Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Welcome to the first edition of Yippee for Yana for 2018! Today the fabulous Yana Smakula is back with a gorgeous skyline card. Read on and be sure to check out the video for more info and enjoy!
Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my bi-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s episode, I’m sharing a Miss You card incorporating watercolor and Copic coloring!
I started to work on my card by stamping cityscape image from Simon’s From The Rooftops stamp set in black ink onto white cardstock. I stamped this image several times as I wanted to build depth and dimension on my card and I needed more than just one row of skyscrapers for this.
I used Simon’s Intense Black ink for my stamping as I planned to color images using Copic markers; this ink is alcohol friendly and will not bleed when it comes in contact with alcohol. It’s also waterproof so it can be used for all things watercolor.
After stamping I cut my image out using a coordinating die and started coloring. I wanted to have my houses on a dark sky background, a galaxy background. I had a galaxy background ready, I painted it some time ago when I was working on another project.
If you don’t like watercolor or you don’t feel comfortable enough watercoloring a galaxy background for your card you can create a simple ink blended background using Distress Inks or Distress Oxides. If you want – you can do a watercolor ombre background with the top portion of the panel being the darkest, almost black and the bottom portion lightest, a very light blue.
The colors of my galaxy background dictated the colors of markers I used to color my skyscrapers. I didn’t want to use something that would look odd so I made sure to pick the colors that went well with the background.
I used several color combos and I didn’t color every house in a different color, instead, I had 2-3 houses painted using same colors. I used C9, C7, and C5 – that ended up looking almost black and I love it, it really popped up against that night sky. I also colored several houses dark blue using B39, B99, and B45. I also used warm gray colors for some of the skyscrapers – W5, W3, and W1. I didn’t use any purples for my background, but I felt like I could bring a bit of dark purple to my coloring, so I used BV08 and BV04 to color some of the buildings. I also kept some of the building almost white and only added shading using a C5, C3, and C1.
To add a bit of bling and shine I used Aqua Shimmer Pen from Tonic Studios and coated my black houses with the shimmer. I also stamped a speech bubble with the echoing “Miss You” and white heat embossed “Shouting from the rooftops” on black paper.
I foam mounted my images onto the galaxy background, foam mounted the background onto an A2 card base and that finished my card!
Have fun stamping!
Thanks for reading, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!
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