Hello Friends, how was your weekend? Welcome to another Inspire Me Monday with me, Kathy from The Daily Marker.
Did you catch February's Power & Spark challenge? It's all about saying 'YES to NO lines' and the card that Cindy Lawrence created ... well, let's just say I was blown away. I tucked that inspiration in my back pocket and took it out for today.
Using Power Poppy stamps you can achieve the no line look with ease. Promise! Why you might ask? Because the illustrations have the detailed lines to make it easy for you to see the highlights. Watch my video to see what I mean.
For my card today I used an image from the "In Praise of Sunflowers" stamp set & the "Prairie Cheer" stamp set.
If you don't have a beige ink, you can use any light color. I have used pink distress ink or a light blue dye ink before or even a gray ink. One thing to keep in mind is that you must follow through and finish. As you add light layers of color on your flower, it will be a work in progress and you might not be happy with it. Stick with it and you will in the end.
When you are masking an image, you don't need to spend time masking the entire image.
I inked up only the tops of the small daisies with the beige ink and drew the rest of the stem with a colored pencil. This is a good photo to see all the detail in this stamp. Go over the highlighted areas with a dark pencil to get started.
A valuable lesson I learned during this coloring session was to color the sunflower bud at the same time as the sunflower. As always, my hope is that you will pick up a tip or two. Thanks for your visit today and have a good week.