It's funny, I am not sure if I would pick these colors if I were not Bloggers' challenged to, but I like the results!
Digital Image by Firecracker Designs by Pamela- I think it is so pretty.... And, I was inspired by a card I saw on a Blog-by Theresa Momber- you can see it Here. Theresa took her Copics and colored a strip so she would have colors that matched her card exactly. So, I decided to give it a go for my background which was going to be red- cause black and white would not work here, would they???
After I colored the BG, I painted Shimmerz on the smaller hearts-love that stuff! CAUTION- Shimmerz runs or bleeds on some digi's- do a quick test run on a second digi before you try this- AND, once you paint on shimmerz, you cannot color over it. Next, I took a Sakura gel pen and outlined all of the flourishes and the outside of the heart. I used a sentiment from the digital freebie Conversation Hearts by FCD- scroll down..... I cut out a the sentiment and cut it into a heart, then colored it in and popped it up on dimensionals. I colored using a feathering type stroke- first in red, then Grey, then red- I wanted a darker edge and a lighter center. Once I liked the look of the center heart, I added the Sakure gel pen to the outside of the sentiment heart.
Colors used: R24, R27, R29, C2, C3, C5 I colored the bird in the grays and decided to try to outline the inside edges to give it dimension-instead of the outside outlining I usually do.
The background is Black, then real red. The red is done in a Technique Junkies Technique called Faux Painted Paneling.
What do you think???
Here is the background shading:
I wanted to participate in the Clear Dollar Stamps color challenge as well- Red/Black and White.
See more bloggers challenge entries by clicking on the logo on my sidebar- the Challenge starts Friday AM- I am posting early because I am working tomorrow....
I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!