June 20, 2007
With my last post, I talked about coloring images from nature. With images like the Lockhart Lavender stamp that I used for this card, the colors need to be pretty specific....lavender colored, of course. To my knowledge, lavender is ONLY purple in color, not yellow or red, etc. So if you made a card with red lavender plants, you might lose some artistic points for not knowing your colors of nature. If you're ever questioning what color a flower is, simply google it on the Internet. Lots of links will pop up that have color photos for you to reference.
For this elegant card, I used Memory Box Meadow green card stock, Solar White card stock for the image, and an Arturo Lavender card torn in half. Image is colored with SU! Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua painter. I used a new tool for the paper piercing: the Ornare small scalloped edge template and a piercing tool and mat. The beautiful swirly shapes add just the right touch to an elegant card. The little lavender pearls are fun too. They come on a sticky sheet and are adhesive backed. After my image was dry, I used a Stardust Glitter Pen to add a shimmery glow to the colored lavender image. Ribbon from Michael's.
Check out Ellen's store for these supplies: Lockhart Lavender wood mounted stamp (excellent quality!), Memory Box cards(colored on one side,white on other which I LOVE), Solar White Card stock (wonderful for coloring), Arturo Lavender cards with envelopes(a real hand made texture), Ornare templates and piercing supplies(like acupuncture for your cards!) the pearls(I want every single color), and Stardust Glitter Pens(set of two).
Tip of the day: Sometimes when you use a wet medium like the Watercolor Crayons with Aqua painter, the paper ends up warping a bit. Be sure to let the image thoroughly dry before adhering it to another piece of card stock. You may even need to place it under a heavy flat object like a book or you can also iron your images with a scrap piece of paper between the image and the ironing surface. Usually for me, I just let my image dry really good and that's enough. When adhering the image, don't skimp on the adhesive. Use a solid line of good adhesive around all four sides of the image. This way there is no buckling of the paper and it stays professional looking. Happy coloring!
Posted by Michelle Wooderson at 6/20/2007 11:53:00 AM