I took a few days’ break from colouring digi stamps to finish the Autumn Scenes course from Sandy Allnock’s Art Classes; I started it last autumn but then got sidetracked after doing the first two scenes. I have a bunch of classes in my “I paid for this, I must do it” pile — mostly cardmaking technique classes, some Copic classes, and a drawing one (I love colouring stamps and digis, but it would be nice to have the confidence to create my own images) — and my aim is to actually finish a few of them this year.
Another five days and we’re halfway through the challenge. As well as minimising the stack of digis, I decided to use this as an opportunity to stretch myself a bit. I really enjoy colouring with my Copic markers and simple colouring can be a nice relaxing way to pass the time, but I do want to keep trying different techniques and subjects as well. So, along with colouring some cute critters, I also practised blending reds and took on a digi with so much hair it took me two days to finish.
Another month, another cute image from Gerda Steiner to colour. This time it’s a panda sitting atop a pile of hearts, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
My pile of pre-printed digi stamps is slowly shrinking. I did print one new one though, but that’s for this month’s challenge from Gerda Steiner — I’ll be posting the finished card tomorrow after I’ve taken some photos…
I nearly missed it. I haven’t been checking Instagram recently — the algorithmic ordering causes me ridiculous stress (3 hours, 6 days, 3 days, 6 days, 20 minutes, 2 days etc etc, just show me the most recent ones first!) — and I’d somehow missed Kathy Racoosin’s advance announcement on her blog. Luckily I spotted someone blogging their day one colouring in time to do some of my own.
The obvious thing would have been to make a Valentine card with this bunny and its big heart, but it didn’t really feel like the sort of image I’d use for a card for my other half (see this year’s Deadpool Valentine). So I decided to leave it without a sentiment because my card stash is already way too large and I know at least one person who would appreciate a random bunny card.
And this is the last of my festive creations for this year. I hope that everyone has had a pleasant Christmas and I promise I will catch up with everyone’s blogs and comments — December has had more than its fair share of stresses this year, so I’ve been truly grateful for this few peaceful days and some time spent with friends.