My hairdresser opened up her own salon with one other hairdresser this past Monday and I'm so super happy for her! It's closer to home (and to her girls) and I don't mind having to drive a bit because she is a fabulous stylist and a friend. It's a great feeling to be comfortable with the woman coloring/cutting my hair and know that she is always on top of trends and takes great care of me and the kids' hair.
I wanted to send her a little note letting her know how happy I am for her in her new endeavor but I just wasn't finding the right image...
... at least not until I remembered that my daughter and I had downloaded several, er, okay a lot, of images from Saturated Canary a few weeks ago, not just THIS one that I shared recently. What can I say? We love to color and these images are amazing to color and to practice coloring!
What I love about a lot of the Saturated Canary images is that she has an assortment of images and lots that work well for older girls, tweens and women as well as young girls/children. So many stamp images out there are of small children, which I also love by the way, but sometimes those images just don't work, kwim?
I really like how this digi stamp isn't a young girl. And the hip hair and outfit made me think of my hairdresser. And since she's the one receiving the card, I thought it was perfect!
I also chose to keep the image bigger and only use the upper part of her body for my card.
I love embellishments. Don't we all?
But the post office sure doesn't love them. Anymore, when I know I am going to be mailing a card in a standard envelope, I take it as a personal challenge to find ways to create depth, dimension and/or interest without all the stuff.
Except for the scattering of gemstones and the bit of ribbon and button this card is 2 layers: the card base (purple) + the white cardstock layer with the colored digi stamp.
p.s. Don't look at my hangnail or the paint job that needs removed. It's been a long, long week and let's leave it at that. ha.
These are the Copic Markers I used to color this Saturated Canary image:
I think that one of the best things about these digi images is:
Not all digi stamps or physical stamps for that matter, have really good eyes to color. Often, the faces are so small that that small detail is overlooked or left out because there simply isn't enough room. The eyes here really help make the face. And I like adding a bit of glitz to the eyelashes (I do love my makeup so it just seems fair that I add it to my colored images as well) with a Copic Spica glitter marker. I used black here.
And Glossy Accents make the eyes really pop. Once I'm all done coloring I add Glossy Accents to the eyes and let it sit for a couple hours until good and dry. I just love the shine it gives the eyes.
Another shot of the eyes. And the lips. The lips on this particular image were super fun to color too. And the hair.... I love feathering hair with Copics....
Okay, so I love the whole image. Enough said.
I am totally in love with all the exclusive stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp. In love.
I used Stampin' Up and Ranger Distress Markers to color in this greeting, misted it with the Ranger Mini Mister ONCE and then stamped it right next to the digi image.
I also took a stitched border stamp from a Technique Tuesday stamp set and created this fun faux double stitched border effect. I simply masked off the ends so my stamping wouldn't overlap and stamped each side. I filled in any missing "stitch" lines with the coordinating Ranger Distress Marker.
Ugh. Who forgot to crop that finger out of the shot. Again?
Oh. Yeah. That would be me. Oops.
I added this tiny bit of thin silk ribbon secured with a Stampin' Up flower button....
... and some Doodlebug gemstones to finish off my card.
I did stamp an extra greeting inside the card from the Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Sentiments Stamp Set. But I forgot to photograph it before I dropped my card in the mail.
SUPPLIES (click on images for product links):
- Doodlebug Lilac Gemstones
- Silk Ribbon from my stash
- Purple Cardstock from my stash
Wow, love your pillows. So darned cute that I wish I was still doing sewing and quilting. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Trisha is the winner of the $25 KBS spending spree!