First of all, I changed my blog header today and it's one of my favorite things in the world! Some day, those two chairs on that beach will be occupied by me and my hubby. We WILL make it happen!
Okay so onto the true nature of my post. I am loving the contest themes this month over on the Hero Arts blog! They are ATCs and Fabulous Flowers and the technique is colored pencils. I made my first ever ATCs the other day and they are lots of fun! The smaller size makes it a bit quicker to work with. I made three more today. Each one uses the same flower from the Hero Arts Blossom Art set with different backgrounds and colors.
This first one is actually a bit bigger than it should be. ATCs are suppose to measure 2.5 X 3.5 inches. This one is close to 3 X 4. I hope the size isn't a rule written somewhere. I finished it and decided it didn't look right so I layered it onto a white background. The flower is colored with Copics.
For this one, I white embossed the envelope pattern for the background and to color the flower, I used a combination of Distress inks mixed with water and my watercolor pencils.
On this last one, the background was shaded using distress inks and the flower was again colored with the combination of distress ink and watercolor pencils.
I also have a card to show you today. It has three flowers from three different Hero Arts stamps. These were all colored using Faber Castell watercolor pencils.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! :)