Thursday, May 18, 2017
IO Challenge- Animal Friends
Greetings friends. I've come an important conclusion and that is the world just needs more dogs with funny hats. I don't know about you, but it just makes me happy.
For today's card, I used one of Lindsay Ostrom's new images called Bluebelle. She has a whole assortment of cats and dogs with floral hats and all of them are good for a smile. I thought her fun, quirky designs also paired well with a lot of sayings in the Blue Footed Booby clear set. It was hard to choose, but I finally selected the "weird" saying for this particular card. Here is a close up of the card so that you can see the background that I stamped as well as the coloring with some Zig Clean Color Brush Markers:
For the background, I paired three different backgrounds with three of the new colors of ink. It was my intention to stamp the backgrounds with one of the ink trios that would provide a light, medium, and dark shade to the pattern. My intention was to use Mist, Slate, and Black together. However, I accidentally grabbed Slate, Taupe, and Black. I really liked the end result and it was a good reminder that even though the new inks are designed in groups of three that work well together, you do not have to stick to those parameters. Try lots of different combinations and see what you end up with.
For the patterned background that I created, I started with the Distressed Denim background in the lightest color, added the Scribble Checkerboard background in medium ink, and finished with the Flourishes background in black ink.
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