I'm having fun with THREE challenges today. It's not very often that I pull that off but it was easy!
Challenge theme: Puddles of Colour
Inspired by Diva Jen's amazing coloring skills and my mixed media craziness! Click the blinkie to go see the details!
Week 3 Sketch and Inspiration Photo with Diva Teresa
That means you have two options for the challenge this week. Click the image above to get to the details.
It's been a while since I've created some background paper just for fun, so I started with the intention of trying something new. I spread a layer of yellow ochre on wet watercolor paper and then smashed a plastic bag all over it to get texture. It was fun! lol Thanks Dini, for the idea.
The MIX20 challenge is to use Black, AACKKKK! I added the emphasis there at the end. Sometimes we think black is bold and heavy, but if you use it lightly with a pencil, watercolor, watered acrylics or chalks, it can be the easiest way to add shadow and dimension. So check out these flowers on my card up close.
I shaded them with pencil. Technically they are graphite pencils, but a no. 2 pencil will work just the same. I even wiggled the pencil around the bottom left of the flowers onto the frame layer so it would look like a shadow.
Even a little penciling around the stamped frame can add dimension or maybe a shadow. It's a fun way to add contrast and dimension to any project.
Go have some fun!
Stamps: Let it Be, On Occasion and Take Note (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper (Fluid), text book page (from book in $1 bin at Michaels), So Saffron (Stampin' Up), black scrap, kraft (Wausau)
Ink: Jet Black (Archival, Ranger), graphite pencils, black pen (Prismacolor)
Accessories: Occasion Frame die (A Cut Above, Verve), Sky Blue ribbon (Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection, Verve), paper doily, bubble wrap, acrylic paint, sponge and brushes, stencils (paper doily and Crafter's Workshop - punchinella)