This is a card I made for the PaperCrafts March Gallery Contest (using buttons on your project). Liz from Cornish Heritage Farms sent me some of the CUTEST stamps from their new line - Tom Allen's Friendly Kritters.
To be honest, these detailed, intricate images use to really scare me. I still haven't tried my hand at the Thomas Kinkade line. It just looked so intimidating! But, to my amazement... I found that these images are SO easy and FUN to add color to! The shading of the stamped image honestly does all of the work for you! I used my Copics and watched the black & white image come to life. It does take extra time... but it's so therapeutic! I'm going to get some Kinkade images the next time I order. I've become a convert! :)
If you look closely, you'll see a tiny mouse sneaking around the basket. (click image to enlarge) I thought this sentiment worked perfectly with the image! LOL! This is one of a GAZILLION sentiments that comes in the soon-to-be-released set, Script Essential Expressions... part of the Mona Lisa Moments line by CHF! Seriously -- this set has a sentiment for every occasion! I LOVE it!
The theme of this card centers around fabric. (yarn in the stamped image, the zigzag stitching, the houndstooth "fabric" background, and of course the buttons!)
- Sleepy Kitten (Tom Allen's Friendly Kritters line) by Cornish Heritage Farms (CHF)
- Houndstooth background by CHF
- (sentiment) Script Essential Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments) by CHF
- White, Suede Brown Dark & Papaya Puree Dark Prismatic CS by Prism
- Georgia Pacific white CS
- Graphite Black Brilliance
- Terra Cotta Adirondack ink by Ranger
- Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger
- Copic Markers
- Foof-a-La buttons
- brown embroidery floss
* to make background:
- Stamp Houndstooth image with Terra Cotta ink onto white textured Prismatic CS.
- Sponge Brushed Corduroy ink over entire piece.
- Add additional ink to edges.
So... the moral of this post is: Try Something That Scares You! You might end up falling in love!