The question for August is:
The Sky's the Limit! There are so many ways to create sky backgrounds for our cards and projects. Often times, our blog readers are left staring at a beautiful sky and asking "How'd she do that?"
Show us one of your favorite ways to create a pretty sky background and make sure we know how to re-create it!
Wow!! What a Super subject for our Studio Challenge Today!! 8-) I've actually been asked quite a lot by various crafty folks in the past, how I do my Fluffy cloud BG's on some of my cards, HERE for example.. lol, my post from Yesterday, lol. So I was super psyched for our challenge today. Yay!... ;-)
For today's project, I thought I'd create my first Fall card of the year Featuring TE's Darling A Bushel & a Peck Stamp set... And my first attempt at masking with my Newly acquired Stamp-a-ma-jig! Which I MUST share made it Super Easy Peasy to create my fun basket filled with pumpkins & fall leaves! Whoo Hoo! Just Love it! 8-)
I don't know why, but I've been itching for it to be Fall already! lol...;-) I've never been a huge fan of the Super hot temps we get here in So-Cal During the summer and I actually miss the pretty Fall color I used to see when I lived in Northern CA... Anyway, so I thought I'd share how I added the fluffy cloud BG to my Sweet Autumn basket image... I actually use a small stippling brush instead of a sponge cause it's just easier for me to control how much ink & where it goes...;-)
Well I started off with my fun masked A Bushel & a Peck images all colored up with my trusty Copics, paper pieced, shaded & ready to go... I created my Cloud border template with TE's Cloud Border Die, and have my small stippling brush and Tumbled Glass Distress ink all ready to go as well..
Once I have all the shading done for my first layer of clouds, I just pull my template down for the next layer, making sure to use a different portion of my template each time, so each layer of clouds looks a little different.. And you just keep repeating the process till you get near to the bottom... ;-)
Once I get near to the bottom, I shade free hand with my brush from the ground up... And I usually add a little Copic BG0000 shading around the image itself too, especially if I feel I can't get away with shading safely with just my brush alone without messing up my image, lol
So there you have it! That's how I create my fluffy cloud BG's... 8-) Hope it all made sense and you liked the pics my Sweet Hubby took..;-) Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need more clarification on anything...8-) All the items I used for my project today are listed at the bottom of my post & the fun sketch I chose to finish up my card is SC449....8-)
whipped up for you today..
Here are the items I used for my project today...
Hope you all have a Fantastic Day & Thanks So Much for stopping in! 8-)