I’m back to share a new card with you and I thought it would be funny to share my new secret tip for writing blog posts! If you’re like me you may not enjoy the whole process of writing up a blog post after you have had all the fun of creating your card. You’ve coloured your image and all the markers/pencils have been put away and you forgot to take down notes and blah blah blah… all that boring stuff that your readers like to know. *cheeky grin*
Well… I found something new that is working for me! When I decide to colour a new image, I start a blog post for it. Then as I am colouring the image, I type in the colours that I have used. Once Itype them up, I can put the colours away (reduces the mess on my desk) and most of the hard work of writing the blog post is done – unless you blabber on like I am now. teehee
For those of you looking for a new printer…
Bit of an update on the EPSON printer inks… (DuraBrite) Well. Oddly, it seems that large areas of ink will smudge when used with Copic markers. If you see Molly’s face, here eyes smudged when I added the lightest shade of ink. At first I thought this may have been because I hadn’t let the ink dry fast enough last time, but this image has been printed for over a week! But I didn’t have any issues with the other lines in the image. I wonder if next time I should try adding copic multi-liner over the top to ‘seal’ the ink….
With this image I wanted to share how you don’t have to stick to the colour families when blending your shades. If you look on Molly’s dress, can you see how I added the B02 to lift the blue tones helping to make her dress brighter than it would have been if I had have used a Blue Green shade.
Skin: E000, YR01, E04, E71, E77
Hair: Y26, YR24, YR27, E09
Dress: B02, BG45, BG49 & BG18
Flowers/Shoes: RV63, RV17, RV66
Leaves: YG03, YG06
I decided to use prismacolor pencils to add some colour to the rainbow chipboard and then coated it in Stardust Stickles!
Prismacolor Pencil Colours – rainbow
I coated the Scribble Circle Stars Frame with fine silver embossing powder. And decorated the additional clouds from the Magical Rainbow Elements Chipboard with white embossing powder and the largest I left plain and added a little bit of silver stickles. I didn’t want to overpower the design by having too much white.
Usually I will heat or ink up the chipboard sentiments but this time I decided to bring out the pencils again and I coloured the ‘hello’ with blue and green and the backing with white. Then I again coated them with Stardust Stickles.
It can be difficult to find a good balance when building up so many layers. Sometimes it will work and other times I find I really need to walk away and take a break so I can look at it again with fresh eyes.
Check out all the layers here!
To help tie it all in, I stamped a sentiment from one of my Rubber Stamp sets – Chasing Rainbows Nova Rubber on white paper and placed it across the bottom. Nothing too fancy! But I must admit after having been using mostly polymer sentiments of late, it sure is nice to use rubber again and get a beautiful bold crisp impressing first time!
Thanks so much for popping on over!