I remember when I first started colouring, I really didn’t think much about all the different aspects of an image–things like shading, shadows, depth and texture. These days, I’m focused on learning all the cool techniques to bring my work to life. The image to the left is a free digital stamp called “Cheese and Wine.” It’s available at Digistamps4joy to use in this month’s challenge. By the way, I work primarily with Copic markers, but I also use Prismacolor pencils, gel pens and, on occasion, water colours and pastels.
I hadn’t coloured glass before I tried it on this image. It’s a long way from where I want it to be, but I’ll keep working at it until I get it just right.
Why not head on over to Digistamps4joy, download the free digi and enter the challenge? It’s fun, it’s free and, you might win a prize.
My granddaughter, Ashleigh, lives halfway across the country from me. She has a busy life with her full-time job and her university studies and I couldn’t be more proud of her.
Here’s a card that I made for her just to let her know that I’m thinking of her. Make one for someone you know!
Just as a note, I’ve begun to make my cards clean and simple. Just colouring with my Copic markers and a bit of sparkle glue…no flowers, bows and ribbons! I even create the borders around the image on my computer using my Silhouette Studio software (any software would do). So, much less cutting, measuring and gluing. I like it!
A couple of years ago I bought some metal chickens and roosters at the dollar store to put in a flower bed in my back yard. To be clear, I don’t like doo-dads in my garden, but these chickens and roosters were rusty antique-looking critters and I love anything vintage or antique.
Anyway, this spring, as we were cleaning the garden beds, my husband suggested that I paint the chickens. Yikes, doo-dads in my garden! Well, after several nudges from him, I finally decided to paint the darn chickens. Actually, they look kind of cute. Here’s a photo log of my chicken-painting adventures. I had already painted the rooster’s cone and wattle when my husband came in to take some before-and-after photos. Enjoy!
This is Holly, my sweet little Maltese. She’s putting up with the cone, but still happy to be near me while I paint.
There really is always something to be thankful for. This sweet image was just what I needed to make this simple, but sweet birthday card. The background is from my Silhouette library–how easy is that? I used my Copic markers to colour the girl and a white gel marker to add some polka dots to her stockings.
The verse on the inside makes sense of the sentiment on the outside…