Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Yeti - I Believe In You



Recently, I got a big set of Prismacolor pencils. I've had a small set for a few weeks now, and really enjoyed coloring with them. So, after seeing that the big set was on sale, I jumped at the opportunity and got it. And, of course, I had to immediately break it in by coloring something fun.

I chose to color Some Odd Girl's Yeti stamp. This stamp features an adorable yeti and several sentiments. I figured fur texture should prove to be a great challenge for my pencils, and I have to say that I'm extremely pleased with the results. The coloring was fantastic -- just as enjoyable as working with Copics, and now I have another great coloring medium I can use for stamps (yay!).

After coloring in the stamp, I carefully fussy-cut around him, leaving a small white border and got to work on the rest of the card. I found a couple of wonderful scraps from Fancy Pants Blissful Blizzard, which I used for last year's Christmas cards. I cut the tree paper into a rectangle measuring 4 by 5 1/4". I then cut out some hills from the blue paisley paper - just free-hand cutting with a pair of scissors.

I wanted the paper to stand out a little better, so I went around the edges with a mini foam tool and some distress ink.

I created a standard A2 card base out of some speckled cardstock (4 1/4 by 5 1/2"). I adhered the tree paper and one of the hills straight to the base with my standard adhesive. I layered the second hill with some foam squares. The yeti stood out too much, so I quickly went around some of the edges with the blending tool and distress ink. I adhered the yeti with a combination of dot adhesive and foam squares.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in black onto some white cardstock. I cut it down to size, leaving one end angled. I adhered it straight to the top paisley panel.

Lastly, I added a few enamel dots.

Supplies:
Some Odd Girl Yeti stamp set
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice
Fancy Pants Blissfull Blizzard 6x6
Avery Elle Heavyweight Cardstock in Speckled
Tombow Mono Dot Adhesive Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Prismacolor Pencils (72ct)
Ranger Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Tea Dye
My Mind's Eye Essentials Enamel Dots in Black & Grey

6 comments:

  1. Wow! Awesome card!! Love your pencil coloring!!
    Thanks for joining our Some Odd Girl November Linky Party!

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    1. Thank you, lenny! I'm so glad you like it. :)

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  2. Absolutely marvelous! Thanks for joining our Linky Party at Some Odd Girl! You have me wanting to get my colored pencils out!

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! I hope you do take out the colored pencils. I'd love to see your coloring! :D

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  3. OOooh the yeti is AMAZING! I LOVE how you coloured him - you are a master of all colouring mediums, I think! I also love the entire colour scheme of the card - it's perfect!!

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    1. It's a good thing I enjoy coloring! I think some of them still have a bit of a learning curve. I'd like to master watercolor a bit better, for instance, but I really do enjoy color overall. :)

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