Tuesday, March 24, 2015

From the Heart stamps challenge

I've been trying to hard to participate more in challenges.  It helps me get some much needed crafty time in my day.  On that strain, I found another digital stamp challenge at From the Heart Stamps. Check it out here: http://fromtheheartstamps.com.  Again I chose to use Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  Scallop strip is a Martha Stewart punch.  Banner die is from Mama Elephant.  Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Special Easter set. Sentiment was stamped with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Thanks for stopping by!  I'm just getting started with blogging so I apologize for my generic looking blog.  Hopefully I'll be able to devote some more time here!  Happy crafting.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March Gerda Steiner challenge

Another month and another Gerda Steiner challenge.  The kitty and the chicks are just so darn adorable.  This month I tried coloring it two different ways.  This first picture was done using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I really like the smooth look that I got.  I also tried shadowing the image with a very light color and I am pleased with how it turned out.  Polka dot paper is from Lawn Fawn and the yellow is from Stampin' Up.  I believe it is Daffoldil Delight.  The little bubble die and sentiment are from Wplus9's Bubble Talk set. MFT Stitched round rectangle die was used for the main white piece.

On my second go round I used Copics.  I like this one as well but felt the kitty turned out a little dark.  I used Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, G02, G05, G09, R20, BG0000, W00, W1, T1, T3, T5 and T7.  I also shadowed this image using the BG0000.  For the background paper I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil, Mowed Lawn distress ink and Mustard Seed distress ink.  I then sponged Mowed Lawn along the edges.  I didn't have a yellow paper to match so I just used Mustard Seed on white paper until I got the colors I wanted.  Sentiment is from Darcie's Chillin' Peeps set.  I again used the MFT Stitched round rectangle die but the smallest one this time.  Image piece was die cut with one of the Spellbinders labels.  I just can't remember which one.

I certainly enjoyed playing this month!