Monday, December 28, 2015

Fireplace Background

For a while, I've wanted to color this image and really make the fire glow.  I didn't know how to do it, so honestly, it's been sitting on my desk for over a year.  This year I finally decided to take the plunge and get into it - for better or for worse.   So this is what I worked on during Christmas while the kids were busy playing with their new toys.  I must say, I'm rather pleased at how it turned out.  Can I say that?  He he he

The stamp is Fireplace Background from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the Icicles border metal die available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  For the fire, these are the Copic colors that I used ...

Y00, 11, 32, YR12, 24


I started with Y00 and outlined the fireplace.  I thought I should leave that area white and not do anything with it.  Then from the outside going in, I colored from the darkest to the lightest and making sure it was blended.  When that was finished, the fire looked too white but I worked on the rest of the image before deciding what to do. 


As you can see, the fireplace is on a separate paper and raised from the fire.  This was so that I could add dimension but mainly because when I was working with the fire, it was easier to not have to worry about the staying within the line.  LOL. 


Once everything was complete, I realized the white of the fire really was too bright and needed something.  So I went in with Y00 and just a tad of Y32 to create some flames within the flames.  I added a bit too much color, in my opinion, so I used the blender marker just above the logs to remove some of the color.  That actually worked in my favor and I like the way it turned out.  What do you think? 


7 comments:

  1. Barbara, this is just gorgeous! Every element - from the fire to the design - is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this labor of love! ;)

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  2. It really is amazing. I actually finding myself squinting as if looking at real fire...wow!

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  3. It really is amazing. I actually finding myself squinting as if looking at real fire...wow!

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  4. I think it looks brilliant, so life like

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  5. This turned out awesome, if we were on Facebook I'd dibbs it, lol.

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  6. This is really pretty. The fire still looks bright. Great card.

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  7. I simply adore this card! The colouring is brilliant! I hope you had a lovely Christmas season and wish you a very Happy New Year with lots of happiness, success and colouring of course! BIG hugs Delphine xx

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