Happy Tuesday, stamping friends! I found a challenge at Fusion Card Challenge that I couldn’t pass up, and I thought this adorable little Pure Innocence Crafty Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things was perfect to use for the sketch part of the challenge:
Pure Innocence stamp sets are one of my biggest weaknesses. They are all so adorable and include wonderful sentiments. As a stamper, and with my passion for collecting stamps, I had to have this set. These stamps force me to work on my coloring skills, too. That’s a Plus-Plus. I used Prisma Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter to color this image.
When I *thought* I was all done, I decided to paint the tabletop with Crystal Effects and add dots of it to her eyes and barrette. The photography makes her eyes look a little scary in the picture above, but they aren’t on the actual card. I used a tiny spot of White Gel Pen on each eye for that little glimmer in her eyes and it shows a little better in the first photo.
I also fussy cut the sweet little stamper from the tabletop up to place her against a background of DSP.
Have you been to the Fusion Card Challenge blog? It’s their 2nd Anniversary and the talent this week is jaw-dropping. I drooled over the cards for quite awhile and almost reconsidered posting this card after seeing their inspiration cards. I also put my “circle” element (heart in my case) on the wrong side of the oval; I had it in my head one way and when I went to post to the challenge, I noticed it was supposed to be on the top. I don’t think the heart would have looked good on the bottom, so I’m glad I didn’t notice until it was too late. 🙂 I would have had to do a complete re-design.
I hope you have enjoyed this spur-of-the-moment post and that something has spurred you to head to your craft space!