Friday, July 6, 2012

FMS42 and Zoo Review

The Zoo Review Stamp Set is not a new set, but it is new to my collection and this is the first time I am inking it up. This set was on my wish list because it is great for masculine cards, kids cards, and also for the holidays (with a penguin and a polar bear). I think this will be a great card for my nephew.
I looked at this layout from Freshly Made Sketches, and thought: Hmm...what image would fit in that tall, thin area? Why a giraffe, of course!

The giraffe image was a lot of fun to color in. Since there is so much detail in this image, I thought I could be most precise using nice, sharp Watercolor Pencils. I colored in all the areas lightly, first. Then, I used an Aqua Painter to activate the color. First I did the brown areas, then cleaned the Aqua Painter and went back to do the mustard areas. The colors weren't quite as rich as I wanted, so I went back and colored again a second time with my pencils, no Aqua Painter this time. I very lightly went around the perimeter of the giraffe with a gray pencil, then blended that with the Aqua Painter to create a shadow effect.  I'm kind of happy with my end result!

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Zoo Review, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Woodgrain Background Stamp
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper: Neutrals Stack
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Early Espresso
Tools: Color Spritzer, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Brads

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Happy Stamping!



Jen Brum said...

Great card Sandy! I love that giraffe! Excellent job on the colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Beautiful card! Love the giraffe and your color is amazing! Now I want this set! :-)

Allisa said...

Fantastic job coloring your giraffe! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda Suarez said...

Great coloring Sandy! I love that giraffe! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Darnell said...

Super masculine card, Sandy! Great coloring and watercoloring effects!

Tui Nathan said...

A fabulous card Sandy ... love the image, love your background stamping!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Awesome job of coloring that giraffe! Really great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Wow! Your card is stunning! Love the giraffe and your coloring is fabulous! Great job and TFS