Friday, October 24, 2008

KW Colour Inspiration #27

Kristina's latest colour challenge coincided nicely with my desire to create a Hallooween-ish card for Shaelea (since Tiarna is getting Boo). We don't ever really do anything for Halloween but the girls do like dressing up and getting a bit spooky. Anyway, Shaelea likes pink and cats, and I felt like doing another Zindorf-styled card. However, after all the masking, brayering and stamping I realised my trees needed highlights and shadow. The highlights I did easily enough, using a blender pen to pick up Whisper White pigment ink, but the shadows... clearly my cold was starting to affect my thinking because I didn't think to go to Michelle's blog and she how she usually adds such shadows... and I winged it. I used my Purely Pomegranate "marker" for the shadow of the trunks, then thought that was going to be too dark for the shadow of the branches so I tried picking up colour using a clean blender pen. Big mistake! When the blending had dried I was left with a paler halo around the area I had tried shadowing, as the blender pen had caused a bit of colour to run. I tried scribbling colour out of my Purely Pomegranate marker (so the colour was less intense), but that didn't make much difference so I just had to use it as it was. In the end the bulk of it is covered by the ribbon and cat - which I had always planned on using, it wasn't like my mistake required embellishment to cover it up - and what you do see looks ok. I probably should have made the edges a bit darker too but I felt changing from Purely Pomegranate to Basic Black around the edge would be too dramatic. Anyway, it's pink and has a cat, I'm sure Shaelea will love it!

If parts of this post don't make a lot of sense please excuse me... the cold is still affecting my brain! I probably should go back to bed but wanted to cross a few simple things off the to-do list!

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Party Punch
Inks: Basic Black for stamping; Barely Banana, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Purely Pomegranate for brayering; Whisper White for highlights
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate "marker" (blender pen + refill), blender pen, 1" circle punch, designer label punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, horizontal slot punch, Purely Pomegranate double-stitched ribbon, dimensionals


Sankari W. said...

your shading and coloring is fantastic! love the pinks and the moon is beautiful! What an awesome card - I am sure she will love it!!!

Sherri said...

That's so striking! I love the black trees in the pink sky!

kareNstampZ said...

great card ?for Halloween - looks eerie but pretty

Rebecca Ross said...

Looks awesome!!!

I STILL haven't tried the brayering techniques - I just keep putting it on the back burner with so many other things that need doing. MUST do it!!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

I just got my brayer and am still doing a lot of experimenting with it. The Zindorf technique looks so easy; but I've not had the courage to really try it yet. (or time for that matter!)
I love your card! The shading and coloring is gorgeous and the trees are so striking.

Sylvia Nelson said...

You did a beautiful job. I think we are all our own worst critics. Your shading was perfect. Love the card

Leonie said...

I just got this stamp set, and my brayer is on order due to arrive any day, I cant wait to combime them both, your card looks totally awesome, great job :)

Chris said...

This is so impressive, love the pink!