Friday, March 23, 2018

My Inky Friends Challenge #4

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My Inky Friends and I hold a monthly challenge on the 4th Friday of each month, and it is that time again! This time we are issuing a color challenge. As always, the inspiration for this color challenge is taken from the Annual Catalog where you can find all kinds of creative sparks.


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The challenge this month is to use Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, and Blushing Bride on a project.

That was harder to do for me than it should have been! I just don't use some of these colors very much right now.

But, that is what a challenge is about, right? Getting you outside of your comfort zone, or out of a creative rut.

You can participate in these challenges and share your creations with all of us. Check it out and play along!

Fairy Celebration from Stampin' Up! has several images that are delightful to watercolor! ~Tanya Boser for My Inky Friends Challenge #4
The Fairy Celebration stamp set is one of the sets that caught my eye right away when it came out, and I got it fairly quickly. And used it just a couple of times in which I was not happy with my coloring of the images.

I decided to try again, with watercolor this time. I used a #2 round brush so that I could get good control of the flow of color and water, and have a nice fine tip.

I used the four challenge colors plus So Saffron and Crumb Cake. The mushroom colors are actually Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz mixed together with varying amounts of each color.

Lydia Fiedler is to blame for the mixing of colors. She recently did a video where she talked about how creating your own neutrals from the colors you are using gives the best and most organic looking results.

Fairy Celebration from Stampin' Up! has several images that are delightful to watercolor! ~Tanya Boser for My Inky Friends Challenge #4
I tried to capture the shimmer from the Clear Wink of Stella on her wings, hair, and the flowers. Couldn't get it. But it isn't a bad close up!

Fairy Celebration from Stampin' Up! has several images that are delightful to watercolor! ~Tanya Boser for My Inky Friends Challenge #4
I had also used my Stamparatus to stamp the image again over the top of the watercoloring to crisp up the black lines. However, I did not wait long enough for the ink to dry when I rubbed my fingers over it to adhere the layers together.

So this card really does have my personal touch, fingerprints and smudges included!

Don't miss any of the other projects for on the challenge blog, and please add your own project for a chance to win the Best Inky Friend Favorite award!

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5 comments:

debra Last said...

Like you mentioned, it can be hard to work w colors that aren't your favorite. Beautiful result!

KilkennyVFX said...

This is so pretty! I love the oval layout with the green vines sticking out and the colors of the mushroom! The butterfly embossing folder is a nice touch and I can't see any smudges. Just beautiful!

Mickey Roberts said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Tanya! A great challenge sample -- even with the invisible smudges.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! You always do such an awesome job water-coloring! I struggled with this color combo too. lol

Sharleen Luciano said...

I love your card. Its beautiful. Great job on the water-coloring.

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