Hi, Crafty Card Peeps!
The insomnia bug hit me pretty hard last night! Cleaning my studio didn't tire me out so I decided to do some crafting. Two of my DT projects this week required the use of stencils and I still had a bunch of stencils on my side table. As I looked at all the disparate elements, that age-old crafting mantra came to mind, "Why not?"
"Even Bad Days"
I do not color well. That has not, however, stopped me from purchasing stamps based on how beautifully they were colored by other crafters. I have shied away from using this stamp but I guess a lack of sleep and a need to create overshadowed my fear of Copics and I just dove in. A combination of Stamps, stencils, and Distress Oxide blending finally got me to a comfortable place with this project.
The image is stamped and colored with Copic markers. I created a mask and then used my mermaid makeup brush to blend my background. I removed the mask and used various size brushes to fill white spaces in the image. Next, I stenciled in the umbrella. The umbrella color is a combination of Faded Jeans and Squeezed Lemonade. The photo does not do it justice. IRL it is a fabulously delicious color that looks like denim fabric.
The puppy was on the same stencil sheet with the umbrella. To stencil him I used Vintage Photo ink. I added Mowed Lawn and Cracked Pistachio to ground the images.
I used my circle and tornado stencils to add a little interest to the umbrella and the top of the card. I added Stickles to the umbrella and a few sequins to complete the face of the card.
In my stash, I found a pretty, soft brown and beige small gingham paper. I mounted this onto a piece of olive green cardstock.
In the end, I was pleased with my work. I know that far more talented people have colored this image to a level of perfection I will never know. But for this card, which I plan to give to a friend who is in a bad place right now, I think I captured the mood.
Thanks for Stopping By!
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