Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Day Seven - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Friends! It's been a super busy day, but I managed to color up a little something. I recently received some new goodies and I was eager to play. When I began this 30 Day challenge, I told myself that I would try to color SOMETHING every day, even if it was leaf, a feather, a flower or a ladybug...just something to practice my coloring.

This is my cast of characters for today.

I've had my eye on the Simon Says Stamp Stitched dies for some time.  I finally bought the bundle, where you get all three sets; rectangles, squares, and circles. I'm so happy with them and I decided to use them on my project today.

I started out by die cutting a rectangle out of white card stock. Then, I stamped the butterfly image and the sentiment using that delicious Black Licorice ink from Lawn Fawn. Next, I colored the image with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended it with Gamesol and a blending stump. I bought the Flutterby stamp set just for this challenge because there are so many images that lend themselves to really fun techniques.

This is what I came up with...

Since the coloring was so easy, I decided to make a CAS card. After I colored the image, I added a little shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker. Then mounted the focal panel with dimensional adhesive and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off.

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You can see the shimmer a little better here. This is a 4bar note card from Lawn Fawn, the color is Mermaid. I think I really like this smaller size for quick, clean and simple cards. The note cards come in a rainbow of colors and I think it would be nice to make a set of all occasion cards to give as a gift. Lawn Fawn makes envelopes for them, too. Hmmm...something to think about.

And that is all I have to share today. Thank you so much for visiting!


stamp sets: Fluterby, Bee Mine(Lawn Fawn)
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)
ink: Black Licorice(Lawn Fawn)   Smokey Slate(Stampin' Up!)
dies:Stitched Rectangles(Simon Says Stamp)
coloring medium: Prismacolor Colored pencils
bling: 4mm,6mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)
other: 4bar note card in Mermaid(Lawn Fawn)


Patti Willey said...

Precious! Congratulations on your Stitched Die haul!! I love this little polka dot note card! I've strayed from the 4 Bar size, might as well give it a try this looks easy enough to whip up a set for gifting!

Jeanne said...

I sure admire your commitment to this challenge, Barb! I'm so glad, despite your busy day, you managed to find the energy to color. Your card looks amazing! I think the colors are so fresh and inviting and the sparkle you added is just the right touch. Great job! Thanks for sharing! :)