Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Color Challenge 2-14-12

This Color Challenge was to use Poppy Parade, Real Red, Regal Rose and Always Artichoke.

Again I used the Marker Layering Technique for this card and the Manhattan Flowers set. I used all three Red based colors on the flowers plus Daffodil Delight for the stamens.

The background is simply done by stamping the flower in Always Artichoke ink several times on the card stock. I finished the bottom by punching out the border and layering a piece of poppy parade cs behind it. I added a little bling and added it to a Regal Rose card. This card is a 5x5" card.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Color Challenge 2-7-12

The next color challenge I completed was using Regal Rose, Blushing Bride and Old Olive.

For this card, I used the Manhattan Flowers set. I stamped the rose in Basic Black ink on Watercolor paper. Next, using my markers and blender pen, I colored it in. I used a technique presented on SplitcoastStampers by Karen Barber. The technique is called Marker Layering.

I finished the card by spraying on some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Also, just a note, I did use Basic Black ink instead of Staz On only because my Staz on pad really needs to be reinked. I was extremely careful to stay away from the lines so they would not run too much when I was blending the colors.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Color Challenge catch up!

Well, my new Year's resolution to post more, is not doing so well. At least this time it has only been a month in between posts.

So, for the next few days I will be posting a few color challenges that I made, but just didn't post. (I am going to set up all of the posts now, so I know they get done each day!)

The first one was for Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. This is one of my favorite color combos! I love the richness of the colors and the way they work so well together!

For this card, I used the Bouncing brayer technique for the background. Simply load your brayer with ink and then keeping one edge of the brayer in the middle of the card stock, make small movements in a circle all the way around the piece. Reload the brayer with ink as needed until the background is complete. The rest of the card is made using the new hearts framelits and the It's a Wrap - Holidays set from the Holiday Mini.