Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!
I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today with an adorable Newton card. It’s no secret that Newton was love at first sight for me – I love those catty stamps! So when it came to creating a Valentine’s card I had to reach for Newton’s Antics again!
Here’s what I came up with:
*swoon* Isn’t he just too adorable?! I am so in *love* with how this turned out!!
I decided to try a technique I have seen around but not tried before myself: no-line Copic colouring. The basic idea is that you stamp your image very lightly and then colour it with Copics, the stamped lines effectively fading away and disappearing once you lay your colour on top. It takes patience and thought to colour in this style – no colourless blender or mistakes allowed!
I stamped my Newton using Memento Rich Cocoa ink, first stamping the ink off three times before stamping my image. The lines were very, very light. I then proceeded to colour my Newton as faithfully and realistically as possible using Copic Markers. I think I did a pretty good job! The eyes were drawn back in at the end. I have seen this done with a sharp coloured pencil before… but I did mine with a Copic marker and a featherlight touch! Have to admit to holding my breath as I added that last detail though. *wink*
I repeated the no-line colouring on the heart images from Sweetheart Tails, then trimmed all my images out. I was careful to not trim Newton out with sharp lines – I wanted to maintain that furry/fuzzy look!
I prepared a Rustic White card base by lightly blending Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Tattered Rose, then misting heavily with a water/Perfect Pearls solution to create a shimmery marbled effect. I deepened the shading at the bottom to help ground Newton before adhering all my images using Pinflair Glue Gel.
I added some Glossy Accents and sprinkled on a little Distress Stickles Dry Glitter onto the heart that Newton had captured, just for a different look. I stamped the sentiment by combining parts of sentiments from Newton’s Antics and Sweetheart Tails for a totally adorable saying! Awww!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!