I should be writing. I really should. But it's Labor Day and, somehow, it's a good excuse to sit at my craft table and play the day away. (Hey...that rhymes. Counts as creative writing in my book!)
This week's challenge at Heart2Heart is "Coloring." I decided to use a technique I learned from an Online Card Class called "Stretch Your Stamps 2" to do a little "outside the lines" coloring.
Stamps: Shower Flowers, Doodled Designs, Finding the Words
Ink: Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Ruby, Topiary, Pear, Black Archival
To get the color variations and watercolor look of this, the technique requires solid images stamped and twisted slightly on glossy paper. I used a paintbrush and watered down Pear ink to fill in the light green. The pink splotches were done by flicking watered down Ruby ink with a paintbrush.
I drew my lines--which I'm calling coloring--with the fine tip end of a Sharpie Marker. For the fun of it, I altered the smooth edges of the largest flowers by drawing jagged edges.
This is a very free-form kind of coloring. It's almost impossible to make a mistake, but if you don't like what you come up with, it's only paper!!
After I had stamped and colored my flowers, I trimmed the panel to 4x5.25 and stamped the circle from Doodled Designs off the edge. I trimmed out the center, laid it over the card base, and used it as the guide for stamping my sentiment. I can't actually draw, so I love how the doodled circle effortlessly builds on the free-form drawing theme.
Hmmm...it's gorgeous outside. I think I'll use "we aren't going to have many more days like this" as my next excuse to avoid writing.
Until next time,
Very pretty! I love the bright colors.ReplyDelete
Your card is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Stunning card, Becca! And I just love the technique, thanks for introducing it to me! Glad you linked up with us at Heart2Heart!ReplyDelete
Love this technique! On a side note: I can't wait for the release of The Cowboy's Bride Collection! That is right down my alley!ReplyDelete
I totally heart this!!ReplyDelete
Another Becca Masterpiece! I am so glad you explained how you created this card! I will attempt to copy, but I know already mine will fall short of this one! It's just stunning!ReplyDelete
I an so glad you explained what you did to create this card - I can't wait to try this myself. Your card is absolutely stunning! Just GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Heart 2 Heart.ReplyDelete
So pretty. I have done this style before. It is a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.ReplyDelete
WOW, I love the colours, so stunning and the bright pink just pops! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!ReplyDelete
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Oh wow! I so love what you did with this! It looks fabulous! Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!ReplyDelete