HEY FRIENDS! It’s time for another release from Colorado Craft Company. This time it’s The Way of Plants collection by Kris Lauren. Today I’m featuring the Ready, Set, Go stamp set with no-line Copic coloring. I don’t usually do no-line coloring, but I couldn’t imagine this image any other way. And I’ll be honest that it took me a few tries (and several different color combinations) before I got the results that I wanted.
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- * Kris Lauren Ready Set Grow by Colorado Craft Company [ CCC | SSS ]
- A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX by My Favorite Things [ MFT | SSS ]
- Copic marker coloring (see marker list below)
- Additional supplies listed in the thumbnails below
Coloring the Image
To start, I used my Misti to stamp the image on Hammermill cardstock using Distress Ink in Speckled Egg. I left the stamp in place in the Misti so that I could go back later and restamp the flower pot.
The leaves of the succulent were colored using the markers listed below. I made sure that I had enough contrast between the leaves of the succulent so that they didn’t all run together. The main colors for the purple leaves were BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02 and BV04. I added BV20 and BV23 to push the darker areas back to add depth to the image. The blue combination consisted of B12, B14, B16, and B18. In retrospect, I probably wouldn’t use B18 because it was too bright.
Once succulent was colored, I added shading along one side of the flower pot (BV0000, BV000) to add to the roundness of the pot. I also added W0 and W1 to warm up the color of the pottery.
Next, I cut a mask from 4″ wide Mint Low Tack Tape to cover the lower part of the leaves. I put the cardstock back in my Misti, inked the flower pot portion of the stamp with Versafine Clair in Blue Bell and restamped the pot.
Again, in retrospect, I should have completed the background before stamping the pot. Since Versafine is not alcohol marker friendly, I had to be careful not to overlap the ink when coloring the background.
Creating the Background
Finally, I positioned the Micro Bricks stencil from The Crafters Workshop and used my Copic markers to carefully color inside the openings for the bricks. I used my markers rather than ink blending so that I could repeat colors that I had already used.
I trimmed the image using the largest die in the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die set. I trimmed a piece of Neenah Desert Storm to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and adhered it to the front of an A2 cardbase made from Neenah Classic Crest. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Neenah Desert Storm using Versamark Clair in Nocturne then assembled the layers as shown.
Just a note – although I didn’t use them for this project, coordinating dies are also available for this stamp set.
That’s all for me today! See you again soon!
COPICS: BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV20, BV23, B12 , B14, B16, B18 (cactus); BV0000, BV00, M0, W1, W3 (flower pot)
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