This is Barbara and for my card today, I used Lily Pad by DoveArt Designs.
Even though there are flowers, I thought I would create a masculine
card so I picked out some papers with greens and browns. I also used
some Balsa wood in the layering to bring in some natural elements.
Another warm weather friend for you today...but I wouldn't give it a hug. This tall Cactus is a fun one to color. I did the background using glossy yardstick and the Copic airbrush system. It is a fun way to make paper that coincides with the stamp you are coloring.
I love using tip to pallet to bring a second color into the coloring that normally might not blend well together. for this one I added a little R89 with the YG03 to add color to the tips of one of the cactus clusters. Just don't forget to clean off the YG03 before putting it away or you will have a surprise next use.
This is a similar view when you visit parts of Arizona. The red rocks jutting out of the ground like some mars landscape. The heat radiating up and drying you to the core. I wish I could enjoy the beauty from the inside of a air conditioned bubble...oh wait I can....DONT get out of your car. It is a sight to see though. This stamp is now available through C.C.Designs.
I love adding purples or blues over oranges and reds. It really give a pretty accent to colors. Don't think you can't add crazy colors in almost the "normal" to give it that special touch.
Living most of my life on the coast, this brings back so many fond memories. I lived in Oregon, on the coast in Eureka, CA., and in Dutch Harbor, AK...now I live in the hot desert of Arizona (what was I thinking?). I am definitely a coastal girl at heart and look forward to the sound of the seagulls and the crashing of the waves with the sand between my toes and that smell of salty kelp that is drying in the wind. For now I can dream (and color up images) of the sea.
I love this stamp (from C.C. Designs). It is a very calming scenery. I can almost hear the water trickling under the bridge in the stamp Bridge Over Water. It is a quick and easy image to color and makes a great feminine or masculine card depending on the colors chosen for the paper.
Trees with details are so easy to color. Keep in mind you want to keep a highlight to separate the "clusters" of the different positions of the leaf areas to give the illusion of depth. Literally this is just a bunch of fat smooshy dots places over the detail of the stamp, semi-blending from dark to light. This could be a beautiful fall image by just changing the color of the foliage in the trees too.
This is Barbara here and I wanted to share my card from the blog hop release. I used Parrot Duo to create a card I could send for any occasion. Sometimes just sending out a card to say hello is perfect.
The Copic colors I used are:
Y000, 08, 21
R11, 08, 29
B02, 04, 06
T2, 6, 8, BV23
E43, 44, 47
YG00, 01, 13, 06, 23