Saturday, April 5, 2008

A little coloring today

I thought I'd use some of my new rubber stamps and color a little. This first card is made with a stamp by Stamp Oasis. Unfortunately, you can't see the Ice Stickles that I added to her dress and to the red "suns" in the background. It much more vibrant IRL. I didn't really want to use embellishments on these cards. I wanted the images to stand alone. I colored this image with COPIC sketch markers.

I am really bad at watercoloring. But, you can't get better at something without practice. So, I pulled out my Stampin Up markers and water-brush and tried my hand at it, again. I find that if I lay my color on a non-pourous surface (my acrylic block), I am able to pick up the color well and then place it on my stamped image.

This last card is simple paper-piecing. The image is by Rubbernecker stamps. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. The background is embossed using the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.


Dawn said...

Oh, Ethel, these are fantaBulous!! I love them all. Love that girl she is kickin!!! lol

Kim H. said...

Ethel honey, these are awesome! I am in love with the first one! That image is just dynamite!

Heather Grow said...

Ethel, your coloring is beautiful.

Beth Norman said...

Cute cards. Your colouring is awesome.