I wanted to use my Polychromo pencils as I have been trying to practice with colored pencils more. I stamped the image on some kraft paper and started coloring. I have listed the colors that I used on the bottom of my post. Warning…there are a lot of colors used. LOL!
I wanted to keep the card background simple to keep the focus on the image. I found some great paper at Bears Den Digital Arts Etsy shop and thought it gave the perfect background for the image. I cut the image out using a die from My Favorite Things, Stitched Mod Rectangles. I then cut another piece of black card stock by hand slightly larger than the die cut. The next size die would have left too large of a border for my card.
I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from Simon Says Stamps Brush Stroke Messages in white ink on some of the same black card stock. I added some Dandelion Yellow and Apple Green Nuvo drops to finish my card.
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Colors used: 278-Chrome Oxide Green, 267-Pine Green, 167-Permanent Green Olive, 166-Grass Green, 170-May Green, 205-Cadmium Yellow Lemon, 104-Light Yellow Glaze, Black; 283-Burnt Sienna, 115-Dark Cadmium Orange, 113-Orange Glaze, 109-Dark Chrome Yellow, 108-Dark Cadmium Yellow; 247-Indanthrene Blue, 143-Light Phthalo blue, 140-Light Ultra Marine, 146-Sky Blue, 157 Dark Indigo, 151-Helioblue-Reddish (Russian Blue), 143-Cobalt Blue, 146-Sky Blue; 182-Brown Ochre, 183-Light Yellow Ochre, 108-Dark Cadmium Yellow, 107-Cadmium Yellow, 105-Light Cadmium Yellow; 275-Warm Grey VI, 273-Warm Grey IV, 271-Warm Grey II, White; 234-Cold Grey V, 232-Cold Grey III, 230-Cold Grey I