Hope you are all having a good weekend! I know I am. Going for a motorbike ride with hubby Mike this aft. Fun!
Today my card features "Hang In There" which I did as a digital image for Whimsy Stamps. Also featured on the card is the "hang in there" sentiment by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. She does the nicest sentiment sets I have ever seen! And the digital versions Whimsy sells are so affordable too! I also used some Whimsy Buds as well, aren't they gorgeous? I coloured the tips of the small roses just to give them some more of the warm pink tones I used on my card.
I tried a different technique for the background behind mr. turtle this time. I tried to make it look water coloured (but it is all Copics). How did I do? If you like it and want a tutorial on it sometime, I will put it on my list of "tutorials-to-do". Just let me know.
This is a sample card for my second challenge at "Sundays With Crissy"! The challenge is easy peasy: it is "Dots", open to your interpretation! I hope you will join me. Click on Sundays With Crissy to see all the details!
List of Colours Used
On Turtle's brownish patches:
I started off with E04 and 07, but it looked to "orange" and didn't match the papers well enough. So then I added RV11 and R85 over top to give it a rosy tone.
I used the blender pen to remove colour to add white dots, and used R89 to add some dark dots.
The turtle green parts were:
G00, G12, G14, G16 and G99
Same greens on the leaves but also G28 in the deepest shadows.
E50 and 55 on the branch
Blossoms: RV000, 02, 10, 11, 91, Then R85 and 89 overtop
G0000, 00, RV000, and RV10, with lots of Blender pen on the paper before and after applying the colours.
Faded Lipstick Distress Ink sponged around the edges of the main panel and sentiment heart.
Some CB and Spellbinders dies used, as well as MS punches.
I gave this card to my niece who needed a little cheering up this week due to an emergency surgery. She is fine and recovering well now.