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).
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