Thursday, June 30, 2011
All the coloring tools
I think the colored pencils were spared. Everything else was drafted to make this card from Stampin' Up!'s Elements of Style set. The hummingbird is stamped in Versamark and chalked with Rose Red, Garden Green and a little Old Olive chalks. Then I stamped the flowers in Staz-on and colored first with watercolor crayons. I wasn't getting enough color variation so I added some marker and went over with a blender pen. I'd never tried that before - adding the marker over top of watercolor crayons but I loved the effect. The marker ink stays wet and you can really blend it in good - a little goes a long way.
For the background, I used Ranger Distress inks in Mahogony, Tea Dye and Rose but that gave me too much orange. So then I pulled out the chalks again and added a little Rose Red over the slightly still damp background. Finally I used the Tea Dye to stamp the flourish. Whew! For me this is a lot of coloring but I love how it turned out.
Thanks for visiting today! A new month is upon us with lots of challenges so I hope to get in some scrapbooking this weekend. Oh and I'm tickled; one of my Two Peas entries was a random draw for a prize! Love it when the mail man brings a treat.