I did some stamping yesterday afternoon as I had been wanting to play with the Cranberry Crisp cardstock ever since I bought it. It's not very impressive by itself, but it takes VersaMark ink very well and really comes alive under its influence.
I'm really liking the combination of Canvas and Print Pattern stamps. They really look awesome together. I hadn't played with my Petal Prints set in so long. I love that set. I need to play with it more often.
I did some more watercoloring with markers and a water brush, once again, layering and layering the colors for a richer look. Since Cranberry Crisp doesn't have a marker to go with the ink and cardstock, I used a combination of colors to achieve a good match. I used Really Rust, Baroque Burgundy, Ruby Red, and Chocolate Chip for the pseudo Cranberry Crisp tones. I used Pumpkin Pie over those colors to warm it up a bit more. (If you try this, you've got to wipe off the tip of the PP marker as you go because it picks up the darker colors. Or just use your re-inker and a water brush if you like. I prefer the marker and the water brush together.) I used Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie on the lighter flowers and in the middle of the darker flowers.
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Wed, Nov 07, 2007 @ 7:13 PM
This is wonderful! The image of the little girl looks great against the two backgrounds and is actually a pleasant *surprise* as the thumbnail becomes a full picture! Great job watercoloring the flower panel! Fantastic card!