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!

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