Wednesday, April 7, 2010
How's your week going so far? Mine started out slow. I ended up staying home from work on Monday because Syd had a cold that seemed to have worsened. She was congested and being a little whiny, which for her is usually a sign something isn't right, so instead of inflicting her gnarliness onto her teachers, I kept her home for the day. Turns out I needed a day off too. I got some much needed cleaning done and we squeezed in a much needed nap too. :) A good day for the both of us. We could have stayed home yesterday too but Syd seemed much more happier and in control of this cold then she did on Monday.
So while we were home on Monday, I stamped out a couple of Reagan Puddle Jumper images for Syd and I to color up and I ended up throwing mine on this card after Syd went to bed that night.
And this is what I came up with! Reagan is the latest girl Puddle Jumper from Claudia & Company (exclusive to Die Cuts R Us) and, I might add, the first one with curly hair! I'm always excited to see people stamps with curly hair for obvious reasons (just take a look at my mug shot!)
I decided to paper piece Reagan's outfit instead of coloring her in, just to try something a bit different. Then paired her with this week's Friday Sketchers Challenge #96 and I chose these bubble gum-pink papers (from Bo Bunny and Fancy Pants) because this week's Stamp Something challenge is an all-pink one.
I've been asked if I sponge my backgrounds, and the answer is yes...and no. I will watercolor around my images with the Cool Caribbean and fade out to nothing, then I'll sponge the panel from the outside edge inwards. That way I don't have to mask off the image and it looks like I sponged the whole panel. It's too time consuming to mask off detailed images like these!
Thank you so much for popping in today!
Stamps: Claudia & Company 'Reagan-Puddle Jumper', PaperTrey Ink 'Mixed Messages'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Bo Bunny and Fancy Pants
Access: Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels One Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals