Hello everyone and thanks so much for visiting!
I have a card to share today, which was made for the current Whimsy Stamps Challenge. The theme this month is "Stitching" and there are still a couple of weeks left for you to enter. Whimsy Stamps is giving away several amazing prizes again this month, so don't miss your chance to enter. You don't even have to use a Whimsy Stamp, any make would work.
To make my card I stamped it onto Neenah Card Stock using memento ink. Then I colored it using Faber Castell Polychromos and Derwent Coloursoft pencils, the skin on the girl was done with copics.
I have been getting more requests on doing a video tutorial on how to color, sorry but I have no idea where I would start with a tutorial, not to mention I hate hearing my voice recorded so it won't be an option. But, I can share a great you tube video, which really helped me learn how to color.
Here is the link by HeartPrints. It's been a while since I watched it, but I believe she is using prismacolor pencils and gamsol for blending. I use mostly Faber Castell Polychromos or Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, but I have heard that crayola or rose art pencils work too, and might be something to try before investing in an expensive set of pencils. I don't use gamsol for blending, although I have some, I prefer baby oil instead. I think it works just the same without any harmful fumes.
Stamps: I love you slow much, Friendship Notables 2, Everyday Button Sentiments (all by Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: My Minds Eye (lost and found collection), neenah solar crest
Tools: Lace border 1 die, notables 2 die, button die, janome sew mini for coloring
Embellishments: glitter and twine
Here is a closeup of the cute image.
I would love to enter my card to the following challenges:
- Craft Room Challenge In The Garden
- Everybody-Art-Challenge Fairy
- Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Sewing/Stitching Real or Faux
- Vickie's Challenges Anything Goes
- Artistic Inspirations - Fantasy
- Craft Your Passion - Cute
- Crafty Cardmakers - Friendship
- Squigglefly - Anything Goes
- Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes