I’m back with another installment of my Scene Colouring series on the Heffy Doodle blog today. I’ve been seeing lots of masked scene cards where there is a slit of background taking up a portion of the card panel and some added foreground elements. I thought I would put my personal spin on it and give it a try today! My seaside themed Ocean Seagull Message card features the You Go, Gull and Otter Side stamp sets and just a few Copic markers!
Ocean Seagull Message Card Tutorial
The first part is to create the scene. I used some Alcohol Friendly cardstock and some Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink – a perfect combo for no-line alcohol marker colouring!
I started out by stamping the front-most image first – which happened to be the seagull from You Go, Gull in this scene. I then stamped the scroll, masking off the gull’s feet and then used some Heffy Tape to mask of the slice of background so I could repeatedly stamp the ocean waves from Otter Side. I left out stamping the sentiment until after I completed the colouring to reduce the risk of ink smudging or bleeding, which I can find sometimes happens with the lighter markers with a lot of colourless blender in.
And onto the colouring! As usual, I started out with the background. I used two different colour families to differentiate the sky from the sea – pale blues for the sky and blue-greens for the waves. I’ve shown my technique for colouring waves in a similar card before, but I start with the darkest marker at the bottom and work my way up to the lightest markers at the crests.
I coloured in the seagull, using some brighter yellow and orange markers to make him stand out from the background. I then stamped the sentiment from You Go, Gull on the scroll and deepened up the shadows with my coloured pencils.
This makes a really good base design for a seaside scene card, providing you can colour in the lines!
Please see below for information on the supplies used in this post. Please note, affiliate links* are used at no cost to you!
- Heffy Doodle You Go, Gull stamps (Heffy Doodle, Simon Says Stamp*)
- Heffy Doodle Otter Side stamps (Heffy Doodle)
- Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink (Seven Hills Crafts, Simon Says Stamp*)
- Heffy Doodle Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock (Heffy Doodle, Simon Says Stamp*)
- MISTI Stamping Tool (Simon Says Stamp*)
- Heffy Memo Tape Dispenser (Simon Says Stamp*, Heffy Doodle)