Still working my way through the sweet pea stamps lol! This one is Dark Royalty and doesnt she look regal so I thought its only fitting she have regal colours :D
The challenge this week over at I Love Promarkers is a sketch and to not use patterned papers, imagine my joy as theres nothing more satisfying than making your own backgrounds :D
You just KNOW the first thing I reached for was starburst stains! For this background I used a puddling method so paint on a base layer (I used baby blue eyes blue, I did want to use bachelor blue but Ive run out!) I dried it with DD's hairdryer which is quite fierce but wont scorch the paper which a heat gun can. Then I used Sweet Violet Purple Teal putting on puddles and blowing it across the card. NB: Dont put the hairdryer/heat gun close or it will blow right off the card, keep it at a distance to gently blow it across.
That colour is purple/violet and when you tilt the card it turns teal. I also used some Jazzy Jivin purple for more depth of the purple and kept adding the blue until I was happy with the background.
I then used one of Tracey Coates' ickle fairies from her Starburst Fairies stamp plate and stamped and embossed using Moonglow Midnight Teal embossing powder. I have to tell you this is my most favouritest embossing powder in the entire universe :D It is black but tilt it and it is teal. I have most of the midnight ones, I'm so spoilt now I can't go back to regular black EP's and have been using these for years!
I've then coloured the fairy wings in with a sakura stardust pen in clear for sparkle and thats my background :)
Onto the image which is Dark Royalty by Sweet Pea Stamps. I've coloured her with promarkers, the colour list is probably MOST of them but I'll try and remember!
Tail is done with mulberry going into maroon then amethyst, aubergine,cornflower and prussian.
Hair is cool aqua, duck egg, turquoise, marine and petrol
Wings are mulberry, maroon, cornflower, prussian, cool aqua, duck egg, amethyst and aubergine.
Skin is almond, ivory, blush, vanilla, oatmeal and sandstone and cool grey 3 for shadows
Eyes are amethyst and violet
Flowers are lime zest, grass and emerald. The flowers are painted with an orange H2O which was watered down for the yellowy bits.
Background of the image is also painted with H2O's using a pink, purple and blue.
Card is mounted on holographic paper and Lucky Shamrock Green starburst stains.
I've gone over some areas with a copic spica clear pen to add sparkle and then other areas with a sakura stardust pen in clear which isnt entirely clear, its a bit silvery but I wanted those bits to stand out more.
As Cilla would say I had a Lorra Lorra fun with this one :D
Entering this into:
I Love Promarkers - Sketch and own background
Flutterby Wednesday - Use the color green and/or shamrocks. Not sure if its passable but I did use green and its called Lucky Shamrock green (does that count lol!)
Challenge up your life - Flower
Ooh-la-la - Anything goes
(I'll try and pop a daylight pic on when I get chance!)
This is the card tilted so you can see the starburst stains change colour and the teal of the embossing powder.
You can see the sparkly bits in this lol!