Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Love And Thanks - Prized Peony The Spot Color Challenge #116

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card I designed for this week's color challenge over at The Spot.  I used the Prized Peony Stamp Set and did a little stamping, a little masking, and coloring to create my card.  The Prized Peony Stamp Set features different size Peony blooms and some great sentiments.  The outline images are great to color the flowers in using your favorite color media.  Here's a look at my card.  

Here's a look at this weeks color challenge image that I got my color scheme from.  I used all the colors in the challenge but you only have to pick three.  You can click here to join this weeks challenge or on the challenge image below.  

Tips & Tricks: 

To start off doing this type of card design you need to use a good quality paper.  I picked Thicked Whisper White cardstock to do my stamping and coloring on.  I have found that when I color with my blends on Thick Whisper White I get a brighter colored image.  I am sure that this is because the alcohol in the markers don't soak through the thick cardstock as much as the regular so more of the ink sits on top.  But, I started with the flowers I wanted to be in the front first and stamped that one.  Then I cut a mask and masked over that flower.  

After stamping and masking all the flowers I wanted in the front I moved on to the next set of flowers.  I repeated the process of stamping and masking till I had all the background covered.  I stamped additional leaves in the background as well.  At this point with all the stamping complete I could remove all the masks and start coloring.  I used a mixture of my Stampin' Write Markers and my Stampin' Blends to get the color saturation that I wanted.  I used the Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker to color the background.  

I colored most of the flowers with my Stampin' Blends first and then came back after the ink dried and added flicks of the same colors using my Stampin' Write markers in the darkest areas.  I colored all the centers with my Bumblebee Stampin' Write Marker and came back in with my dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend to add a little texture and shadow.  Once I flicked in the color with the stampin' write markers and the ink dried I came back with my lightest stampin blend that matched the color of each flower and leaves and went back over it to seal in the color.  

Thanks for dropping by today, you will find a full list of the supplies I used in the shopping list below.  If you need any of the supplies you can order them in my online store there.  I hope that you will take time this week and share your projects using this weeks color challenge with us over at the Spot.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous. So vibrant. Beautiful coloring...thanks for sharing your techniques.


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