I decided to give a vintage/mixed media twist to the sketch. Using pops of gold to warm the sketch up a bit. My tip on choosing a color to go along with your pattern paper is use the area behind the photo to sample your chosen colors to see if they will work together. Here is my example photo..
My goal was to match up the colors in the paper itself already. Sometimes matching up can be tricky. by using the area that won't be seen anyway, you are sure to get a perfect match and not be stuck with a dilemma of a wrong color choice. The photo is actually of my mom when she was really young. This photo had just recently turned up. It was badly damage and I had to edited it quite a bit. But got it good as new! A treasure to last for many years to come! Here are some close ups of my LO.
Fabscraps- Industrial chic Steel Chic 2, Steel Chic
Prima- Vintage vanity
Flying Unicorn Lace
Kaisercraft stamps-Script, Journal
7 Dots stamps- Nature walk
Creative Embellishments stamp- distressed script
Petaloo Flowers- Botanica Sugared Blue, Willow vine
Prima Flowers- Innoscence 2
Mediums and inks used;
Tim Holtz- Distress ink Faded Jeans, Tea dye- Distress Stain wild Honey- Distress Paint Tarnished Brass
Shimmerz- Vibez Fudge- Smimmerz paint butter cream
Prima Little inker Dark Rust
Silks- Bolivian Blue
Versafine little inker in onyx black
Hope to see you chasing those winter blues away or playing with them this week!