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).

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

Ivory and Simply Smooth (Prism)

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

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


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cookcreateread 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 said...

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

Anonymous said...

A stunning card Joanne!

Sue said...

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

Anonymous 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!