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Freshly Made Sketches #519

Freshly Made Sketches #519 published on 10 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #519

Hi everyone! Another week has flown by and I hope you are doing well. I’m the sketch hostess this week over at Freshly Made Sketches. There are lots of ways to go with this one but I had a specific stamp set in mind.

My friend Linda Callahan sent me this stamp set from Colorado Craft Company (Snowmen and Bunnies) and I finally got a chance to use it. This sketch is PERFECT for the images. I stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and got to coloring with my Copic Markers. The first thing I did was put a base layer on the dark blue background (B37) to help me judge the rest of the color depth.

I played with the concept of coloring “white” for the snowman. Using a base of my Toner Grays (T2, T1, T0), I added a pale purple to give it a little more of an icy depth. Pretty happy with the result and this larger image is the perfect place to play with shading. After I finished the coloring, I masked the border around the image and then splattered on some Gouache to mimic snow. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and pretty much sums up the weather we have been having in Virginia lately. I actually love snow (when I don’t have to drive or fly in it).

I hope you will come over and join the fun this week. Our team has created beautiful projects, as always, so make sure to leave them some love. Thanks for stopping in. See you soon!

Christmas Tree Cat

Christmas Tree Cat published on 2 Comments on Christmas Tree Cat

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m just sharing a card for fun. Back in September I was able to go to a craft retreat which means I was able to use stamps borrowed from other crafters. I have been a bit remiss in sharing some of those and will be pulling them out to show you over the next few weeks.

First up is this card made using the Christmas Tree Cat Stamp Set by Colorado Craft Company. This is the first card I made at the retreat and I chose this stamp because, well, cats. I colored the little criminal to match my sweet little gray kitty. She is the cat most likely to end up in this predicament! I did a bit of Copic Marker coloring and then added some distress ink blending in the background for a little extra pop. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set. I just stamped it and hand cut it.

I hope you enjoy this sweet card. Hoping that you have a wonderful weekend! See you soon.

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