Friday, July 1, 2016

Make a Wish and a Squirrel!

Hello again!

Wow, I'm posting two days in a row. Go me! :) A card and another coloring page to share. 

First up, the card. I was inspired by this one made by Yuunson Hur. I really liked the rainbow ink blending and how the heat embossed candles stood out. And I braved flicking a little Martha Stewart pearl paint onto the card. I'm so nervous to do that for fear I will mess the card up. I really like the font in the word Wish. The stamp and wonky stitched die are from My Favorite Things. 

I realized after I posted yesterday, I've shown current pictures of Jessica, but not of Amy. Here she is doing 'the whip' after blowing out the candles on her cupcakes. Silly girl, but she has a bright smile on her face and I'll take that any day. 

I finished another coloring page from The Enchanted Forest! The image isn't quite as detailed as the other ones I've colored, so I was able to get it mostly done yesterday.  Maggie's Colours posted a how to video on how she colored the squirrel and I was really impressed with the soft colors and her blending skills. Even as a how to, her video goes quickly and I stopped it often. She used a different brand of pencils than I have, and they may have had a different type of lead. My blending isn't as soft as hers, but I really liked some of the color combinations. The leaves right under his cheek with the yellow, greenish color and blue really made me smile. 

Again, some of these color combinations I never would have thought of to try, so I am grateful for these videos to help me get out of my color choice box. :)

That's it from me today. I hope you have a great start to your weekend and a Happy 4th to all my American friends. :) Be safe. 



Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wowie - I'm blown away by your squirrel! He is beautiful! I am a firm believer that if you imitate long enough, you begin to see how to do it on your own. That's how I spent the first 14 years scrapbooking/card-making and now, I occasionally have an original thought! *giggle*

But seriously - excellent work!

I love the smile on Amy's face! She is such a lovely young woman! I know you are proud of her, and you should be!

The birthday card is very cool - I forget how striking it can be to have bright colors behind white embossing. Very nice!


Anita in France said...

Gorgeous rainbow blending, Jeanne ... those bright white candles pop beautifully against it ... yay for splattering!! Fabulous photo ... what a lovely smile ... and oh my, more stunning colouring ... you are so talented! Hugs, Anita :)

Pop's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous make sweetie, love the photo too, such a happy girl or young lady that should say, the squirel is gorgeous hugs Pops x

cm said...

Well, I'm so glad I dashed over (still breathless!), to see another trio of 'wonder'! Your candles card is so pretty; amazing the impact that white embossing has on a pretty background! And your gorgeous with that light-up-a-room smile she has! What a gem! As for Mr. Squirrel..isn't he incredibly handsome with his 'floral and fern' fur? Your colouring truly is amazing! I need to watch some of these videos...on my list for sure! I *may* head into school today to clean up some loose ends; on the other hand, I may just stay home and craft. Guess which choice I'm leaning towards *grin*...