This week’s theme at my favourite ProMarker challenge site, Passion for ProMarkers, is ‘gingham’ [Week 108]. I decided to make my own gingham paper, and it sort of developed from there. It was particularly timely to have available the free gift stamps from Quick Cards this month, the ‘Time for Tea’ stamp collection by Beth Gunnell. I replicated their colour scheme as my head’s a bit fuzzy at the moment, but the card design is all mine.
Greens: Pastel Green/Soft Green/Mint Green
Pinks: Pastel Pink/Cocktail Pink/Salmon Pink/Carmine
Browns: Tan/Cocoa/Burnt Umber
Shading: Almond/Warm Grey 1
The card is a DL tall card, turned to landscape and then cut to A6 width. I then sketched the table cloth edge and table legs, ensuring I added the corner folds. I then cut out the shape, taking about 2cm from the top corners. The items on the table are printed and coloured separately, and then cut out. The base of each is stuck down with double-sided tape while the top part is on foam pads to get depth. The front corner of the table is scored and folded to give even more depth. The gingham vertical lines are meant to follow perspective rules, narrowing toward the back of the table. The horizontal lines should also be narrower the further back you go.
The table legs show the benefits of getting hold of an ultra-fine nib for your ProMarker – it was ideal for drawing the woodgrain effect on.