Annie Special Delivery

I’m back using Annie Special Delivery from Stamp Anniething and today my challenge was to color the face in a non-traditional manner. This was a difficult one for me and I’ve been mulling it over for a week or two. Then with inspiration from Annabel’s My Neighbor project, I took the leap and gave it a try. I recorded it and uploaded it to my YouTube channel – you can access the video below or HERE. This is what I came up with …

While coloring this one, I sketched out a few other ideas for faces and this one seemed to fit the best. I tilted the eyes a little which allowed enough room for a nose to fit in without feeling crowded. There are some things I would change for the next time but overall I think the challenge came out well. Below you can see the original stamp with the results.
The background is from Sandy Allnock named Stay Home Stay Safe. (Currently a freebie.) I combined the two images together, flipped one and scaled them down to fit on one card. The signs were strategically hidden behind the character to make this an all purpose background. I imagine this girl lives in the metropolis and walking home from school.
The character was cut out and popped on the background with foam tape which helps her stand out as the focal point. The rest of the card was kept simple and I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops for texture on the windows, flowers on her satchel and the sun on the envelope. Subtle in the photographs but you can’t help run your fingers across it in real life.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Tsukineko Memento Ink Desert Sand
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Shaker Maker Foam Tape – White

Annie Special Delivery by Stamp Anniething
Stay Home Stay Safe by Sandy Allnock

Copic Colors – Character:
N2, 4, 5, 6, 8
R30, 32, 35, 37, 39
R01, 12, 04, C0, 2, 3
E0000, 30, 31, 35, 47
YG21, 23, 17, 67
E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
B01, 14, 16, 18
Y11, 15, 32, YR04

Copic Colors – Background:
YG21, 23, 17, 67
G02, B0000, Y21
N3, 5, C1, 3
BG01, 02, 45, 93, 96, 99
E15, 41, 42, 43
YR02, 82

Cheshire Chibi Girl

The project I have to share today is a mixture of three different stamps plus some doodling on the side. The character is Cheshire Chibi Girl from Stamp Anything. She is part of the Down the Rabbit Hole kit and Ann was kind enough to share the digital version for me to color. The face was replaced with the one from Polka Dot Pals Syeda from Whimsy Stamps. Then the background is a freebie from Sandy Allnock called Stay Home Stay Safe. Lastly, I doodled some flying geese in the background to finish off the scene.

Check out the YouTube video where I show how I colored the face:
Coloring Polka Dot Pal Add-on Faces

I started this project by coloring the sky. I knew I wanted to go with something non-blue and that would help me set the color pallet for the rest of the project. Unfortunately, it sort of threw me off and so I don’t think the colors coordinate as well as I would liked them to have. But it’s all good and still fun.
After coloring the background and buildings, I jumped into coloring the beanie hat. The original character has a cat but I really wanted to add some extra coloring details and went with a knitted hat instead. Since I printed the image out in a light gray, I just used creative color placement and colored right over the cat hat.
The face and hair was colored while recording so you can watch the video for those details. In the foreground, I added a sidewalk with some grass details. Lastly, I added some flying geese silhouettes in the background to help break up the skyline.

YouTube Video:
Speed Coloring on the Face

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Cheshire Chibi Girl from Stamp Anniething
Stay Home Stay Safe from Sandy Allnock
Polka Dot Pals Syeda (face) from Whimsy Stamps

Copic Markers:
YG01, 17, 23
YR30, 31, 12, 07, 14
R05, 29, 39
T0, 1, 2, 3, 5
W3, 5, 7, 8
Y11, YR12, 31
Y21, 26, YR30
BG11, 13, 45, 57, 75, 78
B12, 16, 18
0, BV23, C1, 3
E000, 30, 13, R30, E27

Creative Kittens

For something slightly different, instead of coloring a stamp, I decided to color a coloring page. This is the title page from the Creative Kittens coloring book by Marjorie Sarnat. That included just the kitten so to fill out the rest of the card, I doodles the clouds and background.

Supplies Used:
Creative Kittens coloring book by Marjorie Sarnat
Copic markers
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
self-stick gems
Sharpie Black Pen Fine
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace

Spring Short Stack

This is a card that appeared to me in a dream and I had to jump out of bed to sketch it out.  The next day, I was happy that my sketch was legible enough to follow and I made this card using Spring Short Stack by Stampendous.

These are the Copic marks I used on this:
B000,m BG02, 53, 49
C0, 3, BV23
E41, 42, 43, 44, 49, R11

Spring Short Stack

Here’s a quick card that I made using the animal segments from Spring Short Stack by Stampendous. I figure since it’s the Year of the Dog that I need to color more dog stamps for good luck.  This card was inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers technique “Pop Out Card” by Kelly Jean.

These are the Copic markers I used on this card:
E42, 43, 44, 47
YR30, 24, Y23
BG11, 18, 57
T7, R12, BV23
T1, 3, 5
Below, this is the INSIDE of the card. I added a border around the edge because it was handy and added a little more color to the card.  This was a fun technique – thanks Kelly!

Animorphia Postcard Owl

I’ve been wanting to color some images by Kerby Rosanes and found a small booklet of Animorphia Postcards that were just the right size. I started out with the owl since I didn’t have to think about the colors too much.  My daughter said she’d finish the little doodles on the back if she could mail it so I thought that was a good deal.  

Fergus with Bouquet

I’ve been working on putting all my colored images onto cards and I’m finally getting down to the bottom of my stack.  Again.  I have a tenancy to build up a stockpile and then repeat the process. 

This card uses Fergus with Bouquet from Wild Rose Studio.  I colored it with the Marvy Le Plume markers then went with a bright and cherry color palette with the papers.  The raffle tickets are actually real ones that I had to save to see if my number was chosen.  It wasn’t.  But at least I can use them for a card and still get some benefit out of them.  He he he

Many Thanks

This is the first page in my travel journal, which is an old book titled “Poor Richard’s Almanac (Selections)” by Benjamin Franklin and printed around 1937-1940. It’s a small book and perfect for traveling… hence why I’ve been chilling in it while I travel. 🙂

This image is Many Thanks from Stampendous and is suited for the many thanks I’m sending out to Jane for helping me with watercolors! I stamped on the book directly with black ink and colored this one with watercolor tube paints. The paper is thicker than a normal book would be so it handled the water just fine. So far so good. 🙂 I hope to try a variety of things with the book but the best pay is to have fun.

Storybook Friends

Here’s one of the images I colored when Zoe was in town for a visit and thought it was a perfect theme, considering.  This is Storybook Friends by Tina Wenke from Stampavie.  I have a soft spot for any stamp that features reading so this was a simple must have on my wish list.  😀  I stamped it with black on kraft card stock then colored with my Prismacolor pencils.  The card layout was kept simple with just a little doodling around the edges.

Thanks for coming by my blog today and have a wonderful summer day!
Enjoy a book or two. ;D

A Beary Good Year

It’s Tuesday and that means a new challenge has started at The Cat’s Pajamas but I have no idea what it is at the moment.  I’ve created this card a couple weeks ago and have been excited to share it in their challenge but the theme, or color scheme never fit.  Does that ever happen to you?  It’s frustrating sometimes. LOL   But oh’well, I’ve decided that come blue skies or high water, I’m going to post it on Tuesday and enter it into the challenge just to share.  So enjoy!  😀

The image I used is A Beary Good Year from The Cat’s Pajamas.
I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge – Anything Goes
(How lucky could I have gotten?!)