Last month I made a card using the little koala from the Warm Fuzzies digital set combined with one of the images from the Eucalyptus clear stamp set. I was very happy with the outcome so decided to try my hand at merging the digital versions, this time using the line drawing from the Eucalyptus set rather than the solid image.
I started by adding the line drawing of the leaves and gumnuts from the Eucalyptus set. The image on the left is flipped and resized to be slightly larger than the one on the right. As you can see, I moved the image down a little too, in an effort to reduce the repetitive look you sometimes get when stamping multiple times. Happily, the little koala is saved as a png with a transparent background, which meant I could simply drop him in on top. If you're not really into colouring, you can get the same result by using the coloured digital versions of each of these stamps.
Eucalyptus leaves are beautifully colourful and can include shades of green, blue, purple, brown, yellow, pink and red... that's almost every colour in the rainbow, plus a couple extra!
I've used dull greens as my base colour then added in the reds, browns and yellows over the top. To help blend the colours I add more of the lightest green as my final layer.
The gumnut flowers are coloured with three shades of red, starting with a base of the lightest colour and ending with the darkest shade in by the centre of the flower. Some yellow dots around the perimeter give the impression of pollen.
I love to colour the koala in various shades of warm grey... in fact, I used everything from W1 right up to W10!