Cosmos

June has been a really busy month for me at my work, so creative time has been very limited.  I opted to participate in Kathy Raccosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge over at The Daily Marker this month.  We're 25 days in and my goal is to complete the challenge.  There are only five more days to go.  Over the course of the next few days, I'll be sharing some of the projects I created during this challenge.

I started this background on Day 11.  This is the Cosmos Background Stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  I'll link to the products I used below.  I was inspired by Kathy's project on Day 3.  I opted to use colored pencils and chose the color Aquamarine.  Once I had the background filled in I used a Polycolor Colorless blender pencil to get a smooth, almost marker like blend.


On Day 12 I began adding black pen to the image for shading and detail.  I'll be honest, I wasn't loving how this was starting to look.  In hindsight, I wish I hadn't colored the stems black.  I finished the coloring the black on Day 13 and set the panel aside for few days, while I pondered how I'd salvage it or if I'd toss it.


On Day 24 I pulled it from the pile of colored items and did a bit of creative die cutting to create a couple of card panels.  In the end, I really love how the contrast of the colored background with the black and white flowers turned out.


I can say I will be using this technique again to create other cards, I really love the way the cards turned out in the end.

Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 0.75-inch x 350-inches, White, 1-Roll
Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 0.75-inch x 350-inches, White, 1-Roll

AZ
Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips

SSS | MFT
Simon Says Stamp MARYANNE SNOWFLAKE Craft DIE
Simon Says Stamp MARYANNE SNOWFLAKE Craft DIE

SSS
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies

SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black

AZ | BI | SSS
Prismacolor 92805 Sanford Scholar Colored Pencils, 24-Count
Prismacolor 92805 Sanford Scholar Colored Pencils, 24-Count

AZ
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets

SB | AZ | BI | JI | SSS | MFT
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp COSMOS Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp COSMOS Background

SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform

SB | AZ | BI | SSS

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