Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Rogue Mardi Gras Triptych

An ATC trio of sorts, this little set of Mardi Gras madness features the newest stamp set from Rogue Redhead Designs - Carnival Dreams.  I was going for a worn, washed look with these, so I started out by stamping the images on patterned paper with a faint vintage text print.  The first layer of color was done using colored pencils, mainly in shades of green, purple, and gold - the colors of Mardi Gras.  I wanted to keep a certain translucency to the coloring, so that you would still see the background (kind of like a fresco that had faded, showing the colors and textures of the plaster and stone beneath it, if that makes any sense to anyone but me, LOL!)  I kept adding layers of color, outlining the main couple in the center to make the image pop.  I then added in Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Seedless Preserves, and Concord Grape.  I finished the trio off with some dresden gold elements and a bit of fiber and ribbon.  Here's a closer look at each panel:

10 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Mardi Gras creation, love the colours and images. Tracy x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

lovely triptych!

Ana Márquez said...

I love them!! :-D Fantastic colours and layout! Thanks for showing them to us. In Spain Carnival is a great celebration, almost like in Brazil :-)

Big hugs from Free Vintage Images :-)
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Daniele said...

these look great love the subtle painted effect of the backgrounds
hugs

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fantastic - I love the images they are so unusual!

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous use of Shar's stamps. Bravo!!! clap clap clap!!!
hugs Lynn

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful Mardi Gras triptych, Jean! Your coloring is just fabulous! And I love your stampunk fairy in your earlier post--I need to do more of that style, I'm so attracted to it!

Wishing you a beautiful day, my friend!

Julie

Terry said...

What a fun triptych. The colors are wonderful and perfect for Mardi Gras!

Shar B said...

Your triptych is sensational! So beautifully done and such a romantic look!

Ali Manning said...

What fabulous designs - I absolutely love them!