For those celebrating the 4th of July this weekend – Happy Holidays! Our challenge this time at Make it Colourful is to “Add reflections to water” and is so much easier than it sounds. Give it a try but you’re welcome to check back on the challenge site on Tuesday for a few tips.
This is my card and I merged three Make it Crafty images together: Pirate Ship, Palm Trees and Siren of Pearls. Even though it turned out well, I had lots of problems with my coloring – can you believe it?! I tried out a new paper and it was like coloring on dry chalks – just soaked up the ink with no room for blending.
The reflection in the water is done by adding blobs of color under the objects – like orange under the mermaid; and browns and dark blues under the boat and island; and green under the leaves. The way I colored the water made it easy to daub it in without much blending needed – good thing for me. ;D After that I added some white highlights back into the water with a white gel pen.
I finally bought an old dictionary at a used bookstore so I could tear out pages for projects and used one on this one. I love the printed text, however, I hardly ever read what words I’ve pulled so hopefully any naughty words get hidden. LOL Anyway, here’s a close up of the Siren of Pearls – I love how bright her tail turned out next to that blue water.
Just a few reminders/announcements: Don’t forget about the fabulous challenges taking place to celebrate Make it Crafty’s first birthday!! You can check out those details HERE. Lastly, Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty and coming out with a joint release so make sure to check out the details HERE. Have a great weekend and be safe!