Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Oh Hoppy Day!


Isn't this little guy from Penny Black just adorable? Michelle from Stamper's Dream sent me this Penny Black stamp at the beginning of the month and it's called Hoppy Day. This stamp is quite large so I spent the better portion of the afternoon on Sunday colouring him up with my tombows and the occasional SU re-inker thrown into the pile just for fun ;)

I wanted to keep a white embossed edge to my image but didn't have any dies large enough to accommodate my entire image, so I took some painters tape and masked off the edges. I water coloured and sponged around the tape before removing it and then noticed that my edges were crooked but shhhhh....don't tell anyone that I told you so ;0) I did try to square it up a bit but now my image is no longer a traditional rectangle shape so don't look too closely n'kay?

Thanks for coming by today and I will have oodles of fun cards to show you next week so stay tuned!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Penny Black Hoppy Day from Stamper's Dream
Paper: Gina K, Water Colour, Espresso, Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Teal, Baja Blue, Olive
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Tombow Markers, Water Brush, Chalk Pencil, Twine, EK Success Clock Hands Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals, Painter's Tape, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder,

10 comments:

Dawn B. said...

Absolutely amazing.. This is so sweet. Great job Kim.

Michelle said...

Kim, your coloring on this precious image is just over-the-top fabulous! I love everything about this card!!!

Angi Rankin said...

Beautiful! I love it! Your little guy is so cute. Your coloring is fantastic. You should do a youtube video on your coloring techniques!!!

Chelsea said...

Very cute image. Love all the details!

Redonna said...

Wow! I just linked over from SCS because they posted this card on facebook and I was so amazed at the talent and skill of the artist! This is beautiful! I so wish I had this kind of talent!

US Sis said...

Your work is FABulous! I am new to your site- have you ever thought of doing a tutorial on watercolors?

klarcher said...

as the old folks used to say if your edges are crooked they'd "never be noticed from a galloping horse" the card is beautiful, love the water coloring

Brenda said...

Kim, WOW the image is adorable, but your water coloring technique is incredible! Thanks so much for sharing this masterpiece!

Brenda W. said...

They don't all turn out perfectly no matter how hard we try. Didn't look crooked to me!

Brenda White

Anonymous said...

Too cute. Kissable. And your cards are lovely too. Tammie camposdvj@comcast.net