I will add more to this post when I get home this afternoon but wanted to post this picture of some fun coloring I was doing last night. I LOVE the Riley character from Riley and Co! He is just so darn cute! All are colored with alcohol markers except the top middle. That is watercolor markers. I think that and the bottom witch are my favorite. Still working on learning to blend but I'm definitely improving. Now I'm off to my day job!
Finally made some cards with my Rileys...
It took a bit of work since I did not have nice watercolor paints like the demo's I watched but I used my distress inks and Memento black all stamped onto a clear block I used as a palette then spritzed with water. I struggled to get the white flecks (stars) and ended up using a white pigment ink from a ink pad. I also stamped it onto a clear block added water then flicked it with a paint brush.
The tree is cut out of tan textured paper from an inexpensive multi pack I got at a craft store. I cut the tree with an older Sizix die I got for a bargain at a garage sale. I gave it dimension with some distress ink using a sponge to apply it.
The other small elements are punched with an older Creative Memories punch. The pumpkins were punched fro orange paper and I used a Copic marker to create a bit of dimension.
I hope you feel inspired to play with you craft supplies! I seem to have the most fun when I just start "trying stuff". Have a great day!