Hello, hello! I’m so excited to be able to share some news with you today that I’ve been keeping a secret for what seems way too long! I am proud to announce that I am part of the brand spankin’ new Lil’ Inker Designs Color Team!!
Initially, this team was formed to showcase and preview the 2 Cute Ink line of stamps; however, during the process of choosing a team, a new illustrator has joined! There will be a new line of stamps the Color Team will be playing with. So exciting! You’re going to want to stay tuned because we are gearing up for a new release of three 2 Cute Ink stamps in August, as well as a few images from the new line! Now onto some crafty goodness…
Since Jen del Muro was the first to open my eyes to this darling stamp line with this card, I thought it only fitting to follow her July Sketch for You to Try.
I used the adorable Cocoa Bear for this card. I wanted to try the *fur* technique (or at least that’s what I’m calling it) to add texture to him. Since I’d never tried it before, I took a couple pics along the way. The first shows you the little guy all colored up with a swatch of the washcloth I used to add the texture. I then dampened the washcloth with colorless blender solution and laid it on top of the image.
Oh geez! Sorry, that swatch is smaller than I remember it being when I edited the photos! lol It was only to give you an idea anyway. ;o) I can tell you that I was not happy with the result. So I colored over him again with the lightest of the browns I’d used to color him to remove some of the texture. I won’t let this stop me though. I’ll just have to keep trying to find a cloth with the right tooth…or whatever you call it! Here he is in all his glory!
I had colored over the whites of his eyes, so I added them back with a white gel pen. His hat and mittens are paper pieced and lightly shaded, and there’s some white fluff on the pom of his hat and some liquid pearls on the marshmallows in his cocoa. Lucky guy! It’s kind of hard to see, but he’s matted on a couple of Spellbinders Labels 3 die cuts for a different type of mat.
Cocoa Bear is actually the second card that I created. I didn’t want to showcase a stamp that one of my teammates had already shared, so I started a new card this morning (Wednesday as I’m typing this). That just means I’ll have more Lil’ Inker goodness to share later on this month!
Ok, I’ll let you all off the hook now. If you’ve read to the bottom,
1. thank you!
2. you can see the official release of all the Lil’ Inker Designs Color Team here on the Lil’ Inker Designs blog
3. be sure to leave comments for everyone! There is a prize hidden on one of the new team members blogs!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!