Maybe I created my own sunshine.
My laundry room is getting a new vinyl tile floor installed right now, so I slipped away to my office to play with this sassy high-heeled gal from the Look for Rainbows set from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. I stamped her on Hammermill 80# color cover paper using Mememto Summer Sky. I use that pale ink often when I color with Copics.
I did a quick color with just a few Copic markers first laying down my shadow areas with a C1 marker, then adding color over the top. I didn't do much shading and blending because I wanted to try layering my Polychromos pencils over the top. I'm still learning and experimenting with these, but I really like them! A base color with Copic, then details with these creamy pencils? It goes fast! And the detail is so easy to add. Even her eyelashes were easy!
Once I had her colored, I fussy cut. I kind of like to fussy cut. Even though I have a Scan N Cut, sometimes I prefer hand cutting. I like the option of changing the outlines as I go. Sometimes I decide to make the hair shorter, the pants more tapered... It just gives me more options. And I just like handling paper, I guess. I use a #15 PenBlade and my Olfa self-healing cutting mat for most hand cutting.
I wanted my image in a spotlight of some sort, so I decided to use my Clarity Stencil Brushes to create one. I made my own stencil, by using a scrap of glossy paper and cutting a large circle with a Spellbinders circle die. I then brushed in color, using Smoky Quartz dye ink so my image would pop.
I added my sentiment with Raven Fine Detail Ink and glued my image on. Done. 40 minutes well spent. Crafting makes me happy.
Thanks for stopping in! Have a fabulous St. Patrick's Day!