It's Friday night and there's a hockey game on so I headed off to my little corner of sanity to play with Stampscape stamps and colour!
I've been asked a few times how I colour different scenes so here's another one we'll play with. I started out stamping the mountains and then added the pine tree in the foreground stamping it at varying heights. I have more stamps on order but wanted some trees just a bit smaller to fill in the center of the image so used pines and rocks but used tape to mask off the rocks, ink the stamp, remove the tape and stamp the trees twice at different heights to show depth of field. The last stamp I used was of the tree cluster and masked off the bottom of that stamp as well. Once the trees were in order I needed a filler for all the gaps! My most used and favourite stamp of the set is sedge filler. This was stamped everywhere there was a space and also behind the trees to make it look like there was even more depth.
This third photo shows where I usually start when colouring. Everyone has their own way of doing things but I always like to start light and gradually go darker.
I started with Lemonade and using the stylus I tapped it onto the trees, grass and gently tapped a bit in the sky above the mountains. If you look closely you'll see where I've lightly tapped a tad of Lemonade on the Mountains as well. Next time you look at the horizon you will see that it's always (from what I've seen) lighter.
The next colour to be added is Willow. This is a lovely colour for lighter trees. Once again I tapped it on the trees and on the grasses. Try and keep the tips of the grass lighter but it you can't... we can lighten that up later on!
I love using Distress Ink in Burlap. Using the edge of the stylus pad again, tap touches of colour onto the mountains. During late spring, summer and early fall there is definitely snow on the mountains but... enough has melted so you'll see rock faces and greenery. You can tap touches of Burlap in the grass here and there and especially in the foreground. Forest grass is very sparse.