The first is a continuation of the friendship theme. You guys were so sweet in your comments, and the original quote about friendship and laughter that inspired me was so cool, that I had to continue, so I did, with this card.
This one was fraught with errors. I stamped the image in Close to Cocoa. I knew I wanted this verdigris look, so I thought that would be a neutral base on the kraft cardstock. But it was a tad too warm, so I ended up covering it with grey. All the color is with colored pencils. I'm a colored pencil fanatic, and the ones I've been using lately are these. They are crazy smooth. And their tag line is "For what is more important than helping people describe their world in colour?" Nothing, my Swiss friends - nothing.
For example, if you color with them on regular cardstock, you can blend them with a paper blender WITHOUT gamsol, which is what I did around the main flower for a shadow.
But it's okay to make mistakes. You can fix them. I think I did - it actually made the grey very warm and antique-y. I outlined the flower with my sakura black pen, and then got to work recoloring them, including some white, which I really like.So maybe I'll rewrite this whole tutorial and pretend I meant to do that! :)
Second, I do know what day it is...
It's Make Me Laugh Monday!! I am so excited that at least one of you that I know of has actually saved a story for today, which I can't wait to hear!I'm actually already laughing because I'm watching the Tivo'd version of SNL, and Will Farrell was the host, and I forgot how much I loved that Billy Joel song about Vietnam.
Have a great Monday!
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