Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Try it out Tuesday with Ashley Scheffler!

Intro- Coloring Aj's jeans with Copic markers by Ashley Scheffler

You will want to first pick out the color combo you wish for jeans. For this image I wanted a darker blue color. My rule is typically to pick at least 3 colors that go together. For example, I will be using B93, B95, and B97. You can pick lighter blues for a faded look. For a fun twist you can always make jeans a different color other than blue as well!

Lets get started!

Here is the image Aj on swing, he is adorable and has a pretty good size area of jeans to play with. Again, I am using the colors B93, B95 and B97 (you can also use the colorless blender to make the jeans appear faded)

Image before I color him. You need to pick where the light source is coming from. I want the sun to be on the left, which means everything on the left hand side of his body will be lighter because the sun hits there first.

Taking your darkest color (B97) fill in the areas that will be the darkest. This is where the sun will hit last or in deep folds in the fabric.

Using the medium color (B95) go over the dark area you just colored and add some more color. Leaving enough area to color where the sun will hit first for the lighest color. To blend the colors together go over in little circles to evenly blend the Copics together.

Using the lightest color, fill in the rest of the image. Also go over complete jean area to help blend all 3 colors together.

Repeat the steps if you want to go back and make the areas darker to stand out more. When you color over the darker area with any lighter marker, it will take away some of the color.

Repeat with color B95

Repeat with color B93. Just keep repeating these steps until you get the desired look for the jeans and the color you want. Just be careful not to over saturate your paper or the color will start to run out of the image lines.

Pick a color combo for the patches. I decided to use R29 and R46. I also used 0 to lighten the patches to look worn.

Completed jean area. You can see exactly where the sun/light source hits first (lightest) and where it hits last (darkest).

Continue coloring AJ. Just remember to keep the light source in mind! Here are the color combos I used:
Jeans- B93, B95, B97
Patch- R29, R46, 0
Shirt- G02, G05, G07
Skin- E00, E21, R20 (blush/cheek color)
Hair- C1, C3, C5, C7
Swing- E53, E33, E35, E37
Shoes- E57, E77
Sky- B0000

Complete the card or project using your image. For my card I used:
Stampin Up cardstock, Neenah Cardstock, and the pattern paper is Making Memories. Buttons were from personal collection collected over the years, corner rounder.

More Fabulous DT ladies......

Hi! My name is Lorie, and I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 27 years, and we are the very blessed parents of two grown boys. About 6 years ago, I was introduced to rubber stamping and very quickly, I fell in love with this craft. Water coloring with ink, and Copic coloring are my favorite techniques, but I can honestly say that when it comes to stamping, I LOVE IT ALL! When I'm not stamping, which is seldom, I love to garden, read, cook, and crochet. It is an honor to be a part of the Stamping Boutique Design Team, and I am thrilled for the opportunity! It is my hope that my creations will inspire, uplift, and pass my love for this craft on to you.

Check out more of Lorie's work on her blog The Thinkin' Spot.

Hey there my name is Crystal (aka Caitlynsmommy). I am a stay at home mom to one very sassy and active 2.5 year old girl. In my former life I was an Army officer and am an Iraqi War Vet. Jonathan (my husband) and I have been married six years this coming December, he is my biggest supporter and enabler. I have been dabbling in paper crafting of some sort my entire life. I have always loved to buy school supplies (now scrap supplies) and organize. I dived into scrap booking right before our Daughter was born in 2007 and have not stopped yet. I am not a big card maker although I do run the Cricut Card Fairies. We are a great group that send cards to anyone needing a lift, we are past 600 missions in just a little over two years. I have not used many digital images, but I promise I am up to the challenge. I can't wait to challenge myself with this amazing design team!

Check out more of Crystal's work on her blog Crafting for Caitlyn.

I am a very blessed mother of 3 wonderful children; Jeff 23; Jon 17 and Jenna 5. Jenna and Jon keep us both busy with dance and high school sports. I work full time outside the home at a local Middle School (grades 6-7-8) as the Student Services Secretary. I can truly say that "I love my job", I enjoy working with our students, they make me smile each and every day. I have a passion for many different crafts. I am a quilter and a knitter, my wonderful mother taught me both about 5 years ago and I have made over 15 quilts since then, yep I'm hooked. I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years and creating handmade cards for about 2 years. I can't wait to see where my creativity will take me everytime I sit down at my craft table.

Check out more of Tracey's work on her blog Totaly Tracey.

My name is Amanda and I'm one of the Canucks on the team! I live in I'm enjoying the sun now while it's here!

I've been using digital images for at least a year now and my Copic marker collection keeps growing, much to my family's dismay! I'm honoured to be chosen to work with Tracey and Christy and this very talented team. I have some extensive Design Team experience with sites for ribbon kits, store kits, sketch teams, blog challenge teams and now TSB digital stamps PLUS I have my own DT for my online store . I've also guest designed for several different sites and I know what I expect of my design team members so I always put my all into whatever team I'm on.

Besides crafting and my own business, I work for my mom, work for my grandfather and have two kiddos and a hubby that I have to keep up with!! I really wish I didn't have to sleep! It would make life a lot easier! Then I'd have at least another 5-6 hours in a day to get things done!!

Check out more of Amanda's work on her blog Colouring Our World.

Monday, June 7, 2010

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2 Sketches 4 You Sponsor

We are once again honored to be sponsoring the challenge this week at
2 Sketches 4 You and once again the ladies at 2S4Y have come up with some outstanding samples to go along with fun sketch from Kazan. Make sure to enter the challenge because there is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs for the TSB store!

Remember any cards using TSB images can be entered in our monthly challenge for your chance to win FREE images or a guest DT spot on the Boutique team!