I made this fun card using My Favorite Things Stamps Prehistoric Fun for their MFTWSC275 sketch challenge.
I enjoyed coloring this one. I broke out my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils and Gamsol with some paper blending stumps and just started to color. You can see this card with the inside on my blog at CindyBDesigns.com and do a search for Prehistoric Fun. Below is how I made my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today to visit me!
My Tim Holtz ink distressed background is different and something that has never happened to me before as much a messing this one up. I used his watercolor paper and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink for my "grass," and Tumbled Glass for the "sky." Great colors and looking good, right? Uh, no. It was all good until I tried to soften up and blend the transition between the grass and the sky. Even though I have a mini foam pad dedicated to each color, blending out the Mowed Grass and Tumbled Glass (total rhyme) was bad. My Mowed Grass ended up on my Tumbled Glass. I have no idea what happened. So I went to Peacock Feathers to try to darken up my sky since I knew I could almost kill the darker color by watering the daylights out of it and picking up the ink with a paper towel. That did not quite work as I expected. This almost ended up in the garbage, but I was determined to make it work. Am I absolutely happy and okay with the outcome? No, but it works, kind of. It's a card. It's handmade. It happens. It's life. It's an epic fail!
I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp out everything, including my sentiment, onto an A2-size Grout Gray card stock base. I then die-cut the watercolor panel using Blueprints 24 and cut the circle per the sketch. I did turn the sketch from portrait to landscape. Then I grabbed the Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors listed above and started to blend and blend and blend and then blend some more, also described above. I really gave the watercolor card stock a serious workout. I used a sun die-cut from Lemon Drop card stock in the upper left corner with the clouds dies next to it lightly distressed on the edges. I had a long moment about how to balance out the card in the upper right corner but thought where I picked up the ink would work okay and it did. I adhered some fun foam to the back of the Blueprints 24/image panel and adhered it to my card base. Previous to that, I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment at the top of the card and lined up a second sentiment inside the circle at the bottom of the card. I used Spectrum Noir Essentials and Floral Colored Pencils Collections to color in all of my images. For the little dinosaur spots, I used a Stampin' Up! marker to color those in. Gamsol and colored pencils then adding ink? Not the best combination, but it worked. I had to accentuate the dino spots.
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 GMT Views: 469