Saturday, April 15, 2017

Reverse Coloring and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Mid Month blog and inspiration hop for Graciellie Designs and special Sponsor Wescott products!  For the inspiration blog hop there will be a special prize:  Westcott is going to be sponsoring a prize for this inspiration blog hop!. Two pairs of precision scissors to one lucky winner!  





Just leave a comment on every stop of the hop!


Graciellie Design
Barbara 
Arjita
Gayatri 
Ginny ( you are here)
Maria 
Agnieszka 
Shyla Shree
Larissa


April Guest Designer:
Pamela Duncan 



Reverse coloring sounds a little catchy, I may have invented the term which is good if you all like doing it and if you don't I'll just deny authorship!!   For this card, I needed to make a wedding card for a couple I don't really know, we all send those, the child of a friend of a friends' cousin.  So I wanted it to be pretty and a blessing without pretending to be their best friend!  I know the Bride likes to garden so I thought this set from Graciellie; Beautiful Birthday Wishes would be perfect!




I created a color wash  on my card face template in Published
and then added my image and sentiment.
For this card, I am using  

Heavenly White 120# Ultrasmooth

From Paper Temptress, this is a recommended cardstock for alcohol maker coloring and one layer cards. I like the 12x12 sheets, I cut them to make a large 6" tall x 4.5 tent card to print on and for a base. my printer is a drop down and will print on this heavyweight, if yours can't go with the lighter papers.  #100 pound is great but I wouldn't go any lower than #80.




The reverse comes into play with this card because I have to color with white!



After printing on my 4.5x6 paper I begin to add white to the  wings and body of the bee 



Next,  I add in black lines - I printed the image in a cocoa color to keep the flower soft looking:



After that, Gold:

I work this until I feel I have enough black, white and gold.  I added Stickles Diamond and a few sequins. I also added yellow to the bubble body with a distress marker.
Next, I stipple on yellow for the bee and some veining into his wings


Now, trying to keep this CAS 9 (not succeeding)

Here is my finished card




For my Adhesive I used ''The Best Glue Ever" on the paper, bow,  and sequins - wonderful stuff! 
The finished card is 6" tall by 4.5 wide.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give this a try, it is really fun!
Have a great day!
Ginny 





16 comments:

  1. your card is always a pleasure ginny, thanks for sharing the steps

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  2. Gorgeous card!! Love the technique. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. An amazing new technique Ginny! It looks like so much fun indeed! Beautiful card!

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  4. Beautiful card, Ginny. Love the new color technique.
    Hugs

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  5. This is lovely, Ginny. Such a beautiful digital set. Will add this to my wish list!

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  6. absolutely GORGEOUS! You make it all look so easy too!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL card!
    THANK YOU for sharing this EXCITING technique and INSPIRING :)

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  8. I love this technique! Thanks for sharing it! It's a gorgeous card andI love your watercolour background, stunning! Happy Easter mon amie!

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  9. I love your technique. I have to try it. Your card is beautiful.

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  10. such a lovely card. I love your technique

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  11. Ginny, this is an interesting technique for sure. I had no idea you could add a color wash in a program like Publisher. I don't own Publisher or a PC so I guess this idea will have to be filed away. Lovely card!

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  12. Oh my goodness! Love your stunning card and colouring!!! Simply amazing!!!

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  13. Wow, what a wonderful card. I love it!

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