Friday 20 January 2023

Magnificent magenta

Rizwana is setting our challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week — as the Pantone colour of the year is Viva Magenta, she’d like to see magenta featuring on our creations. 

I confess I was relieved to see Rizwana’s mood board features what I think of as magenta. The Pantone colour looks too red to me and when I first saw it several weeks back my first thought was “yuk!” (partly influenced by the choice of image on Pantone’s own mood board, I suspect). As it is, I struggled a bit to find an appropriate colour in my stash. I managed to find a Copic that was ok to lay down a base layer of colour and then a couple of pencils to shade over the top. The rose is stamped once, masked and stamped again. I gave it just a bit of green pencil “halo” for some contrast and a few nail art gems for some glitz.

Jumbo Rose (Stampendous)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Copic marker
Coloured pencils
Nail art gems
Corner Chomper


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning roses, Joanne - love your coloring!!

Wavejumper said...

I had to go look at Pantone-I had not seen it yet. Yeah, yuk about sums it up but I think that was just a terrible example maybe?

Their hope for it to be an empowerment color so expect it all over the place.

Your card is lovely. I like the green halo and tiny sequins.

hugs Margot

Cherish Designs said...

I totally agree with you as I struggled with this colour. This was a challenge for me too. I'm more of blues and greens person and not a fan of pinks and purples. I love the roses and your colouring is beautiful. The magenta really fits well with the green halo. Very pretty card x