Howdy, and welcome to my new blog. It’s not all finished yet; much work to be done on some of the other pages. But I have been busy crafting and did want to start sharing some of my latest projects.
I am particularly proud of this young lady, the April Marker lesson from Kit and Clowder. This is a fabulous online community of classes, encouragement and online confidence building. I am so very glad I joined and can already see the progress in my coloring.
Before now I have always avoided coloring images of people. I looked at the gorgeous colorings online and got discouraged before I even started. But tgis cutie was the lesson for the month and since my niece’s birthday is coming up and she just won a second in a dance competition last weekend, this seemed to be the perfect project for her birthday card. So off I went. Alyce, the instructor lays out everything so clearly in a step-by-step video and not only WHAT to do but WHY and sure enough, I was quite pleased with the result. I have identified the places I need practice and the biggest thing I learned (besides the fact that I can do anything I try) is to pay attention to what I am doing. My husband was talking to me about home improvements while I was working on the background and I totally missed a color. Oops! LOL
When the image was colored, it was time to turn it into a card. I actually found die cuts from Spellbinders in 5″ x 7″ size!
I trimmed the image and then made a mat of MFT Black Licorice. Finally, the two layers were attached to a 5″ x 7″ card base of MFT Razzleberry. The “Sparkle!” was die cut from a Papertrey Ink die out of MFT silver sparkle paper. To add to the shine, I also added some clear Wink of Stella on the girl’s underskirt, beads and shoes.
Lastly, I finished the inside with a fun sentiment from Penny Black Happy Thoughts decorated with some images from MFT Magical Unicorns. The Happy Birthday is from MFT Essential Sentiments. A dash of Copic color and the panel was cut with MFT Blueprints 31.
I will never be afraid to tackle coloring something new again. And I can’t wait to practice, practice, practice. Thanks you again for stopping by today and checking out my new blog. Please come again soon!