I often get asked about adding shadows to images and I have to say I’m no expert, far from it, but it helps me to stick to a simple rule – I pick one side of each image and concentrate the deeper colors to that side. So for these cute images from Neat & Tangled’s Lumberjack Love set I chose to shade the right side of each image, blending the colors to lighter shades on the left, you can see this particularly in the trees. This simple shading brings the images to life and though technically there are much more accurate ways to shade I find that shading in this way is enough and quick and easy to achieve. Other than that I look for nooks where shadows would naturally fall such as under a chin or the crook of an arm. Oh and one more tip – take the deepest color you are shading with much deeper than you think you need to; by the time you’ve blended it out it won’t seem as dark as when it was first applied.
Now I’ve rambled on about shading, lets take a closer look at the card. I stamped out lots of the images from Lumberjack Love in Intense Black ink and die cute with their matching dies before moving them around until I’d got a nice little scene. Once I’d worked out which of the images from the set I was using I colored them with Copic Markers and gave them a coating of Wink Of Stella clear glitter pen for a cute touch :D
I foam mounted the images over a Stitched Rectangle of patterned paper with an A2 Card Curved Edge die hill. The sentiment from More Sketchy Banner Greetings is stamped on a banner and again foam mounted. Finally I added the panel to a White card base and then added sequins to accent :D
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