So a few weeks ago I received my order of brand new Hero Arts goodies. I have been staring at them waiting for the time that I would actually have time to use them. Finally, that time came. Of all the sets I bought I could NOT wait to use the new Baby Animals set! I mean who doesn’t melt at the sight of such adorable stamps?!
Also, I could color them which makes my heart happy. AND our current challenge is coloring. What?! Two birds one stone 🙂 If that wasn’t enough the gorgeous uber talented Kathy Racoosin is doing a thirty day coloring challenge that I just couldn’t pass up. She is amazing. It’s not just her talent either. It’s her. Period. She is kind and generous. Plus that girl can color some socks off. Seriously, go visit, pick up some awesomeness and bring it back here to our color challenge 🙂
Alright, let’s get to the card shall we?
So friends of ours just had a daughter and it’s a special baby so I wanted her to have a special card. I knew I wanted the background to be watercolored but I really wanted to get some copics onto those cuties. Why does this pose a problem?
Well to watercolor you need a water resistant ink but . . .to color copics you can’t use waterproof ink. I decided to risk it. You do as you wish 😉
I couldn’t pick just one of those cutie pies to use so I decided to use them like a border. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I was very careful to add my water around my images but of course some of it bumped the edges and caused m ink to bleed. It was fine. No, really. I promise. I just used a dry towel to absorb the water with the black in it. I added distress inks to the background and then blotted my towel around for a super subtle background. Don’t want subtle? Add more layers of watercolor. I heat set my background and busted out the copics.
After the copic coloring was done I added some white pen polka dots. Polka dots equal baby in my head. I don’t know why. After the white was done I outlined all of the images using a copic multiliner. Yes it’s a little time consuming YES it’s totally worth it. I didn’t want to leave the edges around my images white so I drew in a shadow and outlined them in a light blue. I picked blue to help them stand out from the background. I faded the blue into the watercolor with my colorless blender. You’d never know the two weren’t one 🙂 Stamp your sentiment and your done. This sentiment is one of the many new stamp and cut sentiments Hero Arts released. I bought them all. When you’re in love you just go with it!!
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to bring all your coloring prowess to our current monthly challenge for a chance to win a gift card to the store!!