Blue Peony

It’s time for a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero and this month we are going Monochromatic.

Sept Challenge

I love blues, so I decided to color this Peonies Stamp from Hero Art in various shades of blue on some navy cardstock.

monoblue

I first stamped the image in fade out ink in my MISIT and then proceeded to color. I focused on coloring the pedals individually. First, I laid down a light white layer and then focused on the shadows using the darker blue. I blended it out with lighter blues.

monobluedown

I felt that the flower was a little too dark, and so I put the base back in my MISTI and stamped the image with some Versamark in order to heat emboss the image in blue.  The flower is still a bit dark for the base and next time I would use lighter shades of blue pencil. Lesson learned ;-).

bluup

I stamped the sentiment in a light blue embossing powder and added it to a light blue card base. To finish it off I added some sequins for some extra shine.

I hope you have a chance to play along with us this month and I can’t wait to see what you create!


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Hero Arts - Hand Drawn Everyday Messages
Hero Arts – Hand Drawn Everyday Messages
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HA | SC
Hero Arts - Peonies
Hero Arts – Peonies
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EH | HA | SC
Pretty Pink Posh - Cobalt
Pretty Pink Posh – Cobalt
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EH
Brutus Monroe - Embossing Collection, Spring
Brutus Monroe – Embossing Collection, Spring
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EH
Ranger ink - Light Blue
Ranger Ink – Light Blue
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EH | SC
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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BL | SC | DB | Misc
Ink On 3 - Fadeout No Line Coloring Ink
Ink On 3 – Fadeout No Line Coloring Ink
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EH
Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set - Tin of 120
Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set – Tin of 120
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DB | AZ
Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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HA | SC | AZ
MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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EH | HA | SC | AZ

 

2 thoughts on “Blue Peony

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  1. I think you are way too hard on yourself as I loved your card and thought it was lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us. I did some of that coloring on wrapping paper that I received on a gift and it came out so pretty. Made very pretty cards but using the white first really helps.

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