Wow, it is Friday already!!! Where did this week go? It has been super busy here. But Thank Goodness it is almost the weekend!!! Tomorrow Dustin, our former foster son and now permnant part of our family, will be coming in from Philly to spend next week and his 22nd bday with us!!! That should be lot of fun!!! Plus our current foster son turns 13 on the 19th!!! We have 2 bdays at our house next week!!!!
OK, I got a little behind on turning my coloring into cards and posting them for the color challenge on the Daily Marker, but I got all caught up last night!!! So here we go!!!
Day #8 Mail Bear
I hate to admit this, but I have had this stamp for probably over 6 months and have never used it. I love this image and it is so cute, but I thought it might be a challenge for me to color and it turned out I was right. I think it was the shade of marker I used. It just didn’t look the way I wanted it too, no matter how many times I went over it. So finally I took a colorless marker (0) and went over it to give it texture. Though it still isn’t the way I want it to look, it is much better than it was!!!
Day #9 Hug Bear
I love this digital stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs, just love him!!! You should be seeing him again in the near future!!!
I tried a different brown color combo on this image too, not liking it so much. But you don’t know until you try. I have been trying to practice what I have been learning in the Copic Jump Start class!!!
I had so much fun making the background. I did a bunch of ink blending with my Distress inks and then I sprayed a fine mist of water over the whole piece of card stock and watched it react!!! Love it!!! Then I took a dry cloth and dabbed off the excess water and there you go!!! I love the way the look completely changed!!! No wonder Tim Holtz if always so happy!!! Playing with his products are just so much fun!!!!
Last nigt I was running gout of time, so I went with an easy image from The Stamps of Life. I like her stamps because she included the solid piece in the stamp set if you want to stamp in the color or you can just stamp the outline and clor in the image!!! Since it is the color challenge, I decided to color in my watermelon! We have been learning all different ways to use our markers and colors in the Copic Jump Start class. So again I applied my homework to my color challenge image. I used a green marker in my red part of the watermelon for shading!!! It gives it a nice realistic look!!!
I hope everyone has a great day and an awesome weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!!
Hugs and Blessing until next time!!!