Today is Kathy Racoosin's birthday and in honor of her, I decided to do a little coloring. In case you haven't run across her in the blogosphere yet, check out her wonderful blog The Daily Marker! She sponsors the 30 Day Coloring Challenge and it's super fun to play along. There's a new one coming up for the month of October, so get your markers ready!
I just recently ordered my first stamp set from Clearly Besotted and I am completely in love! The stamps are high quality and I get a great impression every time. Plus, I just love little critters! Who can resist these little cuties from the Arctic Animals set!? I stamped the penguin first and then masked him off before stamping the walrus and seal. I know, the walrus is a little off, but I didn't want to lose his tail completely! I then simply colored the images with my Copics and stamped my sentiment. I guess I'm just not feeling the sequins recently because I placed some on the card and then decided it looked like I was trying too hard. I simply matted the panel with black and added a little clear Wink of Stella to the noses and the penguin's beak. It doesn't show in the picture, but it adds just a slight glimmer when it's in the light. I can definitely see more cards with these little guys in the future!
While I'm at it, I decided to enter these into the Simon Monday and Wednesday challenges. Why not, right? The Monday Challenge is to use a stamp and the Wednesday Challenge is no designer paper!
Stamps: Arctic Animals (Clearly Besotted)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (R02, W1, W5, W7, W9, C1, C3, YR02, YR04, E31, E34, E35)
Other: Clear Wink of Stella