The Paper Shelter Challenge #469

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you another challenge project for The Paper Shelter Design Team and this weeks theme is “A Shaped Card”. You can find all the details for the current challenge here!

For today’s project I choose a digital image from The Paper Shelter called “Naughty or Nice”.

I started my project by printing this image onto alcohol marker friendly paper.

I printed this image in a size that made it possible for me to trace the design from the Dutch Doobadoo “Ornate” Shape Art template (470.713.122) around it using a graphite pencil (and I erased the lines later on). Next I cut the traced design using my scissors. I also stamped a sentiment completely at the bottom using a no name brand stamp set from my stash.

Now I’m ready to colour my image and for today’s project I’m using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers.

I also want to share a link with a hair colouring tutorial video with you:

Often I find hair the most difficult part of colouring an image and often I’m not really satisfied with the results. Today I found this video on youtube. This tutorial shows a slightly different approach than other video’s and it also tackles the problem that I often run into, and that is that my project turns out much darker that I would like to!

For today’s project I used the colours FS3, FS5, CR7 and DR7 for hair.

For skin I used FS7, TN1 and CR1 (for blush).

For the hearts and the sunglasses I used: FS8, BO1, BO4 and CR7.

For yellow I used: LY1, CT4 and GY3.

For green I used: LG1, AG2 and JG7.

And my other tones are a combination of BG1, BG2, RB2, IG6 and IG8.

After the colouring is done I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen.

The rest of the card is quite easy: I traced two other shapes using the same DD template, one onto olive green linen textured card stock and one on craft coloured card stock and cut them out. And to finish the project I now only have to adhere the different layers together using liquid glue and one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

So now it's your turn! Come and play with us over at The Paper Shelter, and you could win an amazing $30 gift voucher if you use an image from The Paper Shelter. And if you enter with a different brand image, you can still win three TPS digis of your choice (which you can then use to enter the next challenge, and so be eligible for the $30 voucher!).

I’m really happy with how this project turned out and I wish you a creative day!