I hope everyone is staying warm. -51 is indescribable. So I will move on to a card I made instead.
I had been making stamped imaged cards and wanted to color to relax. I used the Floral Bouquet stamp from the Stamp Market. As you can see, it has so many great stamps in the set! It was also a great warm up for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
I started by stamping the images on Neenah Cool Gray Smooth paper with Twighlight ink from Catherine Pooler. I love this paper, I bought a ream of it. The Twighlight Ink works great for no line coloring. I pulled out my Polychromos and went to work.
For the blue flowers, I used Polychromos Warm Grey I 270, Prussian Blue 246, Indanthrene Blue 247, Blue Violet 137, Cobalt Turquoise 153, Hello Turquoise 155 and Skyline Blue 146. I started coloring the entire image with the lightest color and just kept shading until I liked the results. I used the Warm Grey to help blend all the colors.
For the leaves, I used Leaf Green 112, Halo 264, Hockers Green 159, May Green 170, Permanent Olive Green 167 and Pine Green 267. For the berries, I used Dark Red 225, Alizarin Crimson 226 and White 101.
I fussy cut everything out and arranged on Neenah Cool Gray Smooth cardstock. I adhered the smaller imaged to the card base and added foam behind the large flower. My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny words and I stamped it with Intense Black Ink by Simon Says Stamp.
I adhered my card panel to a piece of Neenah Classic Crest cardstock and then drew around all of the images with my C1 Copic. I decided I didn’t want any other embellishment on the card.
Thanks for stopping by. My dog is insisting I pay him some attention. So I am off to play tug of war.