Hello everyone it’s Sandra from Portugal.
What do you think of these two lovely mischievous pandas? Kind of remind me my younger boys: they always get along great when they have an opportunity to misbehave.
The image is a digistamp from The Paper Shelter, called “Team Work”.
I had to colour it and ended up turning it into a friendship card.
I started by outlining the die cut shape I would be using in the end, setting some boundary to the image so I could know where exactly to colour the sky and ground.
I then designed the ground with YG01 (layer for grass) and E43 (layer for soil).
I used very fine flicks on an upward motion, from earth to sky, from lighter to darker greens allowing some drying time in between to avoid blending: YG03/25/17/67. I finished the grass flicking again all over again with YG03.
To colour the soil I dotted E81/84/87 and then E44/47 and some E43 all over it to smooth it all a little bit. To colour the sky I layered B0000 three times.
For the bamboo sticks, I picked YG67/25 and 93 (to dull it in the end), with YG91/93 in the junctions. You can see the upper right bamboo piece with just YG67/25, it's so much brighter than the other ones:
And compare it with how it looked like after I toned it down with YG93:
I coloured the leaves with YG67/25/23 and some YG95 at the leaves tip.
To colour the pandas “white”, I chose W00/0.
I coloured their "black" with N3/5/7/9. I then used R20/21 for the tongue and R20, E93/95 to finish their paws. But I guess YR61 would work great for the paws too, I just figured it out after I did the colouring.
And finally the tree, with no leaves, was “asking “for a dull brown, so I chose E43/44/47/49.
And then assembled it onto a kraft card:
Here is a full list of all the markers I used:
Bamboo sticks: YG67/25 /91/93
Bamboo leaves: YG67/25/23/95
Pandas: W00/0, N3/5/7/9 and R20/21 E93/95
I hope you like it!
Have a great summer!