Hi everyone!! Jennifer Timko here with today’s post from Picket Fence Studios. I am so happy to share this beautiful new stamp image with you. I could not even wait for a few minutes to color her and I finally got some time this week. Ah, the post Christmas quiet day! What a welcome relief from some of the craziness.
I stamped Kiesha using the Picket Fence Hybrid Ink with my Misti. Then I started playing with her shading. I learned something from Lydia recently about adding a violet hue to ethnic skin colors for depth. Wow, what a difference a little makes! I listed my Copic colors below but really I just kept layering on color until I got the shading like I wanted it. She is such a beauty to color. Enough room to add dimension while still not being overwhelming.
Once I had her skin tones like I wanted, I delved into her hair. Just look at the lovely art there! The swirls and details are gorgeous!! I played with some warm gray tones and then added a bit of brown in to get a version of highlights. After I got that done, I chose her headphone and dress colors. She looks like a gal who is strong and secure with color so I added some nice rich ones to complement her. Finally, I had to find just the right sentiment. I looked through my stamps and I just KNEW this was the one! A fun play on her music being played! As a way to show Kiesha off, I chose some warm toned kraft card stock and a wood grain paper as a base. Then I added some washi tape from my stash in the pretty blue. Finally, I pulled out some sequins (Mermaid Lemonade from PFS). They are not in the store right now but I listed another set that would work great too!
I hope you like my card for today! I look forward to your thoughts and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Please be careful if you are out and about traveling. You are so important to all of us and we need you safe! See you soon…thanks for stopping in today!