Coloring It OLD SCHOOL…

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Hello!!  Glad you are joining me today!!  I’m part of the RemARKable Blog Tour… and this is your next stop!!

This month we are featuring the stamp set.. Winter Memories.  And, I gotta say, it was one I initially ‘didn’t register’ when I ripped open my copy of the Holiday Catalog.  So.  I’m very glad for this stamp of the month opportunity cause it is helping me to experience stamps that are outside my comfort zone…

When I saw this one, I immediately had flashbacks to the movie A Christmas Story.  No idea why…  I think it is because when I see the images, it makes me wanna see them ‘in my memory’ with the fuzzy, blurred, edges…warm, brilliant colors, etc…  So, here is how I tried to make that happen on paper:

Looking at the sled and wreath, I knew… I needed to get out the color pencils.  I used the SU watercolor pencils (item #101879; 24 pencil sfor $19.95).  These are my go-to coloring pencil.  Even without using water.  I love them cause they are, how shall we say, creamy??  It’s easy to build color and add depth with the pencils.    The wreath used ALL of the greens included in the set.  I love coloring… The image is actually stamped with black ink on white paper, (which I wanted to keep the pencil colors true) but the white was way too stark.  So, I added layers of ink with the sponge daubers (crumb cake and soft suede).

I did the same sponging treatment on the sentiment.  And, of course, I had to work in my favorite Brushed Bronze Buttons…  and the core’dinations paper (see previous post about my love affair with these items).  And, the tulle…  Boy, SU got this Holiday Catalog right…  Anyway… I’m sure you’re excited to see where you go next…  thanks for stopping by!!  (click on the button to take you to your next stop.)

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4 responses »

  1. Gorgeous – love this – especially the buttons…and the tulle…and the Core’dinations!!! The colored pencils work beautifully and are a lot easier to control than watercolor. You are so brilliant.

    Come over later today and we can go sledding together, ok?

    (HAHAHAHAHA. For all you comment readers, Crystal is my upline and we live on Maui.)

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