This week's challenge, over at Nichole Heady's Papertyrey Ink blog, is to add colour to our cover plates. Laura Bassen is showing us how to do it, and she's succeeded in making me more envious of her colouring skills than ever :) She's so good - just look!
And that's only one of the lovely cards that she made! I know I whine quite a bit, but I always have good reason. I never whine because I have nothing else to do. Today my complaint is that I don't have any of the "good" cover plates for this technique. You know, the ones that set a lovely scene. I, sigh, had to make do. I chose to use my PTI Chanel Handbag cover plate, otherwise known as the Harlequin die.
I chose to do kind of a mixed media look. I coloured two pieces of watercolour paper. For the one I was going to cut the cover plate out of, I went for a softer look, using a Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pen (I only own 2), a gelato and a waterbrush. After that piece was dry I stamped it with PTI Text Style II randomly, using Canyon Clay ink.
For the piece that is behind the cover plate, I coloured with the same Zig and gelato, stamped with the same stamp, and then did some ink blending. I used Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade and Berry Sorbet to create the rich colour.
I finished the card up with die cuts from Songbirds. Pretty easy to do, looks very different from my usual pastels, and I think I like it.