I never actually got my May release stuff in time to take part of the release day fun, that package decided to go on a holiday at the UPS facility here in Spain. It only arrived this week, if you can believe it!! The first set I wanted to use was the Nice Seeing You set, it’s so fun with the little selfies and the nod to social media, the internet and how we have been connecting this past year and a half.
With the help of my MISTI, I stamped up the image with the people with Black Hybrid ink as I wanted to do some Copic colouring. Once happy with the stamping, I left the stamp on the door of the MISTI and used the fab Stamp Scrubber to clean it. All you need is water, which is great for me because strong smells give me a headache.
I am a bit rusty with skin tones though, and that showed with this card. I will keep working on it with practice, practice, practice!
Of course I coloured the clothes in a rainbow fashion, it had to be done, lol! And I used SO MANY markers for this small image! Just check out the video on the Picket Fence Studios YouTube channel if you want to see.
Below you can see the darkest of each colour I used, then I blended with lighter shades.
With the colouring done, I trimmed it down and set aside while I worked on the other bits for the card. I had originally thought to make this a bookmark, as the cellphones in the image could be kindles, you know the e-readers? Recently I’ve been going back to actually books and I need a bookmark, but that will have to be the next one of these I colour.
I had a ready made background I decided to use for the card, it’s made with the Slim Line Plaid one stencil, some Distress Oxide inks and Life Changing Blender Brushes. This stencil is so lovely and I can see myself using it for loads of projects! To add some fun interest to it, I cut it out using the smallest of the scalloped frames in the SDCS Scallop Frame set.
For the sentiment, I decided to make one with letters cut using the Seeing Double Alpha die set. This set is genius, you basically get THREE in one! You can leave the letters intact, poke out the skinny inside or use the bold outline. So cool!
I spelled out ‘Let’s catch up’ and adhered these to the card above where the coloured image was adhered. The last thing to do was to add the whole shebang to a white card base and the card was done!
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That’s it from me for today, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you like the card!
Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica