Good afternoon fellow stampers and friends!
How's your day going so far? I have accomplished NOTHING yet....checked out a few blogs...still pondering on who to vote on in the Bella Babaroonie contest (soooooo difficult!) and sipping on my second cup of coffee. Pauline just stopped by because she was in Michigan on Friday and picked me up a couple packages of Thomas Bagel Thins...why can't we get stuff like this in Canada! And I'll need those 1pt bagel thins today because last night we took the fam, the girlfriend, and the grandparents to Mazaar's in Windsor for a Lebanese feast as a farewell dinner together before the boys head back to school in a week. I think I ate everything that was not WW friendly....even indulging in a Falafel....ouch on the calories, but ooooooooh so good!
Before heading out yesterday I did manage to colour one of Stamping Bella's latest releases....this is Little Peep's Flower Vase and after seeing Paula's Little Peep's b'day cake I wonder why I didn't have that one in my basket too! These are most definitely cute overload and so simple to color.
I stamped it with brilliance ink on Bella's bestest paper and coloured it with the following copic markers:
E000,00, 11, 31, 35
Y15, 38, YR16, RV21, 23, 34
V0000, 000, 01
YG01, 03, 25, BV02, 04
As usual, I added some shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol and finished it off with glitter, a dot of liquid applique in the flower centers and ranger glossy accents over the vase. I did keep the shading rather subtle though to keep with the simplicity of the image. Just a tip...when you are colouring a vase like this and then want to add green for the stems...color the vase first, then color the rest of the image and as a final step go back with your think line of green on the stems. You want to make sure the ink on the vase is completely dry before putting the green in there, or the green will bleed out.
I even got a bit creative and used some of the scraps for the inside of the card and added the flower for you sentiment that came with the Turtle Tot's picking posies image. A great little gem for my stash if I need a quick birthday or thinking of you card!
That's it for me today! I'm gonna catch up on Dexter season 4 and maybe, just maybe get a bit more colouring time in!