Thursday, August 22, 2019

Love Never Fails, Coloring Outside the Lines

I've been coloring outside the lines again.  Sometimes you want to color, but you don't want to have to think too hard about it.  

I recently purchased this Pretty Peonies background stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  It's such a lovely background, and there are so many different ways you can use it, but for it's first outing, I thought coloring the negative spaces would be a great way to really show off the flowers themselves and all the detail in them.

I've used this technique before after creating a random stamped background on this card.  That time I used just a single color, this time I thought I would try adding a little more depth by using two colors (R37 and R39), using the darker color around the edges of the images.  

I also used my C3 marker to lightly color over some of the detailed lines in the images to add just a little bit of emphasis and depth.

After spending all that time coloring the background, I didn't want to cover it up too much, so opted for a simple sentiment from an older Studio Calico set.

Hope your August is going well.  We're less than two weeks from the start of school, so it's starting to get a little crazy here! 

1 comment:

  1. WOW ...... an a-mazing card!! The vibrant red background really makes those beautiful peonies pop!!