In today’s video I’ll show you how to Color a Sweet Shop Scene with MFT’s new set – most is colored in neutrals, and I added lots of little reds and pinks for POP!
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I’m using Prismacolor Pencils – but you can do this kind of a card with another brand where you have warm and cool greys – most sets do. Watch the video, then see a few more tips written out below!
I wanted enough room to make a scene so stamped this on a 5″ x 5″ piece of Stonehenge.
- Establish the darks, midtones, and lights on the important part of your image – for me, it was the mice.
- Determine the light source – the window in the middle of the picture casts light on both mice, but in opposite directions.
- Create a graphic shape for a counter behind the stamped image, allowing the “negative coloring” to establish the bright whites of the table.
- The forward side of the table should be in mediums and darks – but can be warm compared to the cabinet colors.
- Fill in the wall with grey, and add curtains.
- Add a pop of colors on the table – don’t get too crazy, the pops of red are pretty sweet on their own!
I trimmed down my panel so it would fit on a card inside a 5×5 envelope since that’s what I have in my stash. I get my envelopes at Heinrich.
I kept the sentiment really simple – stamped it onto a pink that is the same as the layer under the colored panel, and layered THAT with the dark pink of the card base.
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I thoroughly enjoyed watching you create this charming scene! Seeing a black and white with pop of color creation is unique and eye catchy. I don’t think I have ever done that but wanted to try with sepia colors. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us!
This is just adorable!!
So beautiful. I need to start colouring with my pencil colours. Thank you so much for sharing these tips.❤️
What a sweet card!
Cute Sandy, I love the awesome kitchen scene you created and the way you talk us through the process.
Thank you so much for sharing your tips and the video tutorial. Have a wonderful day.
This card is so cute. I love the whole kitchen background you created.
I love Stacy Yakula – and I ordered this stamp set last week – can’t wait till it arrives and I can try a sunny kitchen too!
I actually ordered this stamp set this weekend! I love Stacy Yakula’s drawings, and YES, I noticed that there wouldn’t be any need for masking on this one! Love the idea of a big sunny window behind the little mice – we need all the sun we can get at this time of the year! Thanks for the tips on shadows –
Love this card