Hello! I'm happy to be hopping along with Waffle Flower Crafts today for their Coloring Fun Blog Hop! There are a bunch of us hopping along and of course there is a chance to win a prize!! :) Fun, right?
Since it's Shark Week, I used the fun new Tiger & Lily Stamp Set for today's card! I pulled out my colored pencils and gamsol to color with:
When I color with colored pencils, I like to use Memento ink because it doesn't bleed with the gamsol. I've been experimenting with paper and currently I like my Stampin' Up! Whisper White paper the best. It is sort of waxy and the pencils blend nicely on it.
I stamped out the shark and colored him in using a medium cool gray Prismacolor pencil. I went over it with gamsol to blend out the lines and then added some shading with the same pencil. I blended that out a little and then went over the darker parts with a black Pitt Pastel pencil and blended it out with my finger. I used a black Prismacolor pencil for his mouth, coloring pretty hard. I blended it out and then darkened it a bit more with the Pitt Pastel pencil.
Once the shark was colored, I diecut him out using my Tiger & Lily Die Set. I also cut out an orange patterned paper circle using the Flower Circle Die Set and two strips of matching patterned papers. The patterned papers are from the Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 pad by Doodlebug Designs. I loved the colors!
Next, I put my card together. The white card base was embossed with a cool chevron pattern. I splattered it a little with some gray mist. I added a panel of vellum to the center and stamped the sentiment and a couple of pretty blue waves. I layered the patterned paper strips next and then added the circle with dimensional foam adhesive. I added the shark with foam dots as well. To finish it off, I added a few matte black epoxy dots to offset the sentiment.
Are you ready to check out the giveaway? Nina will be randomly choosing from the comments on the following blogs. Leave a comment on any of them before midnight on Sunday, July 12, 2015. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 13, 2015.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have fun hopping along with everyone!!