Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bluebonnet Highway by Sharon Harnist

14 May, 2017
Hello Pink Ink Fans -- Sharon Harnist back with you! Today I'm sharing a 
typical Texas Spring scene created with a wonderful new stamp from 
Pink Ink Stamps, Bluebonnet Highway:

It wouldn't be Spring in Texas without the ritual of snapping photos with your 
children in them ... I have lots of fond memories!  The bluebonnets create a 
gorgeous sea of blue. To try and replicate their coloring for this stamp 
image, I used Copic markers. After stamping the Bluebonnet Highway 
with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic's X-Press It Blending Card, 
this is how I colored it:

1. Color all the flowers with a base coat of B12.  
2. Color centers of flowers with B24:

3. Color stems, leaves and grass with YG23 and G07.  4. Darken behind and in between flowers with B26.

5. Color fence posts with E42 and E44.  6. Color bird with N1 and N4 to resemble the Texas state bird, Mockingbird:

7. Using lighter YG01, B00 and B0000, color behind foreground bluebonnets to create grass and flowers in the background field.  8. Using a die cut cloud stencil, airbrush B00 for the sky. Not shown: Airbrush the remaining lower white space with YG23 to create grass.

To finish the card, I mounted a die cut Hello frame over the colored image using foam tape, trimmed the image to the size of the frame, then mounted the framed image to a kraft card base.

Thank you for letting me share a little bit of Texas beauty with you today!  

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