Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Being Bold

I'm really excited to share this card today, I had so much fun with the colour palette!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Inspired by the challenge to be BOLD over at Simon Says Stamp, I decided to make a  statement with my use of colour. For a double whammy, I was also brave enough to do something I had never done before and that was to colour the lady's hair in an unnatural colour - hot pink!

 I started by decorating all my layering pieces and die cut shapes using brightly coloured distress inks, stencils and stamps, then coloured my image to match using co-ordinating alcohol markers. Image is: 'Fancy' by Saturated Canary.

 I added the white dots in her hair afterwards with a gel pen as it's hard to leave the tiny areas white when using alcohol markers. I finished by adding wink of stella to the dress and hair ribbon and glossy accents to her eyes.

 So there it is, my bold, bright card for today.

Supplies used:
Spectrum noir pens, Signo white gel pen,  MFT 'blueprints 13', 'bride & groom', 'circle stax set 1' and 'circle stax set 2' dies, Papertrey 'sweet life' and MFT 'more washi patterns' and 'always & forever' stamps, Simon Says Stamp 'large morrocan' and Tim Holtz 'woodgrain' stencils, Distress ink pads; mustard seed, mowed lawn, peacock feathers, picked raspberry and black soot, black cardstock and white cardstock from Papertrey and sequins from Doodlebug.

If you popped over today, please leave a comment, I love to hear your thoughts!

Katy xx


  1. Katy this is so very beautiful fab colours.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. wow! very fun and bright color palette!! :) its great!! thank you for playing a long with simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  3. Wowzers! This card is a stunner!! Being a color-holic, I absolutely adore your bright and beautiful colors! I was so impressed with your amazing coloring skills, too. Great technique of adding white with a gel pen afterwards. Your attention to detail is really admirable and I certainly see how this fulfills our bold theme! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!