Friday, 8 June 2018

30Day Day8, TFC21 - Time to Bloom

One of the fun things about Kathy Racoosin's #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge is the opportunity to try something different.

Today we are colouring Essentials by Ellen's Mondo Sakura, a beautiful set. I've coloured it all soft and pretty (here), so I decided to try a bold rainbow for today's colouring.

I used my Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip markers - I'm really liking them for watercolouring techniques. They are juicy and vivid and I seem to have better luck with them than with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

So there are some things I like about this, and some things I like less. I love the blend on the big yellow flower. The pink and orange ones are ok. I like the purple (too much water) and blue ones less, and I'm least comfortable with the green around it. Not sure if it's the colours I used, or the technique (maybe I should have taken it right to the edge of the panel?)

It's vibrant and fun and I learned a few things, so I'll call it a success.

I'm also linking up to The Flower Challenge. I chose challenge #10, Embossing

I used:


Maxine D said...

Love the vibrant colours on this Ardyth - and the die cut adds even more interest to a fabulous card

Laurie said...

I think you are too hard on yourself (or you just know more than I do, which is more likely!). Your card is beautiful. I love the flowers and the bright green background makes me think of a meadow. Beautiful card, one I can only hope I could recreate!

marilyn said...

My first reaction was "how lovely and happy"! Then I read your critique...WAY too harsh, IMHO. If I could color half as well as you, I'd be thrilled!

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning card, Ardyth ! Love this stamp and the way you watercolored it ! This yellow/pink flower is just fabulous and so are the others ! Such a feminine and cheerful card ! x

Wendy Lambert said...

This is gorgeous! I would love to be able to make something like this.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

OK, had to comment... I opened your post in email and had just enough time to look at the image of the card and think OMGosh, that is gorgeous! before I got called away by my son. When I came back and read your post with your concerns, I had to go back and look. No one would ever notice unless you point it out to them! I certainly didn't see anything less than a great watercolor card. Your eye is drawn to the large flower and is led around the circle counterclockwise to the sentiment and the overall impression is just WOW. You should definitely consider this a success! Also FWIW, I know some of my Zigs are harder to move with water and fade out than others, regardless of the paper. Swatching them out with water helped me identify some of the trouble makers. You could mark this green somehow to see if it does it to you again or to avoid it next time.

Karen D. said...

I just love the look of this wonderful card beautiful and creative.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.
🙂 Karen

Karen D. said...

love beautiful.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.
:) Karen