Thursday, April 26, 2012

Violets Spring Card

Today I'm the designer at Card a Day Blog

 The Theme is Spring cards and Violets always remind me of spring. Since I'm an amateur photographer, I also took a bunch of pictures of my spring violets, so I decided to use them as the focus in my card. I have a small collection of copic markers and have been practicing blending colors, so I though I'd try using my pictures I took.

It was more of a challenge than I thought it would be, I tried several times before I got the colors close to what I wanted.

Here are the colors I used Violets BV31, V15, V06, BV08, B28
Center Y13
 Leaves YG06, G14, G17
Shadow C1, C3
 I always lay down the lightest color first, and color the whole image, ie. violet petal, then I go back and put down the darkest color, then the next darkest and blend the previous color in, I did flick the B28 on top of the BV08 then when I blended all of it with the BV31 I went over the B28 lightly. I hope that makes sense. I used C1 and C3 to go around the outside of the violets and leaves and I used nestabilities to cut out the oval and the mat. I'm not 100% happy with the way the colors turned out, what do you think?
 See you next time,