Thursday, 2 June 2016

Dominant colour challenge with My Inky Oasis

Check out Robbie's amazing card here.

Welcome to my first hop post for My Inky Oasis
This months theme was using orange as a dominant colour. Orange is not usually my first choice of colours so it was an interesting one for me. I love poppies so I decided to go with orange poppies rather than the stereotypical red.
So here is my card:
Tape down Tim Holtz's watercolour paper (I use micropore tape that I first dab on a fluffy jumper to remove the stickiness). Wet. Using Zig clean colour pens, use some shades of orange and pale green on the background to give a very pale wash. Let dry.
Stamp poppies from Tim Holtz's Flower Garden set using Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, or the palest ink colour you have. You will need to use the masking technique to get the two background poppies. Let dry again.
Use Zig clean colour markers, a brush and water again to watercolour the image and background.
Using Art Institutes Designer Dries Clear glue, attach Prills in Power Outage to ends of stamen to give dimension.

Colours for Zig markers:
050 yellow, 002 Fl Orange, 070, Orange, 052 Bright Yellow, 045 Pale Green, 044 Deep Green, 080 Violet, 036 Light Blue, 095 Dark Grey, 010 Black.

Later I made it into an anniversary card...
I just added a foiled die cut from Hero Art's Happy set. You can't see it too well, but it's gold foil (using a Minc Machine) and then stamped anniversary in black.

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Here is the complete hop:

1. Laura
3. Robbie
4. Heart of Craft ← you are here
6. Joy

Here is this month's prize, donated by the lovely Laura. Three cheers for Laura!
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  1. Oh how beautiful! Love this technique!

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the orange poppies and the background colors too! That touch of violet is beautiful against the orange!

  3. I love the look of watercolor. This is gorgeous.

  4. Pretty water coloring love the colors of the flowers

  5. Love the coloring of your flowers they are beautiful.

  6. BEAUTIFUL coloring!!! I like that you used a color other than red for the poppies....they turned out great and the whole card it lovely!!

  7. Emma,such beautiful watercoloring!!!