Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Primary Colors!

Sue Davies is the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her challenge is to "Primary Colours". Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
"Take two of the three primary colours (and the colours that they create when mixed) and just use these on your creation. You can also use black and white if you like. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!  Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

The first thing you'll notice is that I didn't follow directions. Whereas I did use primary colors, I didn't mix 'em, except for a tiny little bit. Bad, bad me. Either that, or I'm a rebel. Without a cause. I kind of prefer that descriptor. 

Monster News was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto cardstock twice and onto text patterned paper once. All images were colored with Copic markers. The Monster's teeth and claws and Monster's wee bird's eyes and beak were touched with Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add dimension and shine. One set of the Monster's hands and one newspaper were fussy-cut and edged with Black Pitt Artist Brush pen (Faber Castell). The amputated hands were reattached to hold the newspaper, which had been folded a bit and popped up on various levels of dimensional adhesive. Black cardstock was die-cut with a die from the Nestabilities Pinked Circles die set (Spellbinders). The image panel was die-cut with a die from the Nestabilities Circles die set (Spellbinders) and mounted onto the pinked circle. At this point, I added Glossy Accents (Ranger) to the Monster's eyes. The image panel was set aside safely out of reach while I worked on the rest of the card.

Four circles were die-cut from 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) using a Nestabilities Circles die. The circles were first airbrushed with the same Copic colors used to color Monster News as I wanted a nice even base color. Each circle was spritzed with water and Brusho Crystals (ColourCraft) were sprinkled over top. A few different jars for each color. For example, I used Crimson, Ost Red, and Scarlet. Sadly, being me, that's all I remember as I didn't write down the colors I used. Again. I am a bad, bad me.

I did mix all the Brusho colors on one of the circles because I felt like it. All four circles were adhered to a black cardstock square, then to a white card.

Happy Bird-day was stamped onto music staff paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with a Copic marker to make it all matchy matchy. The paper was cut into a strip, folded, trimmed to form a banner, and edged with Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger).

Here's a close-up so you can see the dimension.

Thanks for visiting today! 

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenges: Trio of Colors - I used Red, Yellow, and Blue. 
The Crazy Challenges: Watercolor - Brusho Crystal Colours are water soluble.


  1. Fabulous Kathi, I love how he's holding his newspaper and the bright brusho colours xx

  2. This is fabulous, I really love that kooky monster.

  3. How adorable this monster these stamps... Love the look of your card...the colors are great! I'm usually a rebel too so here here!

  4. Such bold happy colors! Love the primary colors with the adorable monster! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. Great card, well done! thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  6. Crazy birds crazy card. Thank it taps into our crazy challenge! Greetings Sneji.