Thursday, September 15, 2011

One Layer Wednesday 64

When I saw Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenge for this week, my heart sank. Use an outline stamp and color it. I don't color. I paper piece to avoid coloring. I generally avoid outline stamps to avoid coloring.

I always admire the beautifully colored images on other stamper's blogs, but sadly, I do not own a single Copic marker. I do have a very old box of Prismacolor pencils, so last night I pulled them out to practice my coloring skills while hubby and I watched a movie.

A few months ago I bought this gorgeous Hero Arts Long Stemmed Flower stamp. I usually avoid stamps like this because . . . I don't like to color. Have I said that enough? I love these gorgeous poppies, though, so I decided to be brave.

I used four shades of red on each flower and then blended them with baby oil. It took forever, but I'm pretty pleased with the results, and I always love red on kraft.

Go easy on me, all you fabulous Copic certified stampers extraordinaire! :)


Paper: PTI kraft
Ink: Brilliance graphite black
Stamps: Hero Arts long stem flowers, butterfly, PTI sentiment
Others: Prismacolor pencils, baby oil


kroppykat said...

Beautiful card and awesome coloring job!! You should try it more often =D

Rosemary said...

well... i think you should definitely color more, ann! your card is gorgeous! but i know what you are saying about coloring (i'm still not completely comfortable with my copic skills, but i keep trying, hee hee!). thank you for your lovely comment on my card. waving hi from tacoma!

Michelle said...

Ann, even though you don't like to colour, you do it so well! This card is beautiful! I don't own copics either. I have my blender pens to use with ink, I have aqua painters (that I rarely use), and I have a few Inktense pencils, and I have my daughter's colouring pens, LOL! I'm still learning how to colour. I like the look of coloured images so much that I keep on trying. You colour so nicely, I think you should keep on trying, too. :-)

Barb said...

this is beautiful!

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm definitely NOT a colourer extraordinaire - but this is absolutely gorgeous Ann!

Judy1223 said...

Well, like you I do not own any Copic markers and I hesitate to color. HOWEVER...your coloring on these flowers is OUTSTANDING! Maybe worth trying more often...this card is stunning!

Jenny said...

You certainly have the skills Ann, if not the pens :) These are beautifully coloured,so rich and intense. I have never heard of using baby oil to you apply it with a cotton bud?
Gorgeous card as always :)
Jenny x

Mynnette said...

AWESOME. It was definitely worth the time it took you to make--it's gorgeous!

Donelda said...

Okay - so you should never dislike colouring again ... this is AWESOME!!!

Carol said...

Your coloring is spectacular! Very beautiful card...I love that HA stamp, too!

Pauline said...

Great cards This stamp is a favorite of mine as I really like poppies. Your coloring is great.
tfs. Hugs

Debgem said...

This is superb! The colour is so vibrant - you should do more! I adore poppies and your card is stunning!

Susan Raihala said...

Fabulous coloring!!!!! Love how you blended the multiple shades of red. Maybe we should both color more, eh?