We’re going Around the World on Wednesday for some global inspiration of our Favourite Colouring Tools today.
This month the Design Team are joined by Special Guest, Emma Goddard, who’s one of our current Artisan’s. I had the pleasure of sharing my Artisan year with Emma last year and have the pleasure of following on from her in today’s hop. I can’t wait to see what she shares and I hope you’ll ensure you take a look.
Since being a little girl I have always loved colouring so to choose my Favourite Colouring tool was tricky. I grew up with watercolour pencils by my side but it was our Blends that I was drawn towards for my projects.
Our Botanical Prints Product Medley offers both coloured and Black and White papers. It was the Black and White paper sides that appealed to me here. These papers allowed me to add whatever colour I wanted to the images, so I set to work with the Blends and colouring.
The yellow of this paper was pre-printed with the images that I coloured using Blends. Old Olive and Calypso Coral duo sets allowed for shading and blending and worked well with the Daffodil Delight. I loved how punchy this paper turned out and felt it needed a dramatic combination with a black sentiment panel.
This paper had the Pretty Peacock background in existence that I added to with the flowers, leaves and berries.. Our Blends offer such richness of colour and smoothness of blending. I decided to showcase this piece of paper by adding interest in the layout with another dramatic black sentiment panel.
Stamping is what we do best so just had to show a card that I’d stamped and coloured from scratch. I used the masking technique here to overlap the image on this tent card. Not only did I stamp and colour but I added texture and further interest by dry embossing with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I loved the blended Pool Party background behind the images here.
Using our Blends
You can start with the darker shade or the lighter but you’ll find the shades will blend better when the cardstock is wet with alcohol. Be prepared for the colour to bleed through to the back of the cardstock.
Personally I like to either start with the lighter shade or a layer of Colour Lifter to prep the paper. Working in small areas, I then add the darker shade and blend again using the lighter. It’s a matter of building it up slowly.
I really liked this set of cards and thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in the therapeutic colouring with our Alcohol Pens. These pens are currently sold individually but will be only sold in duo packs in our new catalogue. If you’re in need of any single replacements right now or you want to start your collection with single pens, then you’ll want to order now.
Retiring Botanical Prints Product Medley – £26
This beautiful Product Medley is retiring at the end of the month and is now available while stocks last. Reduced right down to just £26, you’d receive a Stamp Set, Dies, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon Spool, Embellishments, pre-printed images and laser-cut pieces.
What’s more, if this blog post inspires you to purchase this amazing Medley from me today, then I’ll send you the All Star Tutorial Bundle from last month that featured this Medley. That’s another twelve more projects complete with Video instruction. Click on the product image at the bottom of this post to purchase yours.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and I hope you’ll enjoy the inspiration up next from Tina Zinck in Canada, I’m sure she’ll have something super to share.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and do stay safe.