Well, some of you may already know this but by the time I post this I’ll have already shared some really awesome news. I’m so excited to have joined the design team for a blog called Always Fun Challenges. We’ll be doing weekly challenges and would love for you to join in with us!! The theme for the first challenge is “Anything Goes”. You can click here to be taken directly to the AFC blog. If you’d like to join in on the fun, just add your entry between now and Saturday. Instructions can be found on the blog. Below is my entry.
I used Time for Wine by Simon Says Stamp and colored it with my Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils. These images were super fun to color!! This is only the 2nd card I’ve made using these colored pencils and I have to say, I think I’m in love. They color like a dream. Very smooth, very easy to blend. I know I’ve said this before, but the polychromos are oil based instead of wax based so you don’t get the wax build up like you can get with other colored pencils. I’ve listed the colors I used below. I added some glossy accents to the glass and I LOVE how it turned out!!
Another first for me were the Nuvo drops. This color matched so perfectly and added just the right finishing touch. This is Rhubarb Crumble. I think this is my new favorite embellishment at the moment. I don’t use embellishments all too often, but I hope to change that now. The Nuvo drops took a bit of practice, but I learned that some of them have different consistencies. Some came out fairly easy and leveled out all by themselves while others never did. Here’s my practice sheets.
The bottom row on the left and the top 3 rows on the right never did level out so they have a less than favorable shape to them. The rest of them did pretty well. The coral colored ones that are 4th down on the right are not Nuvo, it’s actually Enamel Dots by Ranger.
See how the bottom row turned out? Just when I thought I was getting the hang of it… Check out this close up though. Aren’t they beautiful?!!? Look how perfect some of them turned out!!
These are my favorites. Listed in order from top to bottom:
Rhubarb Crumble, Pale Periwinkle, Rosewater, Duck Egg Blue.
The bottom photo from top to bottom:
Silver Moondust, Caribbean Ocean and Sherbert (and then another row of Rhubarb Crumble).
Anyway, the Rhubarb Crumble drop matched my coloring perfectly so I added a few of them as my final touch. I also used some jute twine and for my background, I used woodgrain kraft card stock that I am madly in love with.
Leaves: May Green (170), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Green Gold (268), Indian Red (192), Venetian Red (190)
Grapes: Manganese Violet (160), Magenta (133), Violet (138), Crimson (134)
Bottle: Earth Green Yellowish (168), May Green (170), Olive Green Yellowish (173), Chromium Green Opaque (174)
Cork: Bistre (179)
Glass: Cold Grey II (231), Cold Grey III (232)
Well, that’s it for my very first challenge as a design team member!! That sounds so cool!! I’m so excited to be a part of this and to do something I’ve never done before. And I can’t wait to see what you guys create!!
I didn’t do a YouTube video on this one, but next week will definitely have a process video to go along with it. I simply didn’t have time this week. I am however, learning some time saving tips and tricks to utilize in Adobe Premiere Pro (which is what I use to edit my videos) so my editing process will hopefully (fingers crossed) be cut down considerably, making it more likely that I’ll have a process video for all my entries from here on out. It’s not easy taking a couple hours of video and cramming what I think are the most important parts into a 10-12 minute video… I know some of you can relate..
I’m entering this in the “Anything Goes” challenge at Always Fun Challenges Blog and also at Darnell’s 2nd Annual April Fool’s Boo-Boo Hop and NBUS Challenge #11
Until next week, my friends….