It is Soft Pencil Thursday! I had so much fun coloring this weeks digi image. If you haven't tried them yet, you should! They are inexpensive, you get them delivered to your inbox quickly, and there are so many cute ones out there. Elizabeth, owner of Soft Pencil Designs, has some of the cutest digi images on the web! I have a link to her blog and store over on my sidebar. Go visit her, and have fun. She even has a free image for you to try on her blog. Ok, onward......We were asked to use our favorite Christmas colors with the image of the week, so the photo below is what I came up with.
The image is called: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". I printed it out kind of big, so I grabbed a fancy envelope that I had in my stash (I got a variety of fancy envelopes in a package at Big Lots Discount Store), and made the card larger than usual to fit in it. I had a couple of extra "Michu & his Christmas Tree" images colored, so I added that to the front of the envelope with some snail adhesive. Michu looks so cute peeking out from behind the tree. I printed the Image out onto some Watercolor Paper, and got to work with my Stampin Up Ink refills, and my blender pens. After I was done with the colored portions of the image, I used a small paint brush, a steady hand and some SU white shimmer paint on the snowy ground around the people, animals and house. Then, I thought, more sparkle. You know how I love sparkle! I used some white/iridescent chunky glitter on the snow only below the peeps and animals. The image, and its mat were cut out with some of my square Nestibilities and Cuttlebug. The sentiment was typed by me in Microsoft Word and printed out. The poinsettia and leaves are Prima, and the finishing touch of the sticky gems are from Michael's. Below is a close up of the shimmer paint and glitter for you to enjoy.
Ok, I was having so much fun water coloring, I made a book marker and thought I would add it to my post today. The image is called "Michu Flies a Kite". I used the usual supplies to color the image. I then mounted it on some Stampin Up Night of Navy card stock, and punched a border around it with an EK Success border punch. The ribbon is from my retired stash of SU ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed today's projects, and will give Soft Pencil Designs a try yourself!
Until next time............Blessings, Lisa