Recently, my friend told me her art teacher in high school forbid them from smudging colored pencils when coloring... And that apparently art professors (at least at Cal Poly) don't smudge it, either. Not even with special solutions for smudging pencil! I thought it was a little weird, because Prismacolor pencils, smudged with Turpenoid, give a nice result... So, for this card I actually challenged myself to not use Turpenoid! Here's how it came out... :)
Not bad, hm? :) I actually think that it looks a bit brighter than it would have if I did it my usual way... This is a HouseMouse stamp, and I cut it out, every little grass leaf, (took me forever, but totally worth it!) and used a tape roller to glue it on the baby blue paper. The brown paper was Cuttlebugged and then I mounted the baby blue paper onto it. The white dots are pearl-looking like beads, just glued.. :) And of course, ribbon; and some Stickles for the sentiment. :)
And this.. is the inside!
These images are also colored without Turpenoid intervention, even though I was so tempted to smudge the color on the little lion's face! :) The writing is in Russian.. It's glittery, but you cannot see that in this photo. And the dots are Stickles, just to fill up the background somehow. :)
On this close-up, you can see that both the lion and the bird are embossed. Makes them pop a bit on the flowery background. :) Finally, the edges were cut with some shaped craft scissors.
And... That is it! :) I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Products I used:
- Stamps: HouseMouse - Slow Pokes; Autumn Leaves - Mindy's Zoo
- Inks: Vintage Photo Distress; Versa color - royal blue; Memories - black
- Embossing: D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder
- Denami clear embossing powder
- Prismacolor pencils
- Stickles glitter glue: cinnamon, waterfall, golden rod, turquoise
- Fiskars scissors - ripple