Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Simon Monday Challenge: Flora Birthday


This is my card for this week's Simon Monday Challenge: Flora and Fauna. I chose Flora.

I mentioned on Instagram the other day that I have always used Whisper White for my Copic Colouring. I have a bunch of Neenah (which most people seem to use), so I did a comparison between the two cardstocks as part of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge:



I found that the Neenah gave brighter colours, better blending and a smoother finish. Having said that, I'm so used to Whisper White, it will take me a while to adjust to the differences. Whisper White is a coated (very smooth) cardstock. The ink has more of a tendency to sit on top. Neenah is non-coated and absorbs the ink. This means that it can bleed more than Whisper White would and I found I needed to be more careful coming up to the lines.

Anyway, I decided to keep practicing and stamped this fun panel full of roses. (I do find it harder to stamp on Neenah - thank goodness for my MISTI!) I love how vibrant the colours are. I used 3 pinks (RV04, RV06 and RV17) and 3 yellows (Y17, Y38, YR04) and 2 greens (YG25 and YG09) and then filled in the background with 3 greys (T1, T2 and T4).

I used:
-Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders
-Simon Says Stamp Roses for You
-Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles
-Stickles


12 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Utterly fabulous, Ardyth!! The colors, and your design are striking. Great font on that sentiment; will have to head over to SSS and check these out. Just love this card. And thanks for the comparison between SS and N cardstock. Your photo really shows the difference. Have a good Wednesday. Bev

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Ardyth ... delicious colours that pop beautifully! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Linda said...

I just love this card!

Maxine D said...

Wonderful, cheerful card Ardyth - and very busy for you :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning and a wonderful Ardyth-esque card ❤️

Sheila H said...

Delightful card - great coloring!

Jenni's Jems said...

Bright bold and beautiful what else can I say !...apart from I too did a comparison on whisper white and my local papertrie card and ended up using the papertrie think it is a brighter white so colours look more vibrant on it x

Jenni's Jems said...

Bright bold and beautiful what else can I say !...apart from I too did a comparison on whisper white and my local papertrie card and ended up using the papertrie think it is a brighter white so colours look more vibrant on it x

Geri said...

Stunning vibrant colors! Totally in love with your sentiment placement and totally in awe of your coloring!!!

Thanks for the info on the different papers :)

Lindsey said...

I would agree that Whisper White really is magic to stamp on — and definitely my go-to for solid images, it just takes the ink so well. I reach for my Neenah a lot, though... and have found I like the heavy-weight Recollections for marker colouring, as well! :o Such a pretty, flower-filled card!

Petra Swart said...

Love your sweet as can be little roses in the wonderful bright colours, Ardyth!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!!

Emma Williams said...

This is gorgeous, Ardyth...really beautiful and your colouring and colour combination is stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us and for sharing your project over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)