Only a few days to go until The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge starts on July 5th — what on earth happened to June and is there any chance we might get a hint of summer in July?
Where does the month go? I nearly ran out of time to get this challenge card made, which would have been especially annoying as I’ve had the design printed out waiting to be coloured for a week or so. I thought the penguin needed some companions, so I selected a couple of other Gerda Steiner critters to help him with his loaded picnic hamper.
This was an unplanned card. When I was about half way through colouring the bear for the Father’s Day card, I realised that he was sitting in MC Escher’s deckchair and, once I had noticed that, there was no way I could use it on a card. But I didn’t want to waste the work I had done, so I trimmed the offending furniture away and came up with a way of using it for another card, which was lucky because up to that point I had no idea what I was going to do for this particular birthday card.
I didn’t have anything in my stash that was inspiring me to make a Father’s Day card for my other half’s dad so I went on the hunt for digi stamps; unfortunately my usual sources weren’t sparking my imagination. A quick search later and I came across Di’s Digi Stamps which looks like it will be a good source of images (I’ve already spotted a likely candidate for my mum’s birthday, if I can wait that long to use it). More importantly, I found a relaxed bear that would work well for Father’s Day.
For this Copic Jumpstart homework, Sandy challenged us to get our flower stamps out. Rather than trying to create loads of dimension on each petal, I chose to go with the more pastel approach, mainly because I usually go for stronger colours and contrast and I wanted to stretch myself by doing something out of my comfort zone.