Hello, Erica on the blog today with 2 cards. Before we get to them I wanted to tell you about a little something fun that is happening right now!
For the month of November there is a really fun colouring challenge over on both Facebook and Instagram called The Daily Marker 30 Day hosted by a wonderful lady called Kathy Racoosin. The concept is that you colour something every day, even if it's just 10 minutes. It is brilliant for both your creativity and your sanity. There are also lots of fun giveaways and support, encouragement and inspiration!
If you are a Facebook person, go look for 'The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge'. It is a closed group so you will need to wait until you get approved but the group already has over 400 members. If you prefer Instagram, use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day when you upload your pictures. I'll be on Instagram so those of you who prefer that platform, I'll see you there!
Right, so now that I have covered all that, it's time to focus on the cards I made. I hadn't planned on making two actually but was on a bit of a roll so I went with it. I started out by cutting out a stitched rectangle in Copic friendly cardstock and decided to use one of the sweet little flowers from Grace's Happy Heart. All along the bottom of the panel I stamped the flower, I did need to use a mask for some parts but if you think that's too much hassle, simply stamp the flowers without overlapping each other. The actual coloring I kept very simple, green shades of Copics for the stems and leaves as well as soft yellows for the actual flowers. It looked a bit like it needed a little something else so I used a
very soft shade of green to add a bit of a 'grass look' at the bottom.
I'm usually all for stamping a sentiment but today I decided to use a die cut saying 'hello there' and to make it pop a little I cut it out of polka dot patterned paper. I cut out a background in the same patterned paper to coordinate. The sentiment looked a little flat so I cut out the same sentiment in funfoam too. Instead of gluing it on directly on the foam, I put it on slightly off-centre to create a shadow. Now, somepeople would stop there but not me. No Siree! This girl goes to town almost every time! I added some sequins from the Kindness Medley because they just fit my colour schemeso well. Now, after going down the sequin route some people would stop there, but again, not me! My latest obsession, enamel accents that is for those who have missed it, got put to use too. Now, where it comes to this I will admit that maybe I should have stopped before I did. I went to town and then kept going... Oh well! (PS not sure what's happened here but I couldn't fix it as I'm rather useless with technology...)
Because I was on a roll, I decided to make another one because I liked the first one so much. I picked another flower from the same stamp set and stamped much like the first one. This one needed another colour though, I actually picked out the patterned paper first and then the Copic markers based on that. For the sequins I decided on Vintage Tea Cup but went white with the funfoam.
Well, that's it from me today but I do hope that you will join in the fun with the colouring challenge. The stamps from Kennedy Grace Creations are a dream to colour if you love flower stamp, like I do.
Love and Laughter,