Hello there. I have a set of cards to share today, and entering some challenges by the skin of my teeth. I had made them and photographed yesterday, but got so engrossed with watching a Netflix series last night – bonged on 5 episodes – I had to write this now.
Here are the cards: (I kinda went overboard!!)
I made four cards because I made big piece of the background. I used orange, yellow, and pink Distress Oxides and ink-blended the background. I then took some Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens in similar colours and splattered the background.
I couldn’t decide what size to do the strip of colour – so I did a variety……
I stamped the Avery Elle ‘Pegasus Duo’ and coloured with Copics, and as you can see I did some pink and some white – with grey shading. I think I like the white ones the best – and I think the pink ones are more for a younger girl – but you never know………..
Hello again. I have a card to share today based in the colours from Color Throwdown:
When I saw the challenge colours come up last week, my page loaded very slowly – so I saw the purple first, then was hoping for a yellow or green as I had these little dragons in mind……….and got both yellow and green! With some grey thrown in, too!
I generally get inspiration the first time I see a challenge – the colours or the sketch – but it takes me a few days to organise myself – which is why I generally post to the challenge in the last days – if not the last hours!
I bought these little ‘Dragon Plushies‘ from the newest release from Clearly Besotted, and stamp, coloured and die cut them. I used 2 or 3 three Copic colours for the dragons, the yellow’s and purples, then added some green anyway, because I didn’t quite know how I was going to put these onto a card.
Then I realised that part of that same release had a stamp and die set ‘Scene It More’ which I thought would be ideal. I stamped the hills and trees, then stamped again the hills. Stuck together, and coloured with a few YG Copics.
I did use some grey on the trees – but kept that quite light so the dragons and hills drew the eyes. I mounted the coloured piece onto some Lawn Fawn grey card stock anyway, to give two border edges.
I was tempted to ‘ground’ the dragons with some shadow beneath them – but I was too scared to add that to the mostly completed card….. – I do have some fear! I also thought the right side dragon looks almost as though it’s in flight……maybe…..kinda……and stuck down with foam pads – maybe hovering?
Whilst I was planning my colours and colouring, I had a look on the Clearly Besotted web-site – blinking heck that’s some amazing colouring! I am no-where near that standard of colouring, but this time I had fun with the colouring – usually it’s a chore to me. (I also had to Google what a plushie was!)
The sentiment is from that same dragon stamp set, and I think is quite universal and for any occasion. I mentioned yesterday about whether or not to put a sentiment on a card – sometimes I don’t – unless made with a specific person and occasion in mind.