20 July 2012

A Little Pop of Red

Sometimes just a little bit of color can make a dramatic statement, especially when that color is red!  I colored up the lovely Poppies and Daisies recently and loved the way it turned out so much, I decided to make the backdrop for it just black and white, and let the reds really shine.

I began by inking up the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black, and stamping on Ultra Smooth White card stock.  Here is a breakdown of the Spectrum Noir markers I used:

Reds: CR8, DR1, CR6, CR7
Greens: DG4, CG4, DG2, CG2

I really, really love the range of reds in the Spectrum Noir markers.  So many possibilities for adding depth to projects!  They definitely add some "wow" to things.

Here's my little crafty tip for today: I am an obsessively neat crafter.  I cannot stand it when my table is covered in tools, and I am always trying to keep things away from my young kids!  I've just started using the Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool for cutting and scoring, and it works SO well!!!  And it all folds back up an stores away quickly, so the little hands that are always roaming around while I craft don't snatch anything they shouldn't.  Every crafter should have one of these tools - seriously!  I can't wait to use more of the features it offers :)

Stamps: Poppies and Daisies (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Red (Bazzill); Black (Recollections); Ultra Smooth White (Crafter's Companion)
Patterned Paper: Enchanted (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)
Tools: Classic and Scalloped Long Rectangles (Spellbinders)
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Jingle said...

This is SO gorgeous!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is beautiful Taylor!