Yippee for Yana: Shouting from the Rooftops
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.
I have shared how to paint a galaxy several times already so I’m not going to focus on that today. Check these videos to learn how you can create a galaxy background here, here, and here.
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!
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Very cool night scene, that stamp set is growing on me with every new design I see with it ;-)
I love the background and thew shape of the buildings!! Such a great card!!
Beautiful card, Yana. When I get my new craft room put together in a couple months, I am going to learn a galaxy BG from you! :-)
Love the background for this city scene.
Such a pretty background! Love it!
Love the popped-up skyline. Thanks for sharing a great tip for adding dimension and multiple use of a die and stamp. Looks like a fun set for many occasions.
Great looking card!
Really Awesome card!!! I love the colors!!!
Love the galaxy background on this card. It is beautiful!
Awesome card! Love your blue tones (my favourite).
Love the background and may use that idea. Thanks for sharing, Yanna!
This is a really cool card! I love the galaxy background :)
Gorgeous Yana, thank you!
Card turned out great. Love the coloring done on the buildings and the background really makes the card pop.
Beautiful card Yana. Thanks so much for sharing….
This is such a beautifully heartfelt card! Love the background!
Awesome artwork Yana! The sky is amazing!
Very fun skyline…great colours.
What a beautiful and stunning card. Love the shades of blue and the city skyline. Thanks for a great tutorial.
Great coloring, great background, always great cards!!!
This is a fabulous card. I love the popped up buildings.
Wonderful sky background. I love the starry night.
Lovely card–love the layered buildings and the terrific background.
Love the background and this classy sleek buildings. So cute.
Wonderful water coloring & Copic coloring of the Miss You card
Your galaxy sky is awesome and nicely showcases the cityscape. Fun card!
Such an awesome card! The pointy building reminds me of the shard in London, one of my favorite memories. Those sentiments really work well with the images on this set.
This is such a gorgeous card! I enjoyed watching your how-to video.
Yana, you are always so inspiring …. thank you!
Love your galaxy background and what a great addition of all those skyscrapers and the wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing !
The night scene of this card makes it an A+ card!!
Such a FUN card!! Love it:)
Love, love, love that card – and that stamp set is in my cart right now!!
Love the cool background, love the card!
This is gorgeous!
Love all the rich blues and great texture.
That is a terrific technique to get a deeper set of buildings. Thanks for the great idea. Love the color scheme as well.
Neat cityscape on your card.
Oh woooww Funtastic Nightsky Love it much
and love the cityscape stamp so sweet
great Card for night seeing
This is spectacular! Wonderful project made by such a talented cardmaker, the colours and design are perfection! I totally get Yana’s satisfaction in using something she created before, it’s so satisfying! Thanks for the inspiration ?
love the monochromatic feel and the echo echo echo ;-)
Wonderful night scene. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.
I absolutely love this design and stamp set.
Cute background and card!
Wow! Great background and city scene!!!
Gorgeous. Love your sky and the cityscape stamp. Hugz