When we sit down to create something, whether it be small or a large project, we sometimes know right away what we want to make. And other times we know we want to make something, but need a little help or a jumping off point. When we are inspired by something we see, hear or experience we can quickly make a beautiful project. As a crafter/ maker I often find inspiration in many different places. One of my favorites is mood and/or color boards. Every month Butterfly Reflections Ink posts a Color Board and encourages you to play along by making a project and sharing it on the SM platform you like best, and tagging them and using #BRImoodboard. Inspiration is interpreted differently by every single person. They are a starting off point, not the finish line. If I see a photo and one thing really speaks to my heart, that is what I will make my card about. You don’t have to use every single item, or in the way you see it displayed. Color is so fluid also, if I see navy, that doesn’t mean I’m only going to use one shade of Navy. I’m going to pull out every single Copic I have in the same color family and use them all together
Once deciding I was going to use the Wild Roar stamp set I realized my critters were going to have more of a black light Avatar feel to them. I had to wipe my mind clear of traditional animal colors and accept there is no right or wrong. I stamped the image carefully several time with my stamping platforms to get nice even ink coverage. I then used a black Copic multiliner to fill in any blank spaces that needed a little help. I was too scared to keep going over with the platform and risk ruining the image. I then got work coloring all of my animals with colors that I felt fit the mood board the way I interpreted it.
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