Blog Candy from Just Rite Stampers
I don't usually play along with blog hops, but my dear friend and one of our Regional Instructors, Sharon, invited me to join them for the Just Rite blog hop this week, so I figured I'd play along. I am busy getting ready for the Portland Certification class this week, so if you'll be joining me, I am really looking forward to coloring with you! Leave a comment today for your chance to win (see below).
Beautiful Blossoms Tag
Everything on the tag today started out white. The tag, the paper, the ribbons- they all began life white, and with a little help from Copic they changed.
First of all, my flowers come from the new Beautiful Blossoms oval set from Just Rite. I stamped it in Memento, London Fog onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# coverstock. Then I used whatever colors caught my eye to blend this beautiful tag. In this case, I did NOT follow Natural Blending groups, which proves that you can get something to look great without following the rules :)
The image is so tiny that it is very easy to blend, and coloring took only a couple minutes. I started with BV00 for the centers of each flower, then blended in RV00 to create the base tone for the image. To blend, I simply colored in circles over each petal until the BV00 softened out into the pale pink.
For contrast, I added E04, then softened it in with a bit more BV00 and RV00. My leaves were a simple base of YG11, then I added G85, since it is a nice earthy green that is not too vibrant. I went back with the YG11 to blend in the G85. On the final image I darkened any areas that blended out too much by adding a touch more of the G85. This helps keep strong cotrast in my image, and contrast is what makes things look interesting.
Then I scribbled some W3, Y11 and W1 around the image for a soft background (not pictured in this diagram) and blended it out with my colorless belnder, again by scribbling.
Carefully, I tore out my flower image, then antiqued it using a Memento, Sand stamp pad.
Next, I took my favorite white ribbon and colored it with G85, E04, and BV00 to add to the tag.
Now look at the closeup of the final tag. I colored the background of the tag as if it were wood (see this old post for complete directions) however, I used colors that I had already used in coloring my main image. I streaked in W1, W3, and added darker streaks with E04. I added streaks of Y11, and faded everything with more W1. I added some faint streaks of RV00 to tie in that color as well, then carefully with the tip of my marker I added a few tiny dots of each color. Click on the image to get a close-up on the faux-wood background. I also added more of the Sand stamp pad to the background to break up the pattern as well.
I layered everything together, and I think I am ready to use this fun tag on an upcoming gift. I hope you feel inspired to try something a little different today as well, but before you do, leave a comment for your chance to win...
Just Rite Blog Hop Details:
30 designers, FIVE shopping sprees each day. No one knows where the prizes will be! Each day of the hop JustRite will have five Mystery Blog Candy Prizes hidden along the hop with a total retail value of $600. JustRite will randomly select five mystery blogs each day of the hop and randomly allocate each of the shopping sprees. For your chance to win, simply leave a little love (a comment) on each designer’s blog including the JustRite blog. The more designers you leave comments with, the better your chances of winning. Each day’s comments will remain open for three days. A winner from each of the mystery blogs’ comments will be randomly chosen using Random.org. Consult the listing of designers at the JustRite blog each day (each day’s designers will be different) and start out on your way! Beginning Friday, March 26, summaries of all the winners will be posted on the JustRite blog. Good luck to everyone and enjoy all the JustRite eye candy along the hop!
Today during the JustRite Mega March Blog Hop (Day Two) JustRite and its sponsors will be giving away the following five prizes:
Blog comments for Day Two will be open until Friday at 6pm EST. On Saturday, JustRite will announce on their blog which five blogs have the mystery candy for Day Two. You will need to go to the JustRite blog to determine where you need to go to find out if you are one of the five lucky winners.Now, take this chance and go check out the other fabulous blogs on the hop for more inspiration, and more chances to win!
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Keri Lee Sereika