Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Say it with Flowers

Despite the fact that I had a migraine today, I got a little coloring done. I've colored, and posted, this image before but I tried something different. Instead of laboring over the coloring (like the hydrangea card here), I colored it fast. It usually takes me at least an hour to color these images, but I colored the sunflower in about 20 minutes. I wanted to see what would happen and if I liked the result. I do like the result. The colors are not as well-blended as I usually do them, but it's ok. It kind of looks like acrylic painting to me. I like the colors, too. More red-orange than the usual sunflower. Ok, so that's card #1. Oh and I didn't color it today, I colored it the other night. I just finished it today. On to #2... I got this PSX hydrangea image from Tami. She actually gave me this one, lilies and irises. I haven't colored the latter ones yet. Ok, so anyways... Whenever I think of hydrangeas, I think of purple, so I didn't want to do them purple. But wait, you say, you DID do them purple. Yeah, I know, but they weren't supposed to be THAT purple. Have you seen the hydrangeas that are white with a tinge of purple along the edges? That's what this was supposed to be, but I just can't help myself when it comes to those purple pencils! In both cards, I used a tiny bit of process red pencil on the leaves. I think it makes it a bit more interesting that just greens. Oh, and I know my bow is crappy. I am bow-challenged. I can't tie bows or straight knots. So now this card. Jennifer posted some really cool torn paper cards in the Stamp Shack gallery, so I thought I'd give it a try. Easy peasy! I used the tulip stamp from Outlines Rubber Stamps. I stamped it on green paper with StazOn ink. I used StazOn because it was a bit bolder than my usual Versafine ink. Then I stamped it again on yellow and then again on the orange. Green is the background and doesn't get torn. I took the yellow cardstock and tore a strip of paper from it. You have to remember to tear it so that the rough edge is on the back, not on the front image. Do that for both sides of the tearing. No rough unstamped edges. Then I tore the orange paper twice for two separate sections. Then I just used a glue stick to align the torn papers to the green background image and that's it. If Jennifer had a blog, I could direct you there to show you her fantastic cards, but....

5 comments:

Donna said...

Oh my Gosh card #3 is AWESOME I must try that today!

Julie said...

I love all three of them AND the new blog look :)

(Hate the word verification thing......I always get it wrong.)

Tami said...

Really wonderful cards all around. Thanks for putting in the tidbit about process red, I would not have thought to do that. Your coloring always amazes me. Off to try the torn paper thing now.

Emilia said...

Wow, no wonder Julie mentioned that you took a coloring lesson from you. You are great in using color! Beautiful works!

Karen said...

What beautiful cards. Just found your blog. Great work!