About a month ago, I created a card using some of the black and white Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! It contained tons of tiny little flowers with a few leaves interspersed. Not wanting to color allllll those teeny flowers, I opted to incorporate color into my card in a different way. In the form of the focal point and sentiment. I do love how that particular card turned out.
I came across some of the leftover of that DSP and fell in love all over again. I just adore all those little flowers. But this time I decided to color them. ! I thought it would take literally forever. But, it really didn't. And below is how the card turned out.
I started with a piece of the DSP that measured 4" x 5 1/4" thinking I would use it as a cardmaker would on the traditional 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.
Choosing three simple colors of the Stampin' Blends, I got started. The colors I used were Light Poppy Parade, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Call Me Clover. I decided to leave the centers of all the flowers white to add a little bit of pop amongst all those flowers in red and yellow and their green leaves.
In the following photo, you can see just how concentrated the design is on this piece of Designer Series Paper. I colored, colored, colored. It was actually sort of fun and relaxing.
As I moved along with my coloring, I realized that a piece as large as I'd originally started with would be quite overwhelming. Quite. So, as you can see from the photo, I trimmed the colored piece to 4" square.
I love square cards, so that's what I decided to do. Picking up the black that outlined my entire design, I thought it appropriate to give it a small mat of black. I then mounted this onto a 4 1/2" card base of Poppy Parade. So, the entire base measured 4 1/2" x 9", and of course it was folded in half.
Wanting the flowers to be the star of their own show -- a flower bed if you will -- I opted to simply put a tiny black sentiment in the far lower right corner. The only bling on the entire card comes in the form of a black rhinestone dotting the "i".
Have you been coloring lately? Either stamped images, DSP that is already colored, or black and white DSP? Do you find it completely relaxing? Do you always find the coloring worthwhile?
I find coloring to be anxiety producing. I use pencils, mostly, and it turns out pale. I don't have many markers. Your card is vibrant and exciting. Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
Have you ever tried Stampin' Blends? They are ever so much fun to work with and so much less expensive than other alcohol based markers like Copics. And the colors are always wonderful. Completely wonderful! If I used pencils to do coloring, I know I wouldn't enjoy it nearly as much. I've never really enjoyed coloring until I got my hands on Copics, which blend so well. Now, that I have all the colors of Stampin' Blends, I am smitten. They are actually easier and a lot more fun to work with. Thanks, Fonda, for your encouraging words --- and for the fact that you like my card!Delete
Colouring looks beautiful. I used to draw zentangles and create colouring pages and then colour it. It’s like a meditation. Now I am colouring mandala from books. You can see it in my blog. The colour combinations you have made is so good. Happy to be here in your blog for the first time.ReplyDelete
I checked out your blog and your mandalas and your embroidery are lovely. I'm so glad that you find coloring relaxing. I fiddled with Zentangle a little bit (very little!), but I didn't find that relaxing at all. Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you ome back again soon! Take care.Delete
Linda, it's always surprising how fast a diy craft can go when we enjoy it. I like the deep rich colors! Thanks for sharing at the FWF link party.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm so glad you like it!Delete
A bit of colouring can be so soothing to do can't it? I love the vibrant looking card you made.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Julie! I must admit that I found great solace in coloring during the Pandemic.Delete