This week I got to work with a gorgeous tulip image from Softpencil - Digital Stamps. I was a little intimidated when I first saw it because I'm not a great colorer. However once I actually sat down and tried, it was pretty easy to follow the stippling to know where to put the darker colors. I had so much fun with the first one that I had to do a second! For both cards, I really wanted the focus to be on the image, so I kept them pretty simple.
Here's my first one colored with Copics:
I can't remember exactly, but I believe I used about 4-5 yellow/orange tones, and 3-4 green tones. I'm working on my coloring techniques so this was a great image to practice on! After I colored the image, I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape, leaving just a little extra white space at the bottom without foam tape to fit under the ribbon. The bow is just a loop with a little extra bit taped around the middle and glued on to the piece of flat ribbon. The diamond pattern was created on the Scor-Pal.
I'm a little obsessed with charms right now so you'll be seeing more on my cards as I acquire them!
And then my second one colored with Peerless watercolors:
This week the DT was given a Decorative Element challenge which was to use a specific color theme - yellow/orange, so that's why I colored them both with the same colors.
My regular watercolor paper was too thick to go through my printer, so I ran a Fabriano notecard through and it went just fine. After I watercolored, I cut it out just like the first one, but I didn't use any foam tape this time. However I did leave parts free from glue so the image would still be dimensional.
Well, that's all for now. I hope I did ok with my coloring and that you like the cards. TFL!
Other materials used: Summer Sunrise cardstock and ink, Simple Little Things Limited Edition stamp set - Papertrey Ink; black cardstock, scallop border punch, and green ribbon - Stampin' Up!; patterned paper - Creative Imaginations; white ribbon - May Arts; Swiss Dots embossing folder; tiny rhinestones from ebay seller; charm from stash.