Day four of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. Another stamp set moves from the unused to used pile. I love this cute giraffe…
I stamped the giraffe and coloured it with Copics. Choosing colours for something I haven’t coloured before is usually a matter of having a search to see if anyone has been helpful enough to have coloured something similar and listed the Copics they used, then discovering that I don’t have those exact colours or I’m not completely sold on the colour palette and, recently, heading over to my hex chart to see if I can make suitable substitutions and testing them out.
I then masked off the giraffe’s head with masking fluid and, once that was dry, masked off a circle behind the head and created a sun using Distress ink pads and a mini ink blending tool. The panel was trimmed down, the corners rounded and the edges inked with more Distress ink.
I added a few strips of vellum to the card base to break up the background and mounted the giraffe panel using foam tape. A few sprinkles and a die-cut hello finished it off.
Be even more careful removing masks than you think you might possibly need to be. That applies to all types of masking, whether fluid, sheets or tape. Even Post-it tape can lift the surface of the paper if you’re not careful.
Some Odd Girl – on safari
Sizzix – framelits – circles 2
Lawn Fawn – scripty hello
Memento tuxedo black
Distress ink pad – scattered straw
Distress ink pad – wild honey
Distress ink pad – bundled sage
- Copic markers:
giraffe skin – YR30, E51, E53
spots – YR21, YR24, YR14
ears, hooves, tail – W1, W3, W5, W7
grass – G21, G24, G85, G28, BG99
Doodlebug – sprinkles – day to day assortment
- paper and card:
Neenah – solar white
Papermill Direct – plain – dark green
Doodlebug – sprinkles vellum – beetle black
Doodlebug – sprinkles vellum – peacock
Doodlebug – sprinkles vellum – bumblebee
Thermoweb – masking magic
Pebeo drawing gum