Hello Everyone!!! I'm sure by now many of you are aware of my love of all things floral and today I'm going to show you how I would colour some Zinnias in one of my new favourite combos!!! I was so excited to see the beautiful candy pinks join the Copic Family and combined with the new Pistachio greens they make a fabulous combination!!!
Today I've used 'Zinnias' stamp set by Flourishes Stamps as my floral inspiration! :) Stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and then I've coloured a few petals in RV000. I wanted a very pale base, it makes the darker colours really pop with the contrast!
Next I've flicked in a little RV52. Start from the centre of the flower and flick outwards following the shape of the petal.
Next, flick out some RV55, but not quite as far as the RV55.
To make the contrast stronger, add some RV66 to the centre part of the petals.
Blend your colours - always blend with your next lightest colour!! I decided my petals were a touch pale, so I flicked out my darker colours a bit more. If you want them lighter, leave more pale areas!
Don't forget, experimenting with different combos can result in awesome finds - try other combos and keep a copy in a sample book!!!
Here I've used the same image, but used RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17!
Too bright for you?? Tone it down with softer, dusty (more grey) colours such as R81, R83, R85.
I really liked my RV000, RV52, RV55 and RV66 combo looked and I finished all the flowers and then coloured the leaves in G40, G43 and G46. I've very lightly flicked out some B0000 around the flowers and completed my card!!
Kathy :)Pin It