Monday, 26 June 2017

IB62 - Brighten My Day


This is my colourful card for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things:



I focused on the bright umbrellas and the way they overlapped each other. To try to get a similar look, I inked up a background stamp with Tombow Dual-Brush pens (but I'm sure it would work with any water-based markers, including Zig Art&Graphic Twin Tip Markers), then spritzed it with water before pressing it onto some watercolour cardstock. I love that you can still see the shapes and curves, but the colours have run and blended a bit. I created my sentiment from two different stamp sets, using some creative masking. Here's a video:


I should have kept the camera on a little longer - I just dabbed those darker areas with a paper towel and the colours 'cleared' right up.

I used:

13 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Well for me this is perfection, love that you tried something different and fantastic video! Thank you for sharing with us at Inspired By!

Kirsten said...

Very pretty. I always look forward to your interpretations to challenges. They are always outside the box, which is why they are so awesome. Love the bright colors,

donna mikasa said...

Oh my! They DO look like tiny little umbrellas! So creative, Ardyth!

Maxine D said...

How gorgeous - it looks as though you are looking at umbrellas through a window streaked with rain. A stunning card Ardyth.
Blessings
Maxine

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh, this is very clever and what a beautiful effect.
Really love it.
xxx

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo, Ardyth!

Sheila H said...

Such a cool design!

Geri said...

The background is SOOOOOO cool! Love the 'abstract' look of the umbrellas and love the colors!

Lisa Elton said...

What a cool and artsy card Ardyth!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....this is one fabulous card. Love all those incredible colors!

Teri Smith said...

So simple yet very effective. I keep forgetting to dry the first layer of watercolour & then go over it & am always disappointed at how subtle the colour is. Thanks for the reminder Ardyth.

Eliz Stewart said...

Such a creative idea! and the result is fabulous!

Bobby said...

Perfect interpretation of the photo, Ardyth, with a great little sentiment.