Saturday, July 14, 2012

Color Inspiration

Colored with Spectrum Noir - Northwoods Image
Here is my card for today... I just love the vibrancy of the colors I chose.  I was unsure of what colors to use so I looked around me for inspiration.  I was laying by the pool in Palm Springs, CA coloring.  I snapped the below picture and took a look at the colors in the photo.  That is where my color scheme came from!  How easy is that!

Here are the steps I took to color the cylinder shaped watering can.  Remember to color the portion of the image furthest away from your eye your darkest color to make the lighter area look closer to your eye. 

Here I started with my darkest blue on the edges (BT8)
Add in your medium color marker (BT5)
Then finally adding the lightest color BT3 in the center of image.
and blend.  Always use the lighter of the two colors touching
each other as your blending marker.

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Blue Turquoise: BT3, BT5, BT8
Reds: CR7, DR3, DR7
Tans: TN2, TN4
Gray: IG1
Hope I was able to inspire you to look around you and challenge yourself with the colors you see in your happy place.  My happy place was laying by the pool Coloring!  


  1. Gorgeous colors as well as the shading!

  2. Beautiful card and coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafter's Companion!!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Jennie!

  4. I love the color combo! Beautiful card!

  5. really like the colour combination you have used and i like the finished card