Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunshine and Coloring
The stamp set Sun-Kissed Autumn by Gina K is gorgeous...full of all sorts of goodness. Y'all know that I can't put away new sets until I use every image in them, so for the past few days, I've been working my way through the set, but I started with the most atypical image for me...a person.
You may or may not have noticed the complete lack of people in my stamping, and there's a reason for that. But this lady holding a sun balloon is shown from the back (no face to color, so yay!) and she's extremely stylized. So I took a stab at it and rather like the results!
A few things to note....
First, aqua and orange are opposites on the color wheel and therefore make a very kicky color combination.
Second, our lady needs something to stand on...people floating around on cards look weird. So I gave her some sand to "ground" her.
Third, I don't have enough shades of brown in Copics/Sharpies/Bics to do anything interesting to shade her hair. Must go shopping.
Fourth, the sun's alcohol ink feathered ever so slightly outside the lines because I put too much color right on the edge. Don't do that.
Fifth, this mistake doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. George won't even notice, I'm sure, although he will notice that I'm nowhere near as skinny as this chica is!
Sixth, Gina K's 120# white deluxe card stock won't let alcohol markers bleed through, so it's perfect for one-layer cards you want to color! It's extra-thick, though, and will sometimes crinkle on the fold, even if you score it. I used my Scor-Pal with a Teflon "bone" folder to repeatedly score the card, and then I used a butter knife repeatedly to break down the fibers even more. You can see the results are still a bit crackly, but it is better!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
stamps: Gina K Sun-Kissed Autumn
ink: Memento black
paper: Gina K 120# white Deluxe
accessories: alcohol markers