Hey yall! Happy August hop day!!! I can't believe we are so close to the end of summer 😦 Well this month's hop theme is MONOTONE, chosen by this month's hostess with tha mostess, Miss Jak. I know Hibiscus are normally brighter colors, but since this one is mine I can make it any color I want 😀 I've also been playing around with some new mediums and this card was perfect!! For the background panel I used some Barn Door Distress ink, Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink and a beensy bit of Gesso!! I was so excited with the way it turned out… I was on a roll!! Next I colored up my flower, I used Copics to color it, but then went over it with some Faber Castell Chalk pencils for some deeper shading… once again, woo hoo!! While I was coloring the flower I accidentally added some red to one of the leaves 😦 then I started wondering what to do with those silly leaves anyway since I couldn't very well make them green!!
I did some experimenting, thinking that worst case if I didn't like the outcome I'd cut them off. So I went ahead and colored them like I did the flower petals… not bad, but not quite right either. So my next brilliant idea was to go over them with a brown, I used E27 and applied just a light layer over all of the reds…LOVE! I LOVED the result, you can see the red coming through and it reminds me of a fall leaf turning colors!!!! I am really loving playing with other mediums besides just my Copics! Hope you enjoyed my Mixed Media Monotone card! Happy Hopping 🙂
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Stamp: Hibiscus (Just Inklined stamps) Other: Gesso, Barn Door Distress Ink, Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink, Bronze Stickles, twine
Copics & Chalk Pencils
Flower: R32, R35, R37, R39, Pitt192
Leaves: E27, E29, R32, R35, R37, R39, Pitt176
I have recently found a new challenge blog, this week's challenge was Mixed Media creation using reds & browns 🙂