So Very Grateful for a Happy Day
There is something very therapeutic about ‘colouring in’, and anyone who says they don’t enjoy it is possibly fibbing! My poor children don’t get a look in when we bring the colouring books out. I’m in there, elbows out, possessively pulling all the best colours to me, and sneaking them under their arms.
If you can picture me, hunched over a book with my arm curled around it, you’re fairly accurate in your image of me….
And you know what? Adding colour to a stamped image is still relatively new to me. To be honest, as I’ve only been using rubber stamps for a year, anything other than stamp-to-ink-to-paper is pretty new! But I wanted to have a bit of a go at the whole blender pen thing with the crystal effects for pretty detail and I’m glad I did!
Using the blender pens is so easy. You pick up a tiny bit of ink from either your ink pad or even one of our markers, and gently colour in the image. The colour fades as you use it, so it’s brilliant for the soft colouring I wanted. And to clean? You just scribble off onto a piece of scrap paper and move onto the next colour! Love.It!
The flowers from the beautiful So Very Grateful stamp set are coloured using Soft Sky as the outer edge and then Marina Mist on the inside, covered with a drizzle of Crystal Effects and the leaves are coloured in Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi.
It was a full on Subtles thing really!
The card base is Marina Mist, so I decided to stamp the sentiment from Happy Day straight onto the card front in the same colour. I did use my Stamp a Ma Jig for perfect placement (I’m not that brave a stamper yet!), and I think it’s just lovely.
I’m not sure who to give it to yet, but I’m sure I’ll find someone soon!
I hope you like it too, and that you have a grown up go at colouring in too!
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