Happy Birthday! Well, it's my birthday anyway and so I wanted to wish anyone else out there with a July Birthday a Happy Birthday. In order to wish, one must make a wish and this cute little stamp from Bells and Whistles is called Wish and she is wishing you a Happy Birthday as well.
It's my day to share a some Inspiration for you from Loves RubberStamps. Now if you haven't been there, I suggest you go check out her fabulous selection of stamps. I just put in another order today! lol. Hey, it's my Birthday and I'll gifty myself if I want to, lol. Recently I just realized, (okay sometimes I am a little slow), that if I click on the Manufacturer and then see only a few stamps, I have to actually click on those to see the full line! So keep clicking, there's more. lol.
I've had this little stamp for a while now and when I bought her, I was "saving" her for when I was "good enough" to color her up. Because in my minds eye, I saw her colored up a certain way and I could not achieve that at the time. I am here to tell you all, DO NOT do that! lol. I now wish I would have just colored them as I bought them and then colored them again. The truth of the matter is that someone else has colored her better than I did, they used better technique, shading, lighting... blah, blah, blah... Do not let inexperience stop you. For it was only when I learned to surrender to my imperfections that I realized I was getting better because I was coloring. So buy them and color them and appreciate what you have done and think about what you would do different next time. And yes, I am still not good enough and I'm still working it out but the difference is that I am having a lot more fun now and actually making cards.
I drew inspiration from this weeks Loves RubberStamps Challenge photo. I used a lot of colors, but tried to stick with the main colors. There is still time to play, so make a card using the inspiration photo and upload, the prize is awesome!
I just love this little image and her cute bare feet in the grass. I airbrushed the sky and the grass with my copics. I used a PTI pink, SU black card stock and paper from both Crate Paper Little BoPeep and SU's dsp Newsprint. Copics used: E00, E21, E93, E000, E0000, E29, E27, E25, E23, BG 13, BG11, BG10, R83, R85, R81, E31, E33, E37, G24, G21, G28, G20, Y00, N6, N5, N4, N3, N1, N0.
I'm also using this weeks sketch from My Favorite Things.
Thanks for Looking and your kind Comments.