Thursday, April 28, 2016

Art Impressions "Girlfriends"

I recently got two different Art Impressions "Girlfriend" stamps and have a couple of friends turning 60 and 61 in the near future.  So I got stamping and colouring.

My first one I stamped and coloured with Copics.  I used sentiments from StampNation's Young at Heart collection.  This was for Alice who turned 60 on the 26th.  I'm entering this into the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Next one is a little tag I made with some watercolour paper to try out a colouring technique I saw on You Tube (here)  The idea is to leave some white areas near the top of the head and around the shoulders etc.


Need a bit more practice with the watercolour pens.

Next I tried the same stamp and technique with Copic markers

I messed up the colouring on the first girl, so added a heavy layer of Kindyglitz and salvaged it.  In fact, quite like how it turned out in the end.  Again I used sentiment from the StampNation collection.

I have a few more birthday's for friends coming up, so will be doing a few more of these.

I've been getting lots of updates and pictures of Archer... They are now settling into being home and I'm counting down the days till I can get to cuddle him.

4 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

those are so cute Dawn - have always loved those crazy ladies even tho i don't have those stamps - i might need to get the wine one

Maxine D said...

What fabulous cards Dawn, and I love your colouring technique - it really 'fits' the images.
Enjoy your cuddle when you get to Archer :-) Grandchildren are the best!
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Oh I absolutely adore that first card, Dawn! Wonderfully colored & that sentiment is just fabulous! I know your friends are loving these! Have a great trip & wonderful time being Grandma Dawn to little Archer!

Monika Reeck said...

oh lovely coloring all that ladies images Dawn
love all the sentiment made me laugh with 59 hihi and the first card cool the ladies go shopping together
love the image
do you mind send me the image Dawn
only if you dont mind...
hugs
Monika