Sunday, 5 March 2017
TO78 - Take Care
Tracey and I have decided to take #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge to the next level. Each day, we are both colouring images from the same set (or as in yesterday's case, the same animal). I thought it might make it harder, but actually, I'm finding it easier because I'm not agonizing over choosing a set every day; we have made a list and are working through it.
Today we are playing with Altenew's Bamboo Rose. I have made a number of cards with the roses in the past, so I chose to work with the butterfly today. I had every intention of actually colouring the butterfly, but I remembered this technique that I saw Sandy Allnock do for MFT, to make Copic colouring look a bit more like watercolours. I chose some mid-tone colours and dotted the background, before using the colourless blender to soften. I didn't do it exactly the same way Sandy did, but I'm happy with the pretty result. After I finished the background, I used the matching die to partially cut out the butterfly wings. They are popped up for dimension and interest.
I am linking up to Time Out (where I'm the current Guest Designer), where the challenge is friendship with the optional twist of spotlight stamping. Would we call this 'reverse' spotlight? lol!