Very quick post for you tonight. I wanted to share a card I made for Cards for Hospitalized kids - and another little hint for the blog candy.
Let's start with the card.
One of the things I have really come to love is coloring with pencils. For years I have been working with Copics and, don't get me wrong, I love coloring with my Copics. However, I discovered a young lady down in Oz who runs some online coloring classes. I decided to bite the bullet and take her pencil coloring class. Boy, oh! boy. Did that change my coloring technique. She tells you that she isn't an artist. She didn't train at art school. She just slogged away at coloring hundreds and hundreds of images until she got it right and found a style that she could teach. Because of her class, I have spent time coloring - and loving to color - with my pencils. It's really about understanding the medium and I cannot thank her enough. I will never be as good as she is - number 1 because I don't have the patience to color so many images. However, I hope that my coloring on this card shows you what you can do with just a little extra effort - and understanding your medium.
Those of you who follow my blog know that I don't "do" gorjuss or sweet images. However, I found a couple of stamps at Stamping Bella that I thought some child in hospital might love and I had a ball coloring this image.
I'm particularly fond of how Bonnie's Bows came out. It's really hard to get the full detail of some of the nuances (sounds like an oxymoron to me!) of the coloring - but it really is pretty in real life.
Here's Bonnie and her Bows:
When I look at it - there are things that I would do differently - but I sure had fun coloring it!
On a personal note:
Thank you to those of you who decided to play along with my fun blog candy challenge. Need a refresher? This fabulous Altenew stamp set is up for grabs. It's a $22 value - not including taxes and postage. The competition is open to anyone - it doesn't matter where you live. :-)
As a reminder - this is how you can participate to own this fabulous set:
Here's how it works.
Leave a comment on this post answering the following question.
Question: Jaydee is researching her ancestry on ancestry.co.uk. She was looking up her great-great-grandmother. How many other family trees - other than hers- does this womans name appear in?
BTW: I don't normally refer to myself in the third person, but it just seemed easier to pose the question that way :-)
The person nearest the correct number will win the blog candy. Oh, and you can enter as many guesses as you like - so long as they are on separate comments. Hint: It's more than a thousand :-) Why separate comments? because it makes it fairer when I use the automated tool to pull up a winner.
So... what's the new hint for tonight?
You have all made some good guesses. But.. how about I tell you the number is higher than 50,000!
Now... over to you - what's your next guess? :-)
I'll be back tomorrow with another card - and another hint. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight - and prayers for those in the path of Hurricane Maria.
- Image: Stamping Bella - Bonnie loves Bows. Sentiment: Your Next Stamp
- Inks: Prismacolor Pencils