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"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Flying High...

First here are the pegs before and after...  LOVING the after!

Again with the photo loading incorrectly...  Seriously people just have your monitor on a swivel so you can tilt it to see my photos the right way up.  I'll continue to work on it - I promise... Now on to the real reason for today's post.

I am not a stamper...I play at it but I smudge/have uneven inking/etc so many that it is a chore still I drool over images from Hero Arts, Unity Stamp Co, Stampabilities and many many more.  But I have put myself on a buying freeze until I get every stamp I currently own inky!  Now that I said it out loud for you all to hear will it help me do it?

I am also not a color-er (is that a word)...I try but it is not the fun, relaxing activity that so many of my talented friends claim it is. I stress over staying in the lines, picking the right colors and on and on and yet I am out of room in the small tote I have for my Prism markers and some of my Stampin' Up Watercolor Wonder crayons are showing use. I went with Prism after seeing all the pretty colors my friend Nej has and fondling them when we got together to craft - they were less expensive than the Copics and frankly less intimidating with all those numbers to figure out (wink wink).

All of this being said I am sharing a card I made last night after stamping and coloring and that, surprisingly, I LOVE. That might be due to having hubby sitting beside me and helping with the colors (so if they are *off* it's his fault) or it might be due to the fact I did 7 of them in one sitting so one was bound to be pleasing.

I have had this patterned paper from SugarTree (the J.Q. Outdoors Scrapbook Collection JQ30) so long I thought I'd never use it.  I literally bought out the store I found it in because it had a German Shorthaired Pointer on it (see the bottom left corner) and those are hard to find in scrapping stuff.  The card base and mat are random cardstock pieces from by stash.  The sentiment is from Stampabilities - love that it is masculine. The image is from SU Wildfowl set released in 2004 I believe (think I've stamped each of the 4 images once and ran from the room in terror at the thought of coloring it) and I colored it using SU Watercolor Wonder crayons and a very small tipped paint brush...  And now because I know you are dying to know the color list: eye - Rose Red, head - Glorious Green, far wing & tail - Close to Cocoa, close wing (underside is always lighter I was informed) - Creamy Caramel, back - Brocade Blue, foot - Summer Sun, beak - Yoyo Yellow, underside - Really Rust at neck blended with Bravo Burgandy as we progressed to the foot, the wind currents - Bashful Blue.  The ring on his neck was left white.

So what do you think?  Did we (hubby and I) get the colors right - no comment on the actual coloring itself needed [wink]


  1. You did a beautiful job on the card! and the coloring!

  2. Gorgeous! Wildlife ARE really difficult to color, and you did a beautiful job. I don't think you need to be afraid any more.

    Did you emboss your image? I'm lovin the black stamp pad from Brilliance lately. Most intense of all my blacks.