I masked and stamped the stamps from two sets to create my scene on Kraft card before colouring with Caran D’Ache Pablo coloured pencils. Alternatively there is a stamp that gives you a similar complete scene. All are linked above.
NOTE: I do have individual colouring videos for each of the Oddball stamps. On my YouTube channel you will find a search box, just pop the name of the stamp in and it should bring up the video for you!
My last few posts have featured freehand coloured backgrounds. If you feel a little daunted at starting from scratch with a blank background, backdrop stamps are still a great option! Use them as a jumping off point, and add some small details of your own. That way you can easily stretch your background stamps to fit all sorts of occasions and scenes.
I had a little less time available, so I kept the scene smaller and simpler than Monday’s card. Hopefully it shows you how you can create an effective scene and tell a fun little story in a simple way. I find the Littles and Little Bits stamps great for this. The stamps are illustrated in a simple yet cute style, so there’s less pressure to create a detailed setting for them.
As you can see, I chose to colour the girl’s hair brown. Reflex I think, when picking up the markers. I reach for the browns so often for hair, that I do it without thinking! To help her stand out against the tree, I went in with a white Luminance coloured pencil at the end to give her some strong highlights.
I used the Fall Backdrop stamp to give the characters a setting. The stamp isn’t long enough to fill a slimline card, but it is easily altered by just extending the line of the hill with a black fineliner. Just a really simple way to literally stretch your background stamps.
That dress offers a really fun blank canvas to play with creating pleats and folds, adding patterns, or both! Paper piecing is another great way to tackle it, especially with a little marker shading on top.