Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration! Today we're playing with the adorable printable stamp set, Animal Friends.
I decided to color up this cutie pie for today and I love her! I just printed out a whole page that has two of the animals and in two different sizes and then the circle sentiments with one in the center of that too. This page had the Pig and the Lamb and Mitra requested I use the sweet little Lamb because she couldn't decide either and used a different one... so happy to not have to make a decision during tax season, I obliged and I'm so happy I did! Thanks Mitra!
I colored her with my Copics.. W1, W3, W5 and W7. I used a couple techniques I learned from the most awesome Jennifer Dove. For her face and ears, I colored her up and then used a piece of terry cloth and some blending solution. I wet the terry cloth, fluffed it up and then pressed it onto the inked area for 3 seconds and moved around the area like that. You don't want to over saturate and if you feel you need to re-do any area, you just wait 'til it dries (it doesn't take long) and do it again.
Then for her fluffy parts, I used dots... starting with the dark where I imagine the sun don't shine and starting out with the dots larger and closer together and then smaller and further apart as I move out... then with the next lightest doing the same and so on... I'm pretty happy with how she came out! And I've learned contrast is good. I used to be an over blender and I'm slowly learning that it's pretty cool looking to have a bit more contrast as long as you don't have lines... so dots and flicks are my buddies! Thanks Jennifer.
I'm playing along with the Outlawz Twisted Thursday with a twist of Fur with this one! You should check this Ning site out! What a fun and great group of ladies!
Then I used the sentiment circle with the lamb in the middle for my sentiment, but since I didn't need another lamb, I added the yellow heart paper to the center. I placed my sweetie amongst a little scene of grass, fencing and of course flowers.
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