Hello all and happy Tuesday! Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind challenge, catered just to YOU? Not sure what I mean? Well, you are about to find out and it is super fun! Let's get right into it, shall we?
HOW TO PLAY: I had some fun creating a key and all you have to do is answer the questions and create accordingly! What will be super fun is the fact that no two cards will be based on the same key! Isn't that fun?
And, here's your creative key!
So.... in order to play along in this challenge, all you need to do is follow the key. Find your birth month and then use your initials to determine what colors you'll use to create! Just that simple!
On to my creation!
Since I was born in November and J and K are my initials, I knew I needed a "thank you" card made in shades of yellow! So, here goes...
I love the sunshine feel of this image from Power Poppy called Sunflower Power. It is a digital stamp set but, if you are a clear stamp lover, you can find this image in the In Praise of Sunflowers stamp set as well!
I colored the main image with Copic markers and chose Y02, Y08, Y35, Y38 to color up the flower. E53, E55, E57 and E59 to color the center and then YG03 and YG06 to color up the little leaf. When I was done, I thought it looked really stark but wanted to do something different for my background. I know many stampers use watercolor to flick on accents of color. I thought, why not use a reinker instead and use a Copic solution? As you can see, I took a palette and dropped some color from a BG10 and BG000 reinker.
Well, here's the deal. This works, but you use a lot of solvent in the process. My paintbrush soaked up the ink drops like the bristles were the Sahara desert and I needed to add MORE reinker. I did flick on some color as you can see below but, it ended up fading quite a bit when it dried. Also, my image must not have been fully dry because parts of my flower look blue. Oh well, it was worth a try and the result wasn't SO bad that I wanted to scrap it altogether!
Since I was following this challenge, I added this little sentiment on the inside. It's not your typical thank you card but it does share a note of gratitude and so... it fits the bill!
From there, I matted up my image using yellow and splashes of black, adding a sentiment that was part of a decorative paper pack. I attached it using foam tape and then set it on top of some twine that I wrapped around my main image. And... ta da!
Here's one last peek at my finished card!
Until next time!