Today is the start of the new challenge over at the Stampin' with the Dragon challenge and the theme is ' Flowers for Mum' . SDD are also our sponsors and donate the prize for the winner.
The prize for the winner is a £5 voucher to the
I am ringing the changes from my usual scrapbook pages with a digital card front to demonstrate the versatility of digital background and stamps when used with a software that allows you to digitally 'paint'.
My project for the Flowers for Mum challenge uses the Fairy Garden digital stamp and my Photoshop painting facility.
I set up a background with the base colour that worked with the digital papers from the Spring Fever digital kit. I also chose to make some clipping masks to create ribbon tags that helped to compliment the digi stamp and not overwhelm it. Using the same colour palette as the papers I worked on getting the fairy image finished first and coloured the flowers butterflies and grasses in order. To get the effect of a bent wing, I shaded the inside of the wing (close to the body) a darker colour and graduated / blended lighter shades of the same colour as I 'painted' toward the outer part of the wing. I find if you add a hint of a darker tone to the tips of the wing it gives the illusion of bending away . I use this technique a lot with flowers and leaves. I am specially pleased with the finished image. I also added lighter shades to arms and legs to create depth and curves. The digital card front was finished with matching ribbon and embellishments fro the same digital kit. Again I find if you use elements from the same kit, the palette works much better than sometimes trying to mix and match.
I hope this inspires you to have a go either with digital painting or as I started with watercolour makers then Copics and now digital brushes. The technique is all the same just different mediums .
Pop over to Stampin' with the Dragon challenge blog and take a look at the DT projects created by a great bunch of very talented teamies. AND don't stop there.....get your project on to the challenge and leave us a link.
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Best of luck.
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