As promised I’m back today with more details on my card using the new Aeonium African Succulent set from Picket Fence Studios. So the second I saw this, I knew the color palette that I wanted to use. Why you ask? Because I have a little set of plants on my kitchen table that were chosen by my 12 yo son. He is a total character and he has a tendency to name things. There is no rhyme or reason to the names but they are always funny. So introducing Timmy, Jimmy and Timmy Jr.
While I was coloring the image, he would come down as ask me how Timmy was doing. Or I’d say I was going to hang out with Timmy. To be fair, the coloring of this happened over about 4 days. No, it wasn’t a whole 4 days….I just did it in bits and pieces because it does take a bit of time and blending. But oh is it worth it!!
I stamped the image using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used my Misti (of course) to get perfect coverage for such a big image. I shaded first with the lighter colors and then came in with darker ones to add depth. It took a bit of going back and forth for the the transitions to blend out but just be patient. Here are the colors I used:
After I was done with the coloring, I cut the image out. I debated cutting the size down but just couldn’t bear to lose any of the image. So instead, I chose to make a 5″ x 5″ card. So what about an envelope for that? No problem. I made one! I used an Envelope Punch Board and some pretty purple card stock (Gorgeous Grape by Stampin’ Up) to create one that is perfect for the card. Behind the image I used Fog Gray card stock to give a little richness and depth without taking away from the image. I splattered it with ink before adding the image. The sentiment comes from the Rose Bouquet set (should look familiar, I used it on Friday) and I simply put it on black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed in white. I added a few sequins, of course, to complement the splatters.
I hope this card inspires you to get out your Copics and mix colors. It is easier than you think! Even with green and purple (see Lydia’s discussion on breaking the “rules”). I’ll be back tomorrow with another of the cards from the release. See you then!