...and I even found a new LOVE for paper piecing!
In case you didn't know, it takes me FOREVER to color a card...especially a Mo because they are larger images and filled with subtle details that I like to attempt to capture with my trusty markers and pencils. This is a rubber Mo available at Stamping Bella called I even LOVE the box and he is 3.23" square but even if you bought him digi from Mo, and made him any smaller it would be a nightmare to color. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining...just sayin' I take a long time to color them.....and there IS a point to all of this!
So, I've been coloring for maybe an hour or more and I have everything done but the wrapping paper...and i'm trying to decide what color to make it and I screwed up...like totally picked the wrong color and it was hurting my eyes it was soooooo wrong! OMG...so I pour another cup of coffee and mull over it for a while. Decide I'm gonna try to color over it with something else...well I made mud! So I reheat my coffee cause it cooled off while I was trying to fix my mistake and then thought PAPER PIECING! I can paper piece that wrapping paper and cover up the mud! So that is what I did! I took a subtle green patterned paper and paper pieced that sucker and the tag. Of course I added shading even over the DP because that makes your paper piecing look all the better! Whew...a Mo salvaged and my precious time wasn't wasted!
These are the copics I used:
E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20
R22, 24, E07, 09 (hat)
G20, 40, 12 (bow, shaded with kelp green pencil)
E40, 42, 43, 44 (box...some shading added with pencil)
YG91, 93, 95, E13, 17 (sleepers, shaded with kelp green)
COO, 0, 1 (fur on hat)
W00, 4 (misc? they were on the table! not sure where I used them!)
I used kelp green pencil and some espresso for shading the wrapping paper
and finally, shading around the image was done with varying shades of french grey.
I gotta say, I was pretty pleased with the result and no one will EVER know that I covered up a mistake cause that paper piecing is COMPLETELY glued down with my Coccoina Adhesive Glue Stick. Do you have that stuff...OMG...it smells so good you will want to eat it. Every time I pull it out I trott it around the house and make everyone take a sniff...except the dog of course, cause she would probably lick it! Ya, my family thinks I am pretty weird but they put up with me cause I cook them supper every day.
Till next time ladies! Don't forget...it is a school days theme this week (or happy dance works too) and there is still time to play!