Hello, and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop.
This week we have the task of sharing how we can use one stamp in 3 different ways.
I love colouring so thought I'd show you 3 ways of colouring a fun stamp set named "From All Of Us". The creatures in this set are very cute and have an almost cartoon character so this gives scope to interpret and colour any way you wish.
The first card is uses a water colour technique with Stampin' Up! classic inks and an Aqua Painter on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I love the speed and watery effects that can be obtained with this technique, and it never bothers me that sometimes I go over the lines or the colours run a little.
You can see the uninhibited colouring in the detail photo, but it is the effects in the background that I enjoy the most.
The second technique I used is colouring with Stampin' Write Markers. This is a much more controlled technique that is suitable for younger children. As you can see I chose just a couple of Neutral colours, focusing on Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray. I used one of the beautifully texture inspired pattern papers from the In Good Taste Paper Stack as the background.
It is more difficult to get a flat colour using the Markers, but I find if you colour in one direction (horizontally) first then go over the same area colouring the other direction (vertically) then the area achieves a nearly flat effect. I did want this one to be more graphic and 2-D . The little red heart adds a pop of colour to brighten up the card.
The final card took the most time and is coloured with Stampin' Blends. The bright colours work well for this card which is suitable for a child's birthday.
Remember to use Memento ink when colouring with the alcohol Blends. This will stop the outline from smudging.
I've stamped a branch image and cut it out to thread through the monkey's hands. This adds a little texture to the card. I don't usually mat images on an angle but this one looked so much better crooked!
And here are the 3 cards together showing you how different the same stamp can look depending on how you treat it and what technique you employ.
There are too many products used to list them all, so if you want further information on any of the cards, just make a comment and I'll get back to you.
You can shop for the stamp set # 152641 and all the other products in my On-line store
It is now time to hop along to the next blog - simply follow the links below: You are with Ann Craig now so just select the name at the top of the list - Libby Dyson - to go to the next blog.
Best Wishes and Happy Crafting,