Let the colouring begin

sweet perfume Heather Telford

Today is day 1 of Kathy Racoosin’s latest ‘30 Day Coloring Challenge‘. If you haven’t heard about it click on the link and read the details. It is a no pressure, loads of inspiration, tutorials and prizes type of challenge. Kathy is a colouring wizard and she shares her tips and tricks on her blog and in her very friendly conversational videos.

sweet perfume 30day1 Heather Telford

I had fun colouring this large scale floral design with brushos. I embossed the image on watercolour paper with silver pearl powder. I limited myself to four colours from the brusho range and I created different shades and values by mixing and diluting. The pink flowers are a mix of crimson and cobalt blue; some have little or no blue mixed in. The central flower is a mix of yellow and crimson. To make sure my greens blended in with the colours of the flowers I mixed some crimson with leaf green and created muted green-browns. In order not to loose too much of the panel behind a sentiment strip I embossed on vellum and added a half pearl over the adhesive. I didn’t have any black half pearls but a sharpie did the trick.

sweet perfume closeup Heather Telford

I have something quite new to share tomorrow. See you then.


Stamps: Sweet Perfume, Special Thoughts (PB)
Paints: leaf green, cobalt blue, crimson, yellow brusho
Ink: Versamark ink
Paper: hot pressed Canson Moulin du Roy watercolour paper, Neenah Epic black cardstock, vellum
Also: black & silver pearl embossing powders, half pearl