Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Bee Day

This is a card I created using Happy Bee Day clear stamp from Tiddly Inks and the hexagon punch from Stampin' Up.  The image was one I actually colored at the coloring retreat with Christy, Zoe and a bunch of new friends.  I stamped it a lighter color ink instead of black and was able to play around with Creative Color Placement.  Basically I colored a nose and some eyes on the face, plus added sleeves and created a shirt under the costume.   This was a card I had made together with my Mom and we had fun with the new punch.  Thanks Christy!  And thanks Mom! 

I'd like to enter it into the following challenge:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Poinsettia Fairy

As you know the two challenges for this month are (1) coloring with teal and purple and/or (2) coloring on something non-white cardstock.   I went with both and colored the Poinsettia Fairy on a thin sheet of  Balsa Wood.  I also used the Wooden Stool from the Spring release, also by Make it Crafty.  The colors of course, are purple and teal.  This fairy was stamped in black ink then colored with Prisimacolor pencils. 

The pencils were tricky to get used to because the first few layers had to be very light.  However, once the foundation was set, applying pressure with the lighter colors made these pencils blend as smooth as butter.  The background was then colored with Copic colors but I didn't like how dark it was so I went back with some lighter pencils to help lighten it up. 

Coloring on the Balsa wood was very enjoyable and I imagine I'll do it again.  :D

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