Welcome to the Classroom! Today I have a card for you using one of Karen Lockhart's new releases, Roses in a Teacup, along with Copic markers, Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen 6" x 6" papers, an Ellen Essentials Doily, and a Hero Arts Sentiment and cardstock.
I started by choosing some papers that I thought might work well with the Roses in a Teacup stamp. By the time I finished, I chose just one of the three papers, though I drew color inspiration from all of them.
I started with the greenery. I'm working at using darker values. Sometimes it's a challenge since we stampers tend to use Copic values ending in a 5 or lower number! I had decided that the light would come from the upper right side, so the leaves are darker on the left.
Next I worked on the roses. These are TINY. I used regular coloring techniques, but it might be simpler to use the palette method in which you scribble the darker colors on a piece of plastic and use your lighter marker tip as a brush. At the end (as I was finishing the card), I deepened shadows a bit on the left side with a BV02 marker.
Here I colored the teacup in blue-violet tones. I did not avoid the polka dots since I knew I could come back with my Colorless Blender later and push the color out of the dots. I used harder shadows right under the roses and leaves since they are so close to the object.
Finally I added some shadows, based upon where my light source was. I probably could have gone a bit darker with them, but I already went past my comfort zone on those leaves! Edited to add: That unnumbered marker that you see is a mixture of YR31 and 0-Colorless Blender. I used it just on the sunny side, the top right, to add some warmth.
I finished the card with a sweet little doily on the lower third of the card front, a few stitches, and a dyed snippet of 1/4" silk ribbon (dyed with Copic V12 Various Inks/reinker). That's it--thanks for stopping by the Classroom today!