Complementary colors provide great contrast to each other, making their opposite colors appear brighter and bringing out the best in each other. Purples vs. Yellows; Blues vs. Oranges; Reds vs. Greens. Complementary colors look good together and make the people that are looking at them feel good.
. . . I must interrupt this blog post for a very exciting message . . .
I’ve been invited to join the “crafting goddesses” of the Copic Creations Challenges Design Team! I’m so excited, I could just pee my pants!!! I have been admiring the magnificent work of these fabulous and very talented Copic artists for quite some time and I feel so privileged to join them in their Copic adventures.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I feel the need to share my happiness by giving something away. How’s a set of 4 Copic Sketch markers sound? In medium Skin Tones? With duplicate practice images on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. And a few sheets of blank X-Press It paper with a Memento Dew Drop ink pad thrown in for good measure. Ooo, I’ll include a set of Layers of Color Flowering Gems clear stamps too. A Magnolia Dancing Party Tilda makes a cool celebration prize. Ooo! and some Prima Flowers in Fairytale Roses Baby Pink! That sounds like a fun prize package to me . . .
Ahhh, to whom shall I send my blog Give Away? Hmmm. How about a few ways for chances to win?
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you love Copics.
2. Help spread the word about Copic Creations by adding the Give Away photo with a link to this
post to your blog roll (include a link to your blog in a separate comment on this post so I can check
3. Followers of my blog get another chance to win my Give Away.
I’ll draw a random winner for my blog Give Away on March 15th and post the results here shortly afterward.
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edited on 3/15/11 5:16pm to add:
And the Winner of my blog Give Away is . . .
Love your wee fairy tea party card! She's so sweet and the colours look great!
I LOVE my copics... they're just the best marker in the world... they have such a fantastic colour range and they blend so beautifully and they just add that extra something to stamping.
Please send me a note to let me know the address of where I should send your prize package.
Thanks everyone for dropping by and participating in my blog Give Away. Come back soon! ~ Rose
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. . . Now back to the regular blog post . . .
Crafts and Me graciously provided this “Tea for Two” Digital Stamp by Sara Burrier for me to demonstrate using Copic’s “complementary colors” on one of their wonderful images. Since this pretty little fairy is having a tea party in the great outdoors with her well-loved little bear, I used tones of Red to complement the tones of Green.
This photo shows the image mostly filled with Copic reds and greens . . .
Here’s how the image looks after I airbrushed soft grass and sky (Gotta love that Copic airbrush system!) . . .
After adding a border made from punches, a sentiment from StampingScrapping and a little glitter, here’s the completed card front showing my use of Copic’s “complementary colors” . . .
skin - E000, E00, YR00, R20
bear/mushroom dots - RV23, RV25, RV29
bear blanket - E47, E31
dress/socks/hair flowers - R22, R29, R59
wings - RV23, RV14, RV19; YG11, YG13, YG17
teapot/cups - Y13, Y26, Y28
tablecloth - E40, E41
hair/mushrooms - E31, E35, E47
mushroom, middle - G82, G85, G99
mushroom, left - G21, G24, G29
mushroom, right - G12, G14, G17
left mushroom dots - YG11, YG13, YG17
airbrush - G82, G85; B41, B91