I’ve completed the last of the cards that will be gifts for our friends that hosted us on Vancouver Island. I wanted to try to do some colouring in three different ways for today’s post so you can see a comparison, so here we go! As with the rest of the gift set I used Power Poppy’s Azaleas. I do love all the sets in this month’s release...and I’ll get to them soon too! :)
This card is coloured with Copics, you get a beautiful blend between colours and rich vivid depth of colour as well.
Adding BV’s into the shadows and YG’s into the highlights really makes a difference in the realism of the colouring.
Here’s the inside of the card...a beautiful quote from the Good Thinking: Renewal set, stamped in a deep coral ink.
Now here is a very similar design using Prismacolor pencils for the colouring. They have a beautiful blend, you can really work with sharp edge details, and you can decide to use a blending stump (with or without mineral spirits) to blend - or just leave it as pencil strokes. Because of the pencils I used these have more of a rosy glow than the coral of the Copic coloured card.
I did a little warm grey shadowing under the flowers as you can see above.
Now I’ll show the box that I put all of the designs in.
It’s a very simple A2 Box design that I often use from a SCS tutorial. I kept it quite clean and added a pretty card/tag where I watercoloured the azaleas. I could use some practise on the watercolouring to be honest. I like more white space in my watercoloring and my brush was too full of water for the flowers. But, it’s still a pretty and simple tag (and I do like the background wash) that helps tie the different cards together that are inside the box.
Here’s the Copics I used for the first card:
And now that’s complete and ready to give to them. :)