Sunday, June 26, 2016

Guest Designer-Donna Mikasa

Happy Sunday, my friends! I've go a TREAT for you. 
If you have visited my friend Donna Mikasa's blog, you would know that Donna is the master in her inking and peerless mix with colors. She is also quite an expert when it comes to cute and whimsical designs....the list go on.  I am thrilled that Donna is guest designing for our "All about Colors" challenge! Yay! Donna used the same background stamp (MFT Bundles of Blossoms) and applied two different inking techniques to color it. Be prepared to be amazed....

First, Donna used Zig Kuretake brush markers on Thanks
Donna's Tip: Whether you start with the cool colors or warm colors, brush on colors in "rainbow order". That way, you can be sure that the transition from one colors to the next will not have any "muddy" colors on your card. 

Donna continues to delight us with her favorite ink distressing on Hello Beautiful.
Donna's Tip: After heat embossing the background, start blending with the “cool” colors and try to keep colors that may muddle, separate. Start lightly at first and let colors fade towards the center and top of the card. You can always add more color as desired. 


Wow, how colorful are these two stunning projects? Will you please join me to thank Donna over Three Umbrellas for her time and talent!? 

AND remember, the current challenge is not only about multi-color, rainbow colors, ink-blending....etc. I am also sharing a card in my blog (see here) on color-layering.  
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Hope today's post inspired you to create something colorful! Thank you for the overwhelming response to this challenge! There is still lots of time to play! Don't be shy :) 

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9 comments:

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Donna's cards are gorgeous! Love the detail of embossed image after the coloring. Thank you for the tips!

Cindy C. said...

So delighted to see Donna's beautiful cards here!! Thanks for sharing.

conil said...

Donna's work is always a feast for the eyes. These two cards just prove it.

Shelly said...

Yay, Donna!!
Absolutely, GORGEOUS cards!! Love!

~amy~ said...

yay for Donna! gorgeous cards!

Taunya Butler said...

Oh MY GOODNESS - Donna's cards are spectacular and just bursting with GORGEOUS colors!! Love the colors on top of the white embossing - something I will be trying very soon!!

Greta said...

I love my Zigs & this inspires me to use them like these beautiful cards!

Andrea La Vigne said...

WOW--wonderful cards! Love the bright colors & the emboss resist. I'm a sucker for happy colors, and these cards certainly fit that bill! Thanks for the inspiration. :)
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

wienerhoneymooners said...

Donna's cards are always AWESOME!!!