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This week we have another fabulous prize from our sponsor Fred She Said, and it's Debbi's turn to use one of their images for her tutorial.
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Now, over to Debbi for her image tutorial...
I have used the "Smelling the Cherry Blossoms" set from Fred She Said, and printed one of the images with background and a few of the cherry blossom images onto a sheet of SU Whisper White cardstock. I have an HP Photosmart printer and use regular HP ink)
I coloured small circles of Pale Pink for the wee girl's cheeks,
Then covered all the skin areas with Blush, blending with the Pale Pink over her cheeks
Next, I coloured her hair, starting with Caramel which I used all over - leaving a small area white. This is where I imagine the light would be shining onto.
Then I used Cocoa to cover the whole area - apart from the white area and a small area of the Caramel
The next shade I used was Walnut, which I used on the darkest areas of her hair ie: at the roots and ends.
I went back over all the coloured areas of the hair to blend with Caramel
To colour her kimono, I coloured it using small circular motions over the whole area with Meadow Green, then used small marks of Apple where I imagine the shadowed areas would be. I used the Meadow Green again to blend the darker areas.
I then coloured the kimono trim and her obi (that's the sash of a kimono) with Arctic Blue, laying down more layers for the shaded areas
Moving onto the cherry blossoms, I first dotted some Aubergine into the centres, then blended outwards onto the petals with Pink Carnation
To colour the wall I used Warm Grey 3 and 4, and added some Tan to the stones to give them a bit more texture
And to finish off the background, I used Lilac and Amethyst to colour the mountains, Leaf Green, Apple and Meadow Green for the grass, Leaf Green, Umber and Caramel for the trees and Cool Grey 3 to add a bit of shadow to her tabi socks.
I'll be using this image on my DT card this Tuesday, so look out for it.