Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Simple Leaves....FMS418






This image from Beautifully Braided worked perfectly for my Online Card Class homework assignment.  The class - led by Kathy Racoosin -  is about coloring techniques with different types of markers and colored pencils. Choosing Copic markers can be intimidating but Kathy shared this fun tip.  She suggested  the plucking technique - pick three different colored markers - a dark, a medium and a light and don't worry about the numbers.  So I bravely grabbed a dark brown, a medium orange and a light yellow by looking only at the color and not the numbers.  That is the fastest I have ever chosen colors and it all worked on my ginkgo leaves today!  So thanks to Kathy for starting us out with  simple, fun technique!



So many possibilities with Jacquie's wide open sketch this week!  Have fun with it at Freshly Made Sketches!


Stamps: Beautifully Braided
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tropical Oasis DSP

12 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors (great way to pick them too!) and the clean design! :)

Susan said...

Beautiful card! Do you mind me asking how did you get that half circle of stitching? I know it is not SU (at least not currently).

I Card Everyone said...

So fabulous, Linda!! LOve your color-plucked choices - and this gorgeous Ginkgo! Unforgettably wonderful card! xx
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Kathy said...

Linda! I am so proud of you for Color Plucking and ohhh ahhh I love how this turned out. What a beauty! Thank YOU

Barb Ghig said...

Your Gingko Leaves are gorgeous, Linda! I love your choice of colors...Kathy's tip worked out really well for you! It's a real beauty!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a pretty card Linda! I just love those flowers and I love the tip about colouring! Light, medium, dark! I would never have thought to do that!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hey Linda,

The advice you received is terrific, makes perfect sense. Your lovely card is the testimony to this. Your leaves really shine out and have depth. Super card!

Jacquie Southas said...

Your coloring is so fabulous, Linda! I'm registered for Kathy's class and really looking forward to watching the tutorials!

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is so pretty Linda, I love the CAS look.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I am SOOO glad I popped by today Linda! Not only do I get to admire your expertly coloured card, but I have learned my one new fact of the day - these are gingko leaves! I have been using this stamp set all week, but had absolutely no idea what these leaves were called. Having now Googled them as I read your post, I think you have also inadvertently answered another of my quandries - why are all the catalogue samples green and yellow! None of my class ladies liked the samples because of the colours, even though they love the set, yet I can see that these are pretty much the only colours they come in in the natural world. On my blog, they are in every colour but these!! Off to enlighten my class ladies via my Facebook page - thanks for making me smarter today!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You've got quite the knack for picking colors because this is gorgeous!

Cécile RIBON said...

Those beautifully colored ginkgo leaves, paired with the bright orange "Thanks", look fabulous!