Color Me Monday #26

Posted by Bethany Duff on

We've turned things upside down this week!
This week I am creating our Color Me Monday post and Amy will have to be inspired by me! She will do the LIVE this week Wednesday the 16th at 6pm PST / 9pm EST.

So this week I wanted to pick a sketch that was lots of layers, because I find that it gives me plenty of room to play and do fun backgrounds or use patterned paper. I did find that sometimes eyeballing a sketch like this, it can be hard to get the sizing correct, but I'm still glad with the final product. I hope you are too!
Here's the sketch I picked for our 26th Color Me Monday!

For my card, I used our Mermaid Tails stencil because I felt that the curves played well with the technique I was trying. I used distress oxides in three colors, Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, and Aged Mahogany to ink blend the leaves. Then I used the thermoweb glue pen to draw lines in the white space. I used a brayer and a gold and red foil sheet to create a fun layered background. I then framed this with a piece of maroon card stock.
Originally I had planned to do a lot of different patterns but I felt the background was so shiny and eye-catching that anything else would draw away from it and potentially clash. I picked A LOT of colors for this week's palette so I had to be careful not to overdo it.
Ignore my uncropped picture and sloth pajamas, but I wanted to give you an idea of what I was working with. I used cardstock in maroon, mustard, and forest green for my layers and added embellishments from our Halloween Treats Sassy Pack. 

For the raccoon, I wanted to stay within my palette so I decided not to color him traditional colors. I also worked with a mustard, orange and maroon that required a lot of blending. I achieved shadows with the W7 pen and highlights by using my colorless blender. This week I only used the following copic colors: G99, YG95, YR23, YR07, R59, and RV69. Since my actual coloring space was quite small, I didn't have a lot of room for a three color blend. In some places, like the scarf I used two colors G99 and YG95 but on his body, though it is three colors, I used the mustard, orange, and maroon with my colorless blender to achieve a fun blend. In the end he reminds me a bit of a red panda but I enjoy him quite a bit.
I hope this week's palette inspires you and gets you in the fall mood!

Don't forget to join us on Wednesday for Amy's FB LIVE where she uses the sketch and the color palette to create her own card!

Have a Sassy & Crafty Day!



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