Friday, 9 January 2009

Sketch book ballerina

Happy New Year! Something a little different from me to start a new year of blogging! Like many Copic users, I take a look at Marianne's blog from time to time - lots of tips and tricks there! I was inspired by her post on cross hatching to have a go at making this little ballerina look like something from an artist's sketch book.

I don't have a Multiliner (yet!) so I decided to use a mechanical pencil for a slightly softer look whilst still having a consistent and fine point. I used the shading on the stamp to guide where the hatching went and added just a little extra to the open spaces like her arm to give a bit of dimension. I shaded a little under the image as well to give her a grounding.

Here's a close up of some of the detail so you can see how that cross hatching works over the shading provided by the stamp (as ever, you can click through for a closer view if you want it).

Stamps:
Ballerina Girl (Sandra Kuck line)
Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock
Birthday Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Ivory and Simply Smooth (Prism)

Ink:
Nick Bantock by Ranger (Charcoal Grey)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo)

Other:
Silk ribbon
Corsage pin and beads
Krylon Leafing pen (copper- to colour one bead)
Classic oval Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Foam tape
Sponge
Thanks for the inspiration Marianne and thanks everyone for your visit today, hope you enjoyed it!

13 comments:

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Suzie said...

Wow that is beautiful Joanne!

Kaz said...

Oh that's lovely Joanne.

Janice said...

What a great technique and beautifully executed as usual.

Di said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful xx

Hazel said...

Very clever - lovely result. x

tracy said...

wow! thats beautiful joanne :)

Dru said...

Beautiful Joanne

Kathy said...

this is just so gorgeous, I love the way you make these stamps come to life

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... this is amazing & beautiful Joanne!! You are just toooooo clever!!

craftytrog said...

A stunning card Joanne!

Sue said...

The detail on that dress has turned out beautifully. A lovely card.
Sue x

Donya said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog Joanne! I love the cross hatching technique on this card, it came out beautifully. And I'm completely inspired by your corsage pin- I was given a set of them and was trying to figure out how to use them without causing someone to draw blood, lol!