Krafty Tips & Tutes - Week # 19: Colouring a BEACH!!

Welcome to another week of Krafty Tips and Tutes here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Each week one of our fabulous Krafty Girls will be sharing a little post with some sort of tip or tutorial for you and we hope you find them inspirational!

This week our hostess is DEBORAH!!!  And she's prepared a fantastic step by step tutorial with photos showing how she COLOURS A BEACH!!!  I can't wait for this!! Deborah's scenery is so AWESOME!!  Enjoy the tutorial and then go get krafty!!!

Hi everyone!  It's Deborah today with a fun tutorial "how to colour a beach"!  It's almost summer and Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps has so many beautiful beachy stamps. I thought it would be great if you could colour an ocean background.

I've used the beautiful Sunnie, she is perfect for this!

Draw a line for your horizon with the BG11. The upper half becomes your sky and the bottom half your sea!

First you can color the sky

Now you can draw a line with your B18 for the horizon

Blend your line out with the BG49 and make some extra stripes in the water

Blend these "lines" out with the BG15 

Blend it out again with the BG13 and make an extra flickline at knee height 

Blend everything with BG11
Blend and soften it with BG10

Make flicks and dots, leave enough white space to make the illusion of "foam" on the water.

Add some extra grey for the depth with your C0 marker

Now your sea is done, let's focus on the sand!

Colour your sand with the E50 marker, it doesn't have to be perfect!

Color it again with your E41

Add with your E43 heaps of sand and blend it out with the E41

Now you can blend it out a little more if you want.

Here's the finished image!! 

Now it's YOUR turn!!!  Let's see you colour a beachy background and please share YOUR creation with us!