I'm back - just about!!! The plane had a fault so we had to wait for another one to arrive, consequently my late arrival home ended up being extremely late. I've only managed a few hours sleep and am somewhat zombiefied this morning. I'm usually sad to get home but after such a manic holiday I'm looking forward to a rest, but missing my friends and family so much!!
Right onto this week challenge at Simon Says Stamp - we have a fabulous sketch for you by the lovely Domi and the DT are featuring Penny Black. Penny Black very kindly sent the DT some images to use for this challenge so a huge thank you to Penny Black for being so kind and generous ! The Simon Says Stamp Store sells a fantastic range of Penny Black stamps - check them out ! We would love to see you use Penny Black stamps if you have any, but if not, we would still love you to join us !
Do you all remember the Winnie the Pooh books that had the beautiful water coloured pictures in them - this is what I as trying to achieve when colouring this adorable Penny black image. I used the watercolour technique with my Copic Markers to lay down the base colour before continuing with normal copic use. I masked my bear so I could stamp the tree behind him - I've never done a tutorial on masking and combining images - if anyone would like one please just let me know and I will do one with pleasure.
The papers are Basic Grey's Origins and in reflection I wish I'd used a book page behind the image where I've used the paler green paper. The sentiment is also from the Penny black sheet. I resisted the temptation to add lots of embellishments - I wanted the image to be primary focal point and the eye not be distracted by too much else so I simply added a couple of butterflies, in keeping with the image, cut with Martha Stewart Monarch and Royal butterfly punches to which I added some Hero Art pearls
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