Hello friends! Exciting news! I am joining the awesome peeps at My Favorite Things this month as a guest designer! I can’t wait to show you the cards I made using items from the October release. Today I am participating in the MFT & Friends release replay.
The October release is full of fun images to color and you know I love to color! I used the Happy Llamadays and Santa & Friends stamp sets and a whole whack of Copic markers to create one-layer scenes. Let’s start with the Happy Llamadays.
If you know me, you know that I am a fan of puns and this set provides llots of opportunities (see what I did there?). I started off trimming down a piece of Neenah solar white 110lb cardstock to create a top-folding A2 sized card base. I stamped the llama using Grout Gray ink and colored it with W1, W3, and W5 Copics. When coloring llamas, you can mimic the texture of their llovely wool by using circular strokes or by dotting the brush nib on the paper. I decided this llama did not like traditional Christmas colors, so I stacked brightly colored packages on his back. Using a colored pencil, I followed the line of tassels wrapped lovingly around his neck.
To complete the scene, I sketched in some snow drifts and mountains in the distance. I colored the mountains with N0, N2, N4, and N6 Copics: darker in the front, lighter in the back. I used a very pale blue (I think it was BG000) to add some snow shadows in the foreground. For the sky, I used a combination of BG000,BG10, BG11, and BG13, going darker towards the top.
Next, I used the Fa La La Die-namics and some scrap white cardstock to create a punny sentiment. There are enough “La”s to have some fun with the arrangement. Finally, I used a white gel pen to add some falling snow and snow caps to the mountains and a dark warm gray pencil to add just a few trees to the mountains.
For my next card, I used the Santa & Friends set. Once again, I made a top-folding A2 card base with Neenah solar white 110lb. I didn’t mention this before, but the heavier weight cardstock is ideal for one layer cards because it can better handle all that Copic ink.
I stamped the main Santa and reindeer image using Grout Gray ink. I very lightly sketched in some big eyes for Santa. I used a wide array of Copics that I forgot to write down, so now I can’t remember what the exact color palette was. I gave Santa a rosy glow by adding some pink to his cheeks and nose. For his beard, I used colored pencils in the warm gray range to create texture. I also used a white pencil to add some highlights to his red suit.
I sketched in a workshop of sorts, complete with wreath, and an obligatory North Pole (or Nor Pol) sign, because apparently Santa forgets where he is sometimes. Out again with the white gel pen to add snow and brighter highlights to the scene.
Thanks so much for joining me for this October release replay with My Favorite Things! I will be back a couple more times this week with additional cards using products from this fun release.
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