Monday, 20 October 2014

Simply Sepia.

Happy Monday, Hope you are all in fine fettle this sunny morning.
Today I am sharing a card I recently made for my uncle and auntie who have moved house.
  I just could not resist using the beautiful Moonbeam meadows birdhouse stamp for this one, but how to colour?
Well I know I need a lot more practice with my SN Alcohol Markers so that was a good place to start, but as yet I haven't found time to work out all the best combinations, so I hopped over to the Spectrum Noir Blog and found a tutorial for Sepia, perfect for the image!
Kalina has written the most amazing tutorial, with a full colour photo for each stage. 
It was easy to follow and the combinations were great.
I stamped the image onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, then started to colour!
The colours I used were:
Leaves: GB8, GB11
Flowers & bow: TN1, TN2, TN3
Roof: TN6, TN8, TN9
House: TN3, TN5, TN7
Birds: BG1, BG2, BG3
All the shadows were BG7,
I also forgot to leave some highlights on the roof so took my trusty 001 SN pencil and added those in.
I then used pencil 095, to enhance the shading slightly.
I hope you like my cute little card, and if you want to give Sepia a go then you will find Kalina's tutorial here.
If you don't already know, its Crafters companion Birthday week and there is lots going on over on their website all this week, so if you would like the stamp I used take a look here, you might find a few more things to add to your basket!
Happy colouring
Nicky X


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Nicky, stunning colouring and loving the image.
Linda xxx

Lea Brawn said...

Your colouring is fab. Gorgeous card x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Nicky this is such a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

Lexie said...

So pretty. Lovely image and colour choices.

nicky h xx said...

Thank you for you kind words everyone xxx

Tracy said...

Nicky this is really beautiful, LOVE how you have coloured it with the highlights...I must try that. xxx