Today, I have an oldie-but-goodie to share with you. I made this card two years ago for a trade show event I was teaching at, and it's been sitting in "draft" mode here for all that time. I guess it's about time I posted it, eh?
The stamp is Hay Ride Kiddos from Stampendous, and is an obvious choice for the colorist. It is a BIG stamp; so it requires no embellishments, just lots of coloring fun. I colored it up with Copic markers...lots and lots of Copic markers. I do not have the list of colors I used; but I can assure you, it's a looong list. lol
The texture on their overalls was created by coloring them up with shades of blue (probably B90's). I then used a spritzer bottle full of Colorless Blender to wet a scrap piece of denim fabric, and pressed it down on the colored overalls, creating the wonderful denim texture. ***NOTE: Whenever you're using this texture technique, you'll want to be VERY sure it is your first step. If you've colored other parts of the image before you use this technique, you're going to add texture to those other parts too...just sayin'. If you like the look of "denim" skin, then, by all means, go for it. ;)
The ground was stippled, and the clouds were hand-drawn and brought to life with a C1 Copic marker along the bottom of each cloud.
This will be my only blog post until next Tuesday. I will be knee-deep in several home organization projects, which are long overdue for my attention. I have cupboards, closets, drawers, and an entire studio that are crying out for my attention. If I don't schedule the time, it's just not gonna happen. I always seem to find other things that need my attention more. Well, this week I am an organizing FOOL...as opposed to my usual state of being, which is just plain "fool". ;)
On the organizing front, have you seen the fabulous planners from Eric Condren? I had switched my life over to a digital calendar; but it just hasn't been working for me. I think I am a more tactile person, you know? I got my planner for 2015 about a month ago, and I am slowly but surely getting it ready to roll. There are SO MANY gorgeous styles to choose from! Are they pricey? YES. Are they worth every. single. penny? YES. There are lots of videos and tutorials on these planners out there on the 'net. Just Google Erin Condren planners, and you'll have more than enough info on what they're all about. Now, I had decided that I didn't need all the "fru-fru" to decorate my planner, like washi tapes, stickers, fancy colored pens, etc. Well, let's just say I now have quite a stash of goodies to decorate my planner with. It's a sickness I tell ya. I will do another more-detailed blog post in the near future once I've played a bit, and gotten my planner organized the way I want it.
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I do hope you have yourselves a FABULOUS week! I will see you back here next Tuesday for My Favorite Thing's Creative Challenge.
If I don't come back on Tuesday, you'll know I am buried somewhere deep under a pile of my own JUNK. Send rescue!