It's Thursday! One day left until FrIday! AND also a color challenge from Pals Paper Arts. This awesome color palette Is provided by Mary Fish. Have you played with Pals Paper Arts yet? Why not? Show us what you've got! We love stampers on all levels of stamping. So what are you waiting for. Hop to it!
Okay, now you're really going to think this is strange. But 313, the number of the challenge this week, is my area code from Michigan. So I got to thinking About how much I love fall. Well, I love all of the seasons, but especially fall. I grew up in Michigan and we had a cider mill close by. So we would head out on a Saturday to see stacks and stacks of pumpkins, and eat donuts and toast with apple cider! The smell of burning leaves was in the air. (That's when you could still burn leaves on your driveway!) All the flowers were struggling to last a few more days, and the took on a palette all tier own for fall. That is my inspiration for this challenge. Cheers!
Step by Step Tips:
- This card came together so quickly that it scared me a little. And once I got started, it was smooth sailing. I stamped the image in Stampin' UP!'s Basic Black Archival Ink. This allows you to get a waterproof image and still not damage you photopolymere stamps with the solvent based inks.
- Next I started in the center with my AquaPainter and Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink. I left some of the areas white on the middle petals.
- Next I loaded my AquaPainter with Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink and blended the middle Flirty Flamingo petals with the Peekaboo Peach to create a transition. I then colored the outer petals exclusively with Peekaboo Peach.
- I then used Peekaboo Peach to color half of the leaves following the natural curve of the leaves.
- Finally I grabbed my Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink. I added some shading where petals would naturally cast shadows on the petals beneath. I filled in the leaves being careful to blend in with the Peekaboo Peach.
- Then going back to Flirty Flamingo I added some accents to make it look a little less “colored in” and a little more “WATER colored in!” Simple!
I think it turned out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. I can almost smell the rose...Or is it the burning leaves!
Be creative! Have fun!