We have a brand new challenge on the Art Impressions blog today - "Shake, Rattle & Roll!" we want to see your cards with movement. I have a sweet Easter shaker card to share with you today with some tips on colouring Easter eggs. My card features the wonderful new clear stamps in Happy Easter Set (Sku #4754):
This is a 4 1/4" square card, and I'll share how I put it together in a minute. First I want to tell you how I coloured my eggs. Here are the Copics that I used on all of my images. For the shaker card, I just used Y11, R81, B21 and BV01 - and you'll notice that all of the colours that I selected end with a "1".
My intention was to recreate the look of the hand dipped eggs that we all made as kids. As long as you select colours that end with the same number - they will blend together, without getting 'muddy'. I tried various combinations first to see what I liked - all I did was overlap each of the colours by about 1/8". I went over some of the colours twice, but there is not a lot of repetitive blending involved - let your work sit for a little while, and the colours blend themselves together really nicely.
As always - test your combos on a bit of scrap cardstock first to make sure you like the effect. Here's a bit of a rainbow effect that I made using all six colours together:
Here are my finished bunnies:
To make my shaker, I taped together two different circle dies, to make a 1/4" frame. I used some leftover packaging that I had on hand, that is about 1/16" thick. I cut the frame out three times and glued them together in a stack, then filled the middle with sequins, added a circular piece of acetate, and then covered it all with a pink cardstock frame:
Here you can see my stacked cardboard frames. I placed the sequins in the middle before adding the acetate & pink cover:
After fussy cutting my bunny out, I glued her to the edge of the frame, and tied some Baker's twine around my card. Enjoy!
Be sure to enter your creation over on the Ai blog - there are always fabulous prizes to be won!