Welcome! It was a beautiful day here again today, and my son and I finally got our bikes out of Winter storage, pumped up the tires, and took a bike ride late this afternoon. Our grass is just starting to turn green, and I saw some tiny leaf buds on our lilacs today. Here's hoping that we are finished with snow for a while! In the spirit of hoping for summer, I pulled out a stamp that I hadn't used yet--this lilies image from JustRite's Floral Vintage Labels Two set.
I took pictures as I colored--hope that helps. :-) I used the Copic G40's for the lily greenery, and the YG00's for the leaves on the smaller flowers. That B34 was for some cast shadows on the leaves.
For the lilies, I used an assortment of Copic oranges, with the YG21 being used for the flower centers as well as the base of the two lily buds toward the top of the image.
I colored the smaller flower a red-violet shade--mostly because I like pinks and oranges together. . .The YG00 was for the anthers on the lilies.
Here I added some blues to the background. Blue and orange are complementary colors, so small touches of blue make the oranges stand out more.
In addition to the Floral Vintage Labels Two stamp set, I also used the Antique Damask Background stamp, stamped in a Rouge Colorbox Chalk ink onto PTI's Orange Zest cardstock. I used several die template sets, including JustRite's Vintage Labels Two; and Spellbinders Ornate Squares, A-2 Matting Basics A, and Charmed I'm Sure.
I am headed to Boston on Thursday for a Copic Color and Ink Workshop--looking forward to meeting some of you there! We're a small group, so you can come join us if you'd like to play with ink for two full days. That's it for today--I hope you have a great week!