April 16, 2008

In Colour Birdy

I wanted to try colouring an image with all the new In Colour ink pads. I used the technique shown in this post:
http://thinkingstamps.blogspot.com/2008/03/watercolouring-with-su-inkpads.html I used a blender pen instead of an Aqua Painter for this image though. It blends the colours together beautifully. If you look carefully you can see I used Wild Wasabi and River Rock on the flower so all six new colours are there!

I was so excited to find out my favourite bird image fits in the new Scallop Circle punch! You have to line it up really carefully, but it looks great. Here's the step by step:

  • Stamp the bird image in Stazon. Colour using the above technique. I blended Soft Sky and Blue Bayou on the Bird, and Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate on the flower petals.
  • Cut bird image out using Scallop Circle punch. Sponge around the edges with Soft Sky ink, and a tiny bit of Blue Bayou. Dot around the edge with a white gel pen.
  • Stamp Polka Dot background on Groovy Guava textured card stock with Purely Pomegranate. Sponge the edges with Guava and Pomegranate.
  • Use the 1/2" Circle punch to cut the corner detail on the Guava layer. Add silver brads to the corners of the Pomegranate layer.
  • Layer onto Blue Bayou and Soft Sky textured card.
  • Sponge three small flowers from the Pretties Kit with Groovy Guava. Attach to card stock with silver brads.
  • Stamp the Get Well sentiment onto Whisper White card stock. Follow the same sponging and dotting guidelines as the focal image. Cut out using the Word Window punch and layer onto a Blue Bayou layer cut using the Small Oval Punch.
  • Layer everything together, using SNAIL for the largest Guava layer and Stampin' Dimensionals for the Blue Bayou layer, bird image and sentiment.

I'm addicted to our new colours already! They are so rich and work well with each other or many of our regular colours. The new textured card stock is so lovely to work with too, it adds real dimension to your work.

Just a hint: When lining up brads on your work, use the clear template from the Mat Pack - perfect brad or eyelet placement every time!

Hope you're having a great week,

Stampin' Supplies:
Fun & Fast Notes and Polka Dot Background Stamp Sets.
Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi Ink for sponging and colouring.
In Colour Textured Card. Whisper White card.
Stazon Ink.
Blender Pen.
Word Window, Scallop Circle, Small Oval and 1/2" Circle Punches.
3/16" Handheld Punch.
Signo White Gel Pen.
Pretties Kit.
SNAIL adhesive.
Stampin' Dimensionals.

All supplies available from Stampin' Up!

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