Jul 6, 2020

Adding Color When You Can't (or Don't Want to) Color

Love the lush, realistic, florals that Power Poppy sells. This Azalea stamp set is gorgeous!
However, every time I stamped and tried to color the flowers in this set, I didn't like the result. 

Finally, saw a scrap of leftover watercolor paper sitting on my desk and stamped part of the image over a part of the scrap paper. Used Versafine ink, and with the MISTI I only needed to make 2 impressions to get a clear image.  

At first I thought the black frame was too dark for the card, but I showed it to a couple of friends on a Zoom chat and they liked it -- so I kept it. To add some dimension, I die cut and stacked 4 of the frames. Added a few clear sequins and some white Nuvo drops and the card came together very quickly.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Good! This is a great technique when you are stuck. Assuming, of course, that you get stuck!

It's another cloudy, rainy day in Dallas today but our lawn is getting fed for free, so I'm not complaining.  Hope you are having a no complaint day! 


Betty said...

really pretty card, Joan - love the colors with the black - my daughter is arriving from Dallas tonite - she said it took her over an hour a half to get out of Dallas this morning 'cause of the heavy rain and accidents on the interstates.

Vikki H said...

Once again I'm thankful for this beautiful reminder that one doesn't always have to be an artist nor color a stamped bouquet. Your colors are festive and the black frame tames their fire. Gina K"s Friday evening class featured rainbow ink blending and silhouette stamping.

vdoyle8 said...

I love the card -- I assume you used watercolors to add the color? Love the polaroid die frame. Any idea where that is from?

Julie Ebersole said...

......THUD!!! I like your coloring strategy!

Jeanne H said...

What an excellent idea for color. Thanks for sharing...and I do love your card.

Leslie Miller said...

I've always felt Marcy's art was so beautiful it doesn't really need coloring. It shows up beautifully here. Love this.