Fab Friday 122 – Simon Says Stamp – Stamptember – Let Us Rejoice
This week we have a color challenge:
Guys. GUYS. Two of these colors were in the Paper Crafts Crew challenge I did a couple of days ago! I am haunted by them! So I didn’t even really have to put some stuff away to get started. I decided, though, to go in another direction and chose another Stamptember offering from Simon Says Stamp, Let Us Rejoice. It features a beautiful bouquet of mums (at least that’s what I am calling them) and so I thought it would be perfect for this since Rich Razzleberry and Cajun Craze look like mum colors to me. At first I tried painting this with the ink, but I just didn’t care for the result, so I decided to grab my Copic markers and colored the image instead. Lookie:
GOJUS!!! I find myself really hoping Simon comes out with matching dies for this set! I love the little dot stamp, though!
I initially colored these with carefully graded step-by-step colors within the same color families and it was BOOOOOORRRRIIINGGGG! So flat! Ugh! So I added some of the orange shades within the purple flower, some of the purple shades within the orange flower, and some of both in the leaves, and it just leapt off the paper and started to breathe! Guys! We don’t have to put ourselves in color coffins when it comes to coloring. With Copics, you can sometimes find that adding a different color will cause some, shall we say, INTERESTING effects, but don’t be afraid to test colors together on a scrap piece of card stock to see if it will work before you put it on your actual image. Over the top of the flowers in the cups of each petal and the tips of leaves I added clear wink of Stella. On the little curlicue pieces I added some clear Spica pen.
I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx and heat embossed with clear EP. I cut the little fishtails on my card stock by hand.
I had a green Wink of Luna that I had gotten in an ArtSnack box, and I added that over some areas of the leaves to make it look even richer. For the background, I layered in the lightest red-violet, RV11, and the very lightest blue-violet, BV0000, next to the image and blended it out with the Copic colorless blending pen. I then stamped with Simon Says Stamp Thistle ink, stamping the full color then stamping the second generation of the color to create lighter and darker dots.
I liked the look of this baker’s twine as a great finishing touch, and I could resist adding the little dots of Golden Sunset Nuvo Glitter drops.
Look at that glimmer!
Again, this turned out gorgeous, and I didn’t even LIKE this color combination. One thing I really love about doing color challenges is that it really pushes me outside my comfort zone and gets me out of ruts.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, whose friendship is something I highly value, and I’m always happy to throw business her way. She does not reimburse me for doing so. If you have your own demo, you can of course change over to them. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.
You’ll be able to see all of the Fab Friday team’s creations and post one of your own by visiting the Fab Friday blog. You can also visit the other DT members’ blogs and see what they’ve done with this challenge: