Wednesday, June 15, 2016
I decided to do one more card for the Lawnscaping "Off Kilter" challenge. I wanted to do some spotlight coloring, but do it a little differently than I've seen. I used the "Blueprints 15" dies from My Favorite Things for my background, having the fish in color on 2 of the panels, and in greyscale on the middle section.
I began by stamping most of the fish from Lawn Fawn's "Fintastic Friends" on a piece of 4.25x5.5" white cardstock, with Hero Arts Charcoal ink. I then die cut the piece into 3 panels, using 2 of the dies from "Blueprints 15." Those particular dies cut kind of wonky rectangles, which was what I wanted for the "off kilter" part of my design. Then I colored my fish with my Prismacolor colored pencils, keeping the fish in the middle section in shades of grey. When I had finished coloring the background panels, I adhered them to another piece of white cardstock, being careful to line up the fish. It really wasn't hard, since the pieces fit together well. Finally, I went over the fishes' eyes with a black gel pen, just to make them pop.
For the focal image, I used all Memento dye inks. I stamped the bowl with Tuxedo Black, the fish with Cantaloupe, & the sandcastle with Rich Cocoa. I colored them with my colored pencils, adding black gel pen to the fish's eye & a bit of orange marker to his mouth, just to add some further definition. I also used Hero Arts Soft Pool ink to stamp the bubbles. I die cut the bowl with the coordinating "Fintastic Friends" die, and set it aside.
I stamped the greeting onto a piece of black cardstock in Versamark, and white heat embossed it. I trimmed it into a strip, and adhered it towards the bottom of my background panel. I inked the edges of the background with Hickory Smoke Distress ink, just to provide a bit of a border, and finally popped the fish bowl above the greeting with foam tape. I will send this card to Send a Smile 4 Kids.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Send a Smile 4 Kids: "Anything Goes 4 Kids"
Die Cut Divas: "Anything Goes"