Went a little star crazy
trying to use up some star eyelets and I do believe I over did it. I decided to use an old House Mouse Patriotic Wrap stamp from Stampabilities and almost didn’t finish it. But I did…
Since I haven’t done much coloring with my copics, I really had some major issues with coloring and bleeding of the red ink. Oh and I didn’t even try to color around the stars, as you can see in the picture below.
However instead of throwing it away, I grabbed my Copic Opaque White and a small brush to fix where I went outside the lines. I snapped a picture while the Opaque White was still wet which worked great to show you. Once it dried, you can not see the errors at all.
I also used the Opaque White to add some highlights to the red of the flag. The mice were first colored with copics, but then I took colored pencils to add some highlight to the fur. I really need to practice coloring fur. For the stars I used a yellow Soufflé pen which didn’t turn out as well as I had expected it would. But it is what it is.
The “Happy 4th of July” was generated on my PC then printed out onto Tag Board. Oh I should also mention that I used Tag Board as my card base. The papers are from The Paper Studio (aka Hobby Lobby) which I love but can not find them online so can’t provide a link.
Anyhoo, considering all the bleed areas and really not liking my coloring, this image/card turned out ok. With the 4th only days away, there are lots of challenges this card will be entered into:
First of…..drum roll please…. I followed a sketch (woohoo, it really is getting easier):
This sketch is from Fetch A Sketch and worked great with the papers.
I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:
- MarkerPOP #1: Fur/Hair Coloring (this was the iCopic blog)
- Incy Wincy Designs: Use Only Colors or Items from your Country
- Love to Create #22: Stars and Stripes
- Made Especially for You: 4th of July or Independence Day card
- Order of the Opus Gluei #134: America, America
- Stamptacular Sunday #170: Red, White and Blue with a little Sparkle
Don’t forget to check the eP blog tomorrow as the winner from each blog will be announced. It’s supposed to stay in the 100’s, which means we will be staying inside as much as possible. How about you?
That’s it for me tonight. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have another 4th of July card to share tomorrow evening…. until then!
House Mouse Stamp – retired, DSP from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)