Good morning! The next coloring challenge from Kathy Racoosin has begun and this time my goal is not necessarily to color everyday but to make sure I actually use the images I color within the month! 😉 I have a bin filled with colored images I’ve never used…and as my skill level has improved over the last few years, I probably won’t ever get around to using some of those early colorings…*sigh*. So earlier this week I colored the gorgeous ginkgo leaves from Neat and Tangled’s Have Courage set.
And since I used two different color palettes for each one I decided to also create two different cards!
For the first card I blended a little rusty hinge, wild honey, and scattered straw distress ink onto a panel of strathmore bristol with the life changing blender brushes. I really REALLY love these brushes…they do such a fabulous job at getting soft edges!
I stamped the sentiment from Neat and Tangled’s Have Courage with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I just love that quote from C.S. Lewis’ “Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” The Chronicles of Narnia series was one of my favorites as a child so it was really fun to see it in a stamp set! I adhered the ginkgo leaves with foam mounting tape for a little extra dimension. Then I trimmed the panel down, adhered it a white card base, and finished the card with a few pale yellow sequins!
For my second card I blended a little Simon Says Stamp Leaf Green ink onto the right side of my panel concentrating the color towards the bottom right corner. I stamped the sentiment with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder! And another favorite movie…the new Cinderella! This set is full of GREAT sentiments!
I trimmed the panel down to adhered it to a white card base. Finally I adhered the ginkgo cluster and then added a few black gems for a little extra sparkle! And that’s it! Thanks so much for visiting today and have a fabulous day!