A Card for no reason....

>> Monday, September 27, 2010



I have no real reason for my card today. And sometimes, those are the best cards! When you dont feel like it has to be one way or another. :D
Not to mention the fact that i have be hard at work on a new craft adventure with my hubby.
Hopefully i will have more to show you all on that very soon!!!

Ok, back to my card...
Here's Webster the Owl from Paper Makeup Stamps.

The colored image is from a class i taught this past week at Scrapnesia.
We were working on a few brown families (E21, E25, E27 and E33, E35, E37)
I wanted to be sure to point out to my students that the brown tones look AWESOME colored on kraft paper. Not only are they very fun to use this way, but they provide a different final color since they are colored on a brown paper and therefore, give you a different look making you FEEL like you have more markers than you really do! WOOT WOOT!

Here's a close up view...
Here i used the following browns... E25 and E27 make up the darkest parts of the feathers. The medium is E25 and E21 (which while tricky to get the right blend on white paper is MUCH easier on kraft paper) and then the lightest parts are E00 and E21. I did add a little R32 on the owls cheek just for run. Remember, you need a brighter pink (or any color for that matter) when you are coloring on kraft cardstock as some of the vibrancy will be lost.

That brings me to the package... believe it or not... those are YG03, YG05, YG07 and YR04, YR07. They dont seem nearly as bright, do they? The paper you use greatly affects the outcome color. This is even true of white cardstock... your colors will look much brighter if you use for example, Neenah Solar White verses Georpia Pacific white. This is why your chart should alway be printed on the paper you most often color on.

The whites in the owls eyes were made with a simple White colored pencil.

My paper on this card is a design from the city park pack from AC (a division of American Crafts). There are 6x6 pads of this paper available in the PMS store, but you might want to act fast, i think there may only be a couple left of City Park!

The dotted paper is from Bo Bunny.

Well... thats all i have for ya today!!!! Have a good one!!

6 comments:

Tracey Monday, September 27, 2010  

I think just because is definitely the best reason to make a card! This one is fabulous! Gorgeous colouring as always!! xx

Anita Hovey Monday, September 27, 2010  

Hmm...Awesome idea...I have a no white challenge in my future...good inspiration :) This little guy is just so cute, too.

Michelle VP Monday, September 27, 2010  

Fun! Good reminder to not always be reaching for the white cardstock. :)

Kathy Bradley Monday, September 27, 2010  

This is just too darn cute - it made me smile!

Kristin Bueter Monday, September 27, 2010  

This is ADORABLE, Katie!! He is such a cute owl :] Love your coloring and overall design...I agree, sometimes the cards for no reason turn out to be the best!

Monique Tuesday, September 28, 2010  

What a sweet card Katie!! This owl it to stink-in cute :)...

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