Wednesday, April 26, 2017

COLORING CRAZE TROPICAL HELLO

The adult coloring craze is still in full swing. Scrumptious coloring books of all price points are everywhere you look.

During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! jumped on this bandwagon with their Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. The 12" x 12" sheets of line drawings came in four different designs. I've seen lots of variations on the treatment of this paper being incorporated into greeting cards and packaging. 

In fact, for one of my monthly workshops during Sale-A-Bration, I had cut up two of the designs into 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" pieces for my girls to work on a specific card, which can be seen in THIS POST. The girls enjoyed choosing their sometimes weird composition -- when you cut a 12" x 12" sheet of paper into random pieces, the composition is not always wonderful -- and then figuring out whether they wanted to add stamped ferns and/or dragonflies, which portions they wanted to color, and finally, the color combination they wanted to use for their card base, depending on the colors they'd chosen in the coloring process.

Anyway, there was a small stack of these pieces left after the workshop that the girls hadn't chosen. GASP! Rejects!! 

Yesterday was my day at the 319 Gallery. I love my once-a-week stints as hostess of the Gallery, and I always bring along a big tote bag filled with projects (and homework) to do in between customers. As I was leaving for the Gallery,I tossed the stack of unused pieces left over from the workshop and grabbed an assortment of my Copic Markers. And blissfully went to work coloring the piece I'd chosen randomly.

I was so excited with the vibrant results that right after dinner, I dashed down to my Creation Station to incorporate it into a lushly-colored card.

And this is the result:

COLORING CRAZE TROPICAL HELLO

 How a portion of the coloring looked when I was finished.


The lack of color intensity in these photos does not do it justice, I am sorry to have to admit. 

I decided to preserve most of the coloring and not disturb it too much with extraneous embellishments, wanting to spotlight as much of it as possible. So, I opted for a simple "hello".

I die cut the word twice, once in a bright red and again in black. Then I created a slight shadowing effect with the black behind the red by offsetting the two words just a bit.

You know, I really MISS using brads. Besides adding color, they provide a bit of dimension that is just fun to look at. SO, I dug out an old container of Stampin' Up! brads and chose three of the red ones to line up underneath the word for a final definition.


As I'd mentioned, I wanted all my diligent coloring to be the star of this card. So, I added a tiny sliver of black and then white behind the colored piece. I finally mounted this onto a card base made from a long ago Stampin' Up! color -- Taken With Teal. Do you remember that color?? It complemented the Copic colors I'd used, so it was the perfect choice.


You can see the finished card lying atop a couple of other random pieces of the Inside the Lines paper -- just waiting for me to grab my Copics and bring them to life. Maybe next Tuesday?


Now, if you have any coloring pages around, or snippets of Inside the Lines DSP, grab your markers and go to work. The little creations make lovely additions to greeting cards.

Colorful
Smiles.

25 comments:

  1. Great job - this is a really cute and fun card. I like the additional brads you added too! The 3-d effect in cards is great.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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  4. Very cute. Thanks for sharing at To Grandmas House We Go.

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  5. This looks like a wonderfully relaxing project! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  6. I love the colors! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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  7. This looks like fun, loving your coloring page. Have a great day!

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  8. I love the colors, and the 3D "hello" is perfect with the colored design.

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  9. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I'm sharing your post on social media.

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  10. I love using colouring pages for crafts instead of just leaving them in the book. This card is just lovely.

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  11. The colours that you have chosen are stunning together.
    Thank you for sharing this at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  12. That card is just beautiful. I love coloring, but I've found I enjoy the children's coloring books the most. Bring on the animals, princesses, and cartoon characters! Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Twitter and Pinterest.

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  13. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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  14. I think this one may just be my favorite Linda. I love the colors you used and the way you've done the hello. It pop right out at you. Gorgeous

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  16. Neat project. I am going to have to try paper crafting. Thank you for sharing #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared your post on social media.

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  17. This turned out beautifully! I have a sister who makes homemade cards for everyone's birthdays and she also loves the adult coloring books, so I need to send this link to her. Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! We hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

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  18. So fun and colorful! Thank you for sharing at BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media.

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  19. Love this colorful card! Pinned :) I think the kids could help with a card like this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. I love coloring with my kids, there is something so relaxing about it. This card is so cute with all the colors! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday this week. :)

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  21. How bright and colourful this card would certainly make someone's day. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty I've pinned and shared.

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  22. Love your cards, always so lovely.Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  23. Hi Linda, This card is so pretty! I love the colors.Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

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  24. The simple greeting is plenty for this card and hats off to you for staying in the lines! I bought a coloring book and pencils for my husband the artist but he hasn't used them yet. Maybe I'll give it a go! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

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  25. This is cute! You are my coloring hero! #happynowlinkup

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