I did pretty good for the first week of the Kathy Racoosin coloring challenge and then I got busy with other projects and I’ve been slacking. I thought I should at lease share what I have here. These are also posted on my Instagram account if you’re not already following.
The first card is the Mermaid’s Tail from Ellen Hutson. I stamped the tail in black and inked up the background using distress oxide inks. Then I added a bit of color using pink distress ink and marker. I added shimmer to the scales with a Sakura Stardust Clear pen. I cut out some waves using various blue colors and vellum and stacked them all at the bottom of the card base.
The sentiment is embossed with clear powder – looks pretty simple!
For my next card, I did copic coloring with various stamps from Mama Elephant’s Incoming Mail stamp set. I hand-cut all the pieces and colored a piece of cardstock to make a sidewalk.
The images hid the sidewalk edge really well because I made this one A4 size. The stripe background was made using the diagonal stripe background stamp from My Favorite Things over red paper.
For my third card, I decided to do some watercoloring using W Plus 9’s Kind Soul stamp set. This stamp is gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to use it for a long time. There just isn’t enough time to play with everything I make do and do what I want to do!
I stamped and embossed the image in gold this time. I LOVE to emboss before I do watercoloring – it really helps me stay in the lines. I used my Daniel Smith watercolors – something I haven’t touched in a very long time! When done, I stamped my sentiment with black in and added some interest with a stitched border using MFT’s Wonky Stitch die.
I told you I got busy with other projects. I’ve been preparing for a retreat at the end of the month. We’re supposed to do a shoebox swap so I have been punching and cutting materials for people to make 15 cards (of the same design) – what was I thinking using the Stampin Up Owl Punch??? SOOO many pieces!
I also did a sewing project. My boys destroyed this Mickey Mouse chair and it’s sooo hard to clean. It’s an eye-soar in my craft room because my daughter likes to sit in it. So I got some canvas material and attempted to make a chair cover. It’s not perfect but it will serve it’s purpose until she grows out of it in a few months – or years.
Lots of draping and pinning, but it’s much better looking than the filthy Mickey Mouse fabric it was before.
Thanks for stopping by – I hope you’ll enjoy your weekend!