With Thanksgiving less than 2 weeks away, I figured I might need a card or two for the occasion, so this little sweetie got some coloring time this weekend:
My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence line of clear stamps has long been one of my favorites and this It's A Sign combines another one of my current favorite trends -- chalkboards ... what could be better? Not much, in my opinion!
To create the backgrond paper, I used this pretty Hero Arts Lisa's Painted Maple Leaf wood block stamp, inked and stamped with some of Hero Arts new Ink Daubers (Butter Cup, Cup O' Joe, Field Greens, Pale Tomato) onto Neenah Classic Cream cardstock:
I always like choosing or creating my background paper first, and then color the image to coordinate. I find my projects turn out more cohesive that way. With 358 Copic colors to choose from, I can usually find the perfect match! I chose a sunny Copic marker (YR21) to match with the yellow stamped background leaves and airbrushed around the edges of my die cut image while it was still in the die (MFT's Blueprints 1):
Again, choosing tones of Copic markers that would coordinate with the stamped leaves, I used E43 and E44 for the chalkboard's (W7) wood frame. See how nicely the frame coordinates with that brown leaf?
I finished coloring the PI girl with these Sketch Markers E00 & E11 (skin); E23 & E25 (hair & shoes); R22, R24 & R27 (dress & socks); W0 & W1 (shadows):
Above -- I used Memento's new Luxe White pigment ink to stamp the first part of the sentiment on the chalkboard and let me tell you, I have found my new favorite white ink -- oh, my! Look how nice and crisp that image stamped!
To make a color coordinated mat for the stamped image, I used the brown (Cup O' Joe) Hero Arts Ink Dauber to color the edges of the cream die cut cardstock mat. I did the same with a cream top-folded cardstock card base, golden (Butter Cup) stitched accent piece and round red (Pale Tomato) sentiment piece, for perfect color coordination!
All those colored and stamped layers were popped up with Copic's X-Press It Foam Tape, for lots of dimension. And let me tell you how much I'm loving My Favorite Things' Blueprints dies . . . they make cardmaking easier than it's ever been!
Thanks so much for joining me here in the CLASSroom today and since it's my last post before Thanksgiving ... I hope your holiday is wonderful! ~Sharon