… yet! LOL. Seriously, when I reached for the Hydrangea stamp from Hero Arts, I said to myself, “Pretty as the stamp is, it sure was dumb of you to buy it. What are you going to use to color it?” I thought about using a blending pen. The waterbrush was another option. I chose, however, to give it a whirl with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS. Almost to my surprise, I am happy with the results.
I used a couple different shades of both lilac and green and shaded around the outside of the flower and leaves with a very pale grey color. What was the most disappointing was that in stacks and stacks of patterned paper, I did not have a single one that complemented my image. Luckily, Amethyst cardstock was a pretty good match. To give the cardstock a bit of texture, I randomly stamped it with my treasured Speckled Background stamp and then inked it around the edges with same color ink.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, and Amethyst cardstock; Black ink pad; Hero Arts Hydrangea stamp; CTMH Speckled Background (retired) and Say it in Style stamp set; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Round sponge; 3M foam mounting tape.
I made this second card last night – the little girl version of my Simple Saturday offering. Heaven forbid anyone think I’m partial to little boys.
I used both sides of my Baby Pink textured cardstock and again, colored my image with markers. I also added “lace” to the borders and glitter to the crown, dress, and ballet slippers on my image to make it more girly. Although I would probably need lessons, it sure would be fun to have a little girl to dote on. Actually, instead of lessons, I’d probably need a governor put on my checkbook. LOL.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Baby Pink (textured), and Black cardstock; Black and Juniper ink pads; Baby Pink, Sunny Yellow, Autumn Terracotta, and Tombow Flesh markers; Family Ties – Children and Happy Birthday stamp sets; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Quickie glue pen; Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; Dove blending pen; Crop-o-dile.
As I noted in a previous post, we’re experiencing some cloudy days with intermittent rain. Cloudy equals gloomy to me, which might be affecting my energy levels. Either that or I’m just plain lazy this weekend. It wouldn’t be the first, and sometimes, after a long week of work, I kinda feel entitled. I’ll just transfer what I can from my “To Do” list to a “Honey Do” list and see how that goes over. LOL.
I hope you are having a great weekend and that the week ahead is just as wonderful. Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care.