Hi everyone! It's the first Tuesday of the month and time for a new color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches blog. My card today was super quick to make so I thought I'd share some of my "process" in creating cards.
The colors for this week are:
As you can see, there is not much coloring on this card! By far I spent most of my time laying out where the clouds and sentiment would go. I stamp on grid paper and often use this for my ideas. I keep on my desk an A2 card template that I use to trace the outline of the card front. Even though it's grid paper I find this goes faster.
So I traced the card, stamped my images and laid out the clouds, noting which were "unders" and "overs". By the time I finished I had changed the layout a little.
My coloring went very fast. I used my Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils since I had the three colors used in the challenge. I intended to use a blender pen to add shading but decided that on an image this small I'd just shade using the pencils.
Normally, I would add some very light blue to the clouds or background
to add depth and contrast. But this is a color challenge and I
couldn't! So I decided to use positive and negative space to do the work of the color I couldn't use. I die cut two clouds from the panel and then stamped my cake, sentiment and puff. I cut a few extra clouds from white cardstock. Foam tape pops the main panel off the card base and I used foam dots under the dragon and two clouds. One cloud is glued directly to the card but overlaps a negative space cloud. All this gives the white clouds "color" by the use of shadow.
Stamps: Mama Elephant Dragon Wishes, Stampin' Up! Party with Cake
Dies: Mama Elephant Dragon Wishes, MFT Puffy Clouds
Washi Tape and Watercolor Pencils: Stampin' Up!
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