Reverse Coloring and Blog Hop!

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Graciellie Design
Ginny ( you are here)
Shyla Shree

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!


Shylaashree said…
your card is always a pleasure ginny, thanks for sharing the steps
Gayatri said…
Gorgeous card!! Love the technique. Thank you for sharing.
An amazing new technique Ginny! It looks like so much fun indeed! Beautiful card!
Wow, Ginny, this is amazing.
María Pilar said…
Beautiful card, Ginny. Love the new color technique.
Cynthia said…
This is lovely, Ginny. Such a beautiful digital set. Will add this to my wish list!
Unknown said…
Fabulous card and tutorial Ginny!
absolutely GORGEOUS! You make it all look so easy too!
TracyM #6773 said…
THANK YOU for sharing this EXCITING technique and INSPIRING :)
Anne said…
I love this technique! Thanks for sharing it! It's a gorgeous card andI love your watercolour background, stunning! Happy Easter mon amie!
I love your technique. I have to try it. Your card is beautiful.
Lori said…
such a lovely card. I love your technique
kReN said…
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!
Arianna Barbara said…
Oh my goodness! Love your stunning card and colouring!!! Simply amazing!!!
Valerija said…
Wow, what a wonderful card. I love it!

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