Hello my friends,
You may have noticed that I have had less posts in January and there's a reason to it - I went back to work after 5 years home with my girls. Work has cut hours from crafting and more over I've been so exhausted after work so I have not been able to create anything really. I also wanted to let you know, that I really appreciate your sweet and kind comments very much and I try to visit back when even I can. Since the girls went to daycare also, they need my presence more in the evenings as before and by the time I get them to bed I'm asleep as well. I had to leave something undone and I cut the time from social media. Hopefully you understand. But just wanted to let you know that it has been very busy time for me and very stressful to go back to work, so your wonderful encouragement and support over here in blogland has really made me feel so much better. Thank you! You are so wonderful!!
Today I'm excited to share a card that I've made lately - YaY! I was also asked to join the fun over at Penny Black and More challenge. I entered into their challenge before Christmas and they asked me to Guest Design for February challenge. If you are fond of Penny Black products, go and check out their challenge - it is a lot of fun and they have prizes as well! :)
The theme in February is Stamps and Dies so any stamp or die from Penny Black will do. I was in a need of a new babygirl card and saw an opportunity to use this adorable set called Bundle of Joy from Penny Black. I coloured the image with copic markers and coloured pencils. The "Joy" die cut is from their Holiday die cut set called World of Wishes - I only used "Joy" and it worked well. Then I ran into a problem, I only had holiday and Christmas themed sentiments from Penny Black so I used sentiments from Altenew to finish up my card. I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as well to make this even more girly and there is a square piece of vellum behind the image as well!
And a few words of colouring this image. I created the blue background with a new technique (for me at least), I had never thought it before and was so excited about it and will try this to other images as well. Firstly I added C1 and added little shading with C3 to whole background - just nice even layer of colour. Well the colour is a relative thing and the colour changes a lot due to what is next to that colour that you are using, since cool greys are sort of blue greys the background looked blue already but it was still too "grey" for a happy card like this. Then I went over the whole background with BG000 which is very bright (and cool) but light blue and it gave the background the brighter tint of blue but leaving it to be toned down also. Love the look, hopefully this helps!
Stamps: Bundle of Joy from Penny Black and Baby Zoo from Altenew.
Dies: World of Wishes from Penny Black, Pierced Square Stax Die from MFT
Inks: Memento Desert Sand and Versafine Onyx Black
Lilac Garden Flower Mix Sequins and Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Copic markers: Leaves: YG91 - YG93 - YG95, Fur: E40 - E41 - E42 - E43 - E44, Branch and frame: E23 - E55 - E57, Pink: RV00 - RV11 - R81, Face and tones: RV91 - W1 - W3 - R00. Background: BG000 - C1 - C3
Faber-Castell Polychrome Pencils: May Green (170), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Pink Madder (129), Middle Purple Pink (125), Light Flesh (132), Ivory (103), Burnt Sienna (283), Bistro (179), Raw Umber (180), Van-Dyke Brown (176)
Derwent Colouresoft White (720)
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a amazing day!