Color Stories is an exciting new theme for Marcella’s 2018 Instant Garden illustrations. Each month we’ll bring you a new Color Story digi, whether it's monochromatic or an interesting pairing, aimed to deepen your experience working with color values and pretty palettes.
A delicate teacup overflowing with pretty plants is steeped in detail and delight. Columbine (Aquilegia) flowers intermingle with ruffled miniature Hosta leaves for a bouquet that will tickle your coloring fancy all the way through summer. You get two designs — one with the flowers and teacup only, and a second, more challenging composition with a baby robin snapping up a few of the Columbine seeds. Both images have a lighter “no line” version included.
For this Color Story, I'm envisioning an exploration of blues and purples — the classic Columbine colors, and you may not know that Hosta leaves come in lots of blue hybrids! Hostas also often have variegated foliage - which can be streaks of vanilla, chartreuse, chalky blue, and various greens — all on the SAME LEAF! Do a bit of Googling, and create a piece in blues that does anything but give YOU the blues! :)
OF COURSE, you can always color the illustration however your heart desires!
Read my inspiration behind the stamp set here.
Illustrated with a whole lotta love by Marcella Hawley.
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Here’s an outstanding step-by-step tutorial by the Bloom Brigade’s Allison Cope for working with digital images using GIMP, a free downloadable photo-editing program.
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