Welcome! Orange you glad it’s another week over at the Colour Me…! challenge? This week the challenge is to create a project using orange.
I have to be honest and say that orange is not my favourite, or go-to, colour, but I’m happy with how my project turned out. I wanted to create a kind of loose sketchy look on my card so I combined a variety of different techniques and incorporated as much orange as I could.
After I freehand drew my boxes in pencil (I was going for a sketchy look), I started by stamping the pups and butterflies from the Lawn Fawn, Critters at the Dog Park, set and coloured them in with my inexpensive Bic Mark-It alcohol markers. To add a little texture and whimsy to the pups, I used my Copic colourless blender and lifted off some colour to add a few little speckles.
After I finished colouring, I used a fine-tip black marker to trace the boxes and then erased my pencil lines. When I started stamping, I learned the hard way that ink will lock in pencil marks, so make sure to erase those before you ink anything over top! Next, I masked off my stamping and used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to blend the orange backgrounds.
To finish the card, I adhered a piece of orange striped paper to my A2 (4¼ x 5½) cardbase and then used foam tape to pop up my main focal panel.
Thank you so much for dropping by! Make sure to visit the other designers for some fresh inspiration–
& March’s marvelous guest designer, Joyce Mehrberg
- Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade;
- Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Critters at the Dog Park;
- Markers: Bic Mark-It 36 Pack, Copic Colorless Blender;
- Cardstock: Recollections 110# white;
- Tools: Ranger Mini Blending Tool; fine-tip black marker; Post-It tape and notes, scissors; Fiskars SureCut paper trimmer;
- Adhesive: foam tape; permanent glue runner;
- Patterned Paper: Authentique, Playful 6×6 pad;