I'm here with my 3 projects for the first STAMPlorations GD post for August! I had a lot of fun coloring various STAMPlorations floral stamps again. :) My two first cards are colored in with Copics and gel pens and the last one is water colored using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. This post will be very photo heavy so let's dive straight into it!
My first card has a very clean look. I've stamped a cluster of daisies from Pocket Blooms stamp set -I've used masking for stamping a whole bunch of them! The original stamped image has 3 flowers. I've also stamped a greeting from Big Greetings stamp set and colored it also with Copics. Copics work well on normal card too, you don't always need to use marker card! It's fun to experiment on different base cards for various different looks. Tone on tone, as showed here, is one of my favorites!
|Here's the close-up of the flowers before adding the gel pen details.|
|I think using the pens adds a lot of dimension and interest! What do you think?|
With this card I'd like to join The Daily Marker Coloring Contest Intermediate level! Exciting! :)
Floral Bliss Trio
Here I've used a flower cluster stamp called In Bloom: Floral Bliss Trio and again the sentiment from Big Greetings. Big Greetings is such a fun set because you can color in your greeting to match the other images in your card! I used Neenah kraft card as my base. I love blending Copics on kraft -it's so easy! The colors do turn out darker than on white so you might want to choose your lighter markers for this.
|This is how the coloring looks before adding details with the pens and Wink of Stella.|
|And here's a close-up of the pen details. I do love them... What do you think? I've used the same gel pens than in my first card. You can see some shimmer from Wink of Stella in this photo too. Shimmer is always so hard to capture to photos!|
Card 3 In Bloom: Precious Plumerias
Here I decided to switch my usual Copics to Zigs, water and a paint brush. :) I've heat embossed the image with white embossing powder on Bristol card stock (best for Zigs) and added several layers of color, allowing the layers to dry in between. When the coloring was finished, I added lots of splatters with gold water color, white acrylic paint and on also with the pink color from the Zigs. The sentiment is stamped with golden Delicata ink and comes from the Pocket Blooms stamp set.
|Not much dimension yet in the first layer of water coloring!|