It's time for another fantastic release from Power Poppy! Today, we're giving you a peek at the new Farmer's Market set, which is full of delicious harvest goodness!
For my card, I chose a Kraft base, with layers of rich red and patterned papers from Simple Stories Summer Fresh and Homespun collections. The layout is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch. I just flipped it upside down. Check it out:
The woodgrain patterned paper was more of a weathered gray color; so I colored it with my Copics to make it better match the image. Here's a look a the paper before and after I colored it:
It's a great thing to remember that you can color just about ANYTHING with your Copics...even those patterned papers. :)
I stamped the apple crate on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it with Copic markers. A bit of twine, a red button, kraft flag (with a peek at a sentiment from a new set coming up in the next couple of days), and a couple of wooden dots finish off the details.
Here are the Copic colors I used:
You may notice that I often don't color strictly in "natural blending groups", such as R21/R24/R27/R29. Instead, I add depth to my coloring by adding gray. To do that I go UP in both the first and second number on the marker. The first number tells you how saturated the color is...the lower the number the purer the color, the higher the number the more gray is in the color. The second (or last) number is how light or dark the color is. The lower the number the lighter the color, the higher the number the darker the color. So, for my reds I chose R21/R24/R46/R59, rather than the natural blending group I listed above. This adds depth and realism to the colored image. For the green apples, I chose YG21/G14/G24. I actually jumped to an entirely different color group that time, going from the yellow greens to the green family. This gave me a really bright base coat and highlight color, while giving a more natural "apple green" color over the top. It's so much fun to experiment with color combos. You'd be surprised what actually does look great together. If you'd really like to learn more about the Copic numbering system, and color theory, I highly recommend taking a Copic Certification class! You will learn SO much, and take your coloring to a whole new level!
Here's a look at the inside of my card:
I simply added a layer of white card stock, a strip of gingham patterned paper, stamped the apple crate in kraft ink, and stamped the sentiment in a rich red ink.
Now, you'll want to swing by the rest of the Bloom Brigade blogs to see their fabulous creations:
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence >>>You are here!
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Leslie Miller
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!
Have a very happy Sunday!