Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shades of Brown

From my last blog I promised to post results from 
stamping images in shades of brown.
Then how they colored!

The 3 shades of brown I choose to stamp:
Memento - Toffee Crunch
Archival Ink - Coffee
Adirondack - Espresso 
(yes, I did go back to my favorite color)

First Shade of Brown - Archival Ink Coffee
Colored using Distress Markers

Second Shade of Brown - Memento Toffee Crunch
Colored with Copic Sketch Markers

Third Shade of Brown - Adirondack Espresso
Colored with Copic Sketch Markers

What did I discover?
1). How important the intensity the shade of brown must be
2). How different the effect of color is when the same shade of
 Copic Marker is used - E81 and E44 basket horn  
3). The impression and detail that the stamp gives after coloring

Cornucopia is a symbol of Abundance
Next images I will stamp using Memento in Rich Cocoa and Espresso Truffle.
 Please comment what your thoughts are on stamping with different colors?


Card #1
Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, Eggplant and Butternut - Bazzill
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey -  Eerie
Stamps: Cornucopia - Stampendous on SSS Watercolor Paper
Coloring: DIstress Markers in Fall tones, Tim Holtz Water Brush
Embellishment: Mon Ami Gabby Burlap
Tools: Fiskars Paper Cutter, Tomboy Adhesive, Sticky Thumb Dimensionals, We R Memory Corner Chomper

Card #2
Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, Orange - Core' dinations, Purple and Taupe - Bazzill
Stamps: Cornucopia - Stampendous, Salutation = Papertrey Ink - Falling Leaves
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers -   E81,E44,YR04,YR07,YR09,YR23,YR24,E35,E41,E57,R22.R24,R29,V22,V25,V28,YG21,Y08,YG23,YG25,YG13,YG63,YG67
Embellishment: My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots
Tools: Tim Holtz Sander and Distresser, Fiskars Paper Cutter, Tomboy Adhesive

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Third Thursday Tools

Simply...the Color Brown!

When stamping an image on to white paper 
99% of the time I use Adirondack - Espresso ink to stamp my image.
Dark Brown the color of soil - or as known "dirt".
And, we all know where flowers are planted... in dirt!

Why not black?
Just my opinion but the color black seemed harsh when coloring florals.
I want the color of the flowers to be the focus point.

Now, don't get me wrong I love the color of Black...
most of my clothing options are black
(from my Nordstrom days).
Or at least paired with Black!

I have noticed on many blogs that designers are trying
 new colors to stamp an image.
From shades of gray, brown and even black.

The photo above is an amazing idea shared in the
 Kick Start - On LIne Card Class by Kelly Rasmussen (guest artist).

Now, I am challenging myself to use different shades of the color brown.
I choose my colors from my Ink Swatch Tags!

I will be coloring Autumn images stamped with
Archival Ink and Memento Dye Ink in different shades of brown. 

Between now and Thanksgiving (just one week away) 
I will show you on the finished colored cards!

Please check back!