maandag 4 juli 2016

Bottom of the sea background tutorial

Hi everyone!

Are you ready for another Krafty Tip and Tuts? 
Great! I made an other under water tutorial, but this time I focus on the bottom of the sea.
Perfect for all your mermaid or other underwater stamps, on this card I've used the gorgeous Dolly Diver.

Warning: there are tons of images!

First I stamped Dolly Diver with Memento Desert Sand on Neenah cardstock by Crafter's Companion. You can do this on any paper you use for colouring with alcohol markers.
I coloured a border with E41 for the bottom of the sea. It doesn't have to be flawless.

After that I came in with E31 to add some depth on the bottom and blended it out with 41.

Then I coloured the water with a layer of BG000. I doesn't have to be a perfect colouring, it's only a base.

Right above the bottom of the sea I've added a splash of BG34 and BG23.

I blended those colours together with my BG11.

I blended the colours out with BG10 towards the top. The background base is ready now.

Now I had to add a light source. the sunshine comes in from the upper left corner. I've marked with my blender the lightsourse in the colourwork. You'll notice the lighter lines in the water now.

 After we created the lighter parts, it's time to create some darker lines to. I did that with BG34.

Blend the lines out with BG11. Do you see what is happening?

After we did the lower part, it's time to do the upper part. I choose to use some blue colours for this one: B32 and B91 and blended it out with BG000.

 I repeated the last steps to have more contrast.

 After that it's time to draw some plants with YG06.

Create some depth with YG09 and finish with G28.

 Create some texture on the sand by adding dots at the darkest places with E33.

 Add some E31 dots around the previous ones to blend them out and add some new dots.

As final step you can blend the latest dots out with E41 and add some texture again by putting dots on the whole bottom part. And it's finished!!! 

Here's the card I made with Dolly Diver and this background.

I hope you will give this background a try!

I just want to enter some challenges with this card:

Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it!!!


15 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow! Great tutorial! Love it! Thanks! xx

  2. A fabulous card with wonderful colouring, great step by step tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  3. Strinking and gorgeous card! really great tutorial as well thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week hugs Sue J x

  4. Wow this is so great. Lovely bold colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  5. Wonderful vibrant colours, perfect background! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles Challenges!

  6. OMG this is awesome! Thanks for all the tips and tricks ... what a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. Thanks for playing in our "Make a Splash (water must be in your Image)" Challenge #124!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  8. Adorable! hank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Stunning work. Thanks for instructions.


  10. Wow! That's some pretty brilliant colouring! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  11. Love the step by step photos! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card in the Sweet Stampin’ Summer or Holiday Destination Challenge!

  12. Wow! Just WOW! Thank you for the progressing images. It was fun seeing your beautiful creation come to life. Amazing job!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  13. Lovely card! Beautifully colored background and image! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

  14. So cute! Perfect for our beachy/seaside challenge at Delicious doodles this month!!! Sharon DT

  15. Amazing work, it turned out beautiful. Good luck with in all the card challenges ♡


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