This week's challenge over at Color My Heart is to use the colors from the new CTMH paper packet "Skylark". I put my card together and then saw the Heart2Heart: Shabby Chic challenge. Love it when one card can do double duty.
Here's the supply list (everything in italics is CTMH):
Stamps: Holiday Tags (sentiment)
Paper: Skylark, Lagoon
Ink: Chocolate, Lagoon, Pear pigment
Accessories: Chocolate Woodgrain Washi, Lagoon Houndstooth Washi, white doily, Liquid Glass
I used Pear pigment ink to add the circles because I wanted them to "sit on top" of the paper much the same way a printed pattern does.
The bird was actually cut from the patterned paper. I then spruced him up a bit by sponging Chocolate along the edges and lightly over the top. I then added light touches of Lagoon ink to add interest. The secondary greenish/yellowish color is from the patterned paper. Because the paper already had some color and I wanted the ink I added to "soak in" for a more blended look, I used the dye inks for this.
You can't see it in the picture, but I added a dot of Liquid Glass to the bird's eye. I think I should have used a marker underneath to give the iris some deep color before I did that. Too late now. **Sigh**
See, you come here to see a card and get a lesson in the difference between pigment and dye inks. This card is doing yeoman's duty today!
Until next time,