Happy #TexturalTuesdays! It's Lisa and what a fun Tuesday it is! Paper Smooches is in the house. YAY!! I love Kim Hughes' quirky style and what I've seen other people do with these fun stamps. It was such a joy to be able to try my own hand at them for the VERY first time (other than just sentiments anyway).
And while we're talking about Paper Smooches -- Did you know that the store is having a sale of 20% off this week (March 27 - April 1) on all in-stock Paper Smooches products while supplies last?
I started by stamping my little chickadee in Versafine and then embossing it with clear embossing powder. I used a square Zig Zag Stitched Square STAX from MFT to die-cut the image prior to coloring. I wanted to do this to try to keep my coloring in perspective.
I used three yellows to color the little chickadee. I think these three worked really well to give him (or her?) really good shading.
I added some grey for grounding. Whether it was necessary or not, I'm not sure. But, it would have looked odd if the chickadee was just floating around on the blank card. Y'know?
For some sky or background color I used B000 and B00 which was blended out. I then added some pretty shimmer to the chick using the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen from Tonic. This pen is much like the Wink of Stella, but has less of a silver tone to it and comes in a pack of two (which I love!).
The patterned paper I selected was adhered to the card base, the chickadee square was adhered in the area I thought would look best, and then I die cut my remaining pieces and parts.
Now that I have my frame, I put that in my MISTI and selected my sentiment and some other small images to go around the frame. I'll color those in with my Copics and add some other embellishments after they're colored.
I'll be using the Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops and the Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix as my finishing touches.
Aren't they the coolest thing ever?!!
I thought that the frame was too "white". Weird, huh? So I used a Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker in Light Blue (036) to break up the white space. It's a bit hard to tell, but it works really well and makes ME much happier. :) The frame was popped up with adhesive squares when all the embellishments are dry.
Here's a slightly different view of the card. I hope you like it and get out your Paper Smooches stamps!!