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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lots of coloring this week :)

A week or so ago I posted about stamping multiple images while you have your supplies out. Well I had some opportunities the last week or so to do some coloring. I used 3 different techniques for coloring. Here are the images I colored...

I LOVE how this came out!!! I used my Koh I Noor Woodless Colored Pencils and Odorless mineral spirits (inexpensive from Walmart) to blend the colors. I love that is looks almost like coloring with alcohol markers. You do also need some blending Stumps to make this technique work. I got mine for around $5 at Walmart. I do plan to work on a video for this but you can find lots on Youtube already.

This Fairy is from Crackerbox stamps

Here are a few more images I colored with this technique

These Two Mermaids  are from Unity Stamp Company as part of their "Angie Girl" line. This one is called "Sammy girl"

This cute mermaid is from Penny Black and is part of her "Mimi" line. This was my first impression with this stamp which as you can see did not come out perfect. I decided it was still just right to practice some coloring.

Next I have one that I used just colored pencils and did not blend...  I am still working on coloring vehicles... It is not as easy as it seems... As you will see in the next photo.

If you have any tips for my on coloring vehicles please let me know in the comments!

This are 2 pictures in this group that I used my Spectrum Noir markers for the coloring. I mostly liked how they turned out. Also I did use come metallic markers from Crayola to try to get the chrome look on the truck. The markers have a pretty blunt tip so it was hard to get the detail right.  I made the light blue shadow with watercolor pencils and water.

Here is Gianna, another "Angie Girl" from Unity Stamp Company. This is my first time trying to color one of these stamps with my Spectrum Noir markers. I did mess up in a few places but overall I like how it turned out.

Next up are some images colored with my watercolor pencils...

These Lighthouses are all from Stampendous.

This Poppy stamp is also from Unity Stamp Company. I was really pleased with how all of these turned out!

I thought it would be fun to try some different colors other that the traditional red for the poppies.

Now to make some cards from all my colored images...

Thanks for joining me!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Home Card...

I had so much fun making this card for a dear friend. I made it about a month ago and wanted to wait to share it until after I had given it to her. This friend and her family has been through a lot the last few years and when it came time for them to be able to purchase a new home they were lucky enough that a house they had admired for years came on the market and was in their budget. I was so excited for their family that I wanted to make a special card to go with a small gift.

Right about the time I heard my friend and her family were purchasing their new home I discovered this stamp set happy home by Sunny Studios. One of my new favorite stamp companies!

This image looks very similar to their new home so I wanted to try to color it like their new home. My first version of this card did not turn out quite how I wanted, the card pictured above is my 2nd attempt and I really like it!  I am still new to coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers and this image with super small details was a challenge for me.

I hope you enjoy this card, thanks for joining me!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tip... Stamp multiple images while you have your supplies out...

Hi all, Life has been super busy the past few weeks with running kids around and keeping up with things in and around the house. I always seem to forget that just because I am lucky enough to not work at my job during the summer does not mean there is nothing to do.

A few weeks ago I completed version 2 of a stamp positioning tool. You can learn more here... DIY stamp positioning tool

As I was stamping an image for a planned card it occurred to me that I should just stamp a bunch of images while I had everything out so that is what I did.  :)

I stamped 2 of each design with Onyx Black Versafine ink since I have found that that ink lends well to either Coloring with alcohol markers or Watercolor.

The top row is a bunch of new stamps from Unity stamp company
The center row are all from Inkadinkado
The bottom row are both from Cracker Box Stamps.
(all were purchased by me for personal use)

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

My "Tess" for the Angie girl Challenge at Unity Stamp Co... Show and tell

Here is my first version of coloring "Tess" for the Angie girl challenge at Unity Stamp co. Show and tell...

I stamped her onto Classic Crest Super Smooth neenah solar white 80# cardstock  with VersaFine onyx black
I colored her with my Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored Pencils
 The blue highlights around the edges are from distress ink that I applied with a round bristle brush.
I attached the image to some Kraft card stock (Cheap stuff from Walmart) and I lined the inside with some white inexpensive GP card stock (also from Walmart)

This was a fun project to color but I kept it simple, as I often do.

I uploaded this card to the Challenge album over at Unity Show and tell Facebook page

Thanks for visiting!