Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Hostess Monday at Digital Delights

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today it's my turn for Hostess Monday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
Today I'm sharing a brief version of one of the background techniques that I'm learning.  I met the fabulous Marie Gamber at a crop and she told me about her  Backgrounds online class through Color Me Creative.  Marie's Copic coloring is beyond amazing but it's her backgrounds that are so unique and bring the image to life.  Well, she totally convinced me and, while taking her class, I've been working on adding more background to my images in order to make the focal image pop.
Here's my card using Snow Buddy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.


 Here's a closer look at the background with a few added whimsical snowflakes using a white gel pen.
  Marie teaches a number of background techniques in her class.  This is my quick version of the Copic Marbleized background.  
 First I colored my focal image using Copic Markers and then sketched in the "ground".  Didn't want my Snow Buddy floating in mid air.

I added the first layer of background color.

Now squiggles of colors used in my focal image barely blending them out.

And finally, a few whimsical snowflakes.
Remember, this is my quick and simple version as there is more to the technique.
Supplies used for this project:
Digital Image:  Snow Buddy - Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Cardstock:  Vintage Shabby - Tim Holtz
Jaded Blossom:  Mini Tag Dies
Spellbinders:  Postage Stamp die
Cuttlebug: Argyle embossing folder
VersaMagic Chalk Ink, Baker's Twine, Nailheads, Frosted Lace Stickles

I'm entering the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can: #60 Outside
Red Carpet Studio: #61 Snow Buddies
Digi Haven:  Baby It's Cold Outside
Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back on Wednesday with a sneak peek at Digi My World's new release which will be in the store on Friday.

6 comments:

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, wonderful instructions on how to do this fabulous background! Love this card Larelyn! :)
Hugs,
Sandy.

Cherished said...

Thanks for sharing with RCS. Love your image work.

Jackie said...

Your card is so pretty! I like the layout & your coloring is FAB!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ CWWC & hope to see you back again next week for our *recipe* challenge!!!!!

mylittlecraftblog said...

Hey, Larelyn, Looks like you're having fun learning a new skill and taking your online class seriously. This is gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!
Evelyn

Alexander said...

It's amazing !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven !

Crafty Hugs,
Alex
https://stampinalex.wordpress.com/

Wyvern said...

Love the whole layout of this card. Thanks so much for the step-by-step on how you did that background. Good inspiration! Thanks for sharing your work over at Red Carpet Studios!
Angela

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