Sunday, May 1, 2022

Message in a Bottle

 Hello Everyone!

I have a very special post today because I am the guest designer for Color Hues! I just adore color challenges and this blog is absolutely no exception. I am so happy to be their guest designer! Here is my card for today, enjoy!

For me, the challenge from Color Hues screamed Ocean and Beach. So, I pulled out my Stamp Peddler (formally Peddler's Pack) stamp collection and came right to this image.
Stamp Peddler's images are so realistic and the stipple on the image makes shading a breeze. 

Guest Designing at Color Hues!
So happy to be here again.

I colored the image using bristol paper and alcohol markers. Wow! The bristol really made a difference when mixing media. I used alcohol markers over the entire image but then used multiple wax-based colored pencils in tan. It gave the aged quality I wanted and remained within the confines of the color challenge. After learning more about Brisol I learned I used the perfect paper! Lucky me and lesson learned.

I love the idea of a message in a bottle. The message in a bottle concept is so romantic, so random, but fated to find the right person. That is why I picked this sentiment. I foiled it using dark copper.

Thank you to Color Hues for having me this fortnight. I adore color challenges and was so happy when they asked me to be their guest.

And thank you, my reader, for stopping by my little byte of the internet. If you aren't already a follower I invite you to consider it. I share designs, techniques, and thoughts about well.... whatever is on my mind.  

So, join me as we all embark on our crafting journey together at TheGrandStampede. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. Stay safe and healthy!!

All the best,


cm said...

Shawna, your image is a work of art! Such interesting techniques, especially the alcohol markers on bristol, which is something I've not tried. The message in the bottle you've chosen: perfect! Thrilled with the way you've embraced the challenge; delighted to have you as our inspiring guest designer.

Julie B said...

The new colours work so well on this vintage beach scene Shawna. So pleased to have you as our GD for this challenge. :)

Nancy said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous, Shawna! You say that the image is easy to color but you have really done an outstanding job, and I believe there is talent involved too. Love all the various tones of colors and the great sentiment. We are lucky to have you for this challenge at Color Hues!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so gorgeous, Shawna! I love how you used the colors on your scene! So amazing! So pleased to have you as our GD for this challenge!

Karen said...

An ocean theme never occurred to me, but you're so right---this color combination is made for it. Your card is just fabulous, and we're so delighted to have you as a guest designer this time around!

Tracey McNeely said...

Shawna this is a beautiful ocean themed card. So happy to have you as our guest at the Color Hues!

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