I'm thrilled to be guest designing on behalf of Your Next Stamp who is sponsoring Wee Memories for their current Scrappy Saturday Challenge ...
~ All Things Adorable ~
I've used a fun YNS favorite of mine, You're So Cool butterfly as my "adorable" image. Butterflies can be adorable right? He or she (how does one tell with a butterfly? LOL) is so much fun to color. This time I decided to try something new by coloring the wings using a feathering technique. Feathering is when you use two contracting colors and working from opposite ends of the object and blend them together with soft "feather" blending. I used V12, V000, YG23, & YG01. After adding the sparkle to the wings, it's a little hard to see what a beautiful technique this really is. But I promise you that there are no "lines" and it's a seamless transition between the colors.
Glossy Accents were applied to the sunglasses and glass of pink lemonade (that's what I decided he was drinking :) And the sparkle treatment on the wings is a combination of Shimmerz Pixie Dust and Stickles Star Dust...mixed together and painted on. I find that it gives a very light and sheer sparkle. You have to "catch the light" to see the sparkle otherwise it just appears as normal. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I have finally tried the White Cryogen paper (the paper has a iridescence sheen) with this image and I LOVE it.
I've used today's The Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS104) for my layout design which gave me fits...I don't "do" tilted panels very well. LOL!! And this weeks sketch has a spin to it...
~ Winged Things ~
Be sure to check out Wee Memories Challenge this week and link up your own "Adorable" project.
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