Everybody has something to learn. That is the beauty of life. We spend our entire life learning. This week I was talking with a friend about my cards and I asked her for her honest opinion of them. She indicated that they were ok but that I needed to work on my colouring. I admit, I tend NOT to spend hours colouring an image... I just do not have the patience. However, in an effort to give my images some more depth, I approached colouring this week's images more thoughtfully.
Our challenge this week at My Heart Pieces was to use real stitching or create a faux stitching look. It's so easy now a days with stamps you can purchase to mimic the look, just take out a black pen and make those marks yourself! I chose Priyanka's 'Anhki' image for this challenge.
The first card is coloured with my Prismacolor pencil crayons. I then cut her out in order to place her in the window die from Heartfelt Creations. After cutting out the window, I kept the paper in the die and used watercolour crayons to colour in the embossed areas. After popping out the cut die, I used a black pen to 'stitch' around the coloured areas. After trimming a red piece of cardstock to the right size, I used a scalloped stitch stamp to make a border , then cut it out. I actually did not mean to make a Christmas card but as I put these elements together, it screamed 'CHRISTMAS!!!' :) So into my Christmas stash and I found the poinsettia paper flower and Merry Christmas clothing tag.
My second card is coloured with watercolour crayons and a water pen then also cut out. I used two 6x6 papers from the same Walmart pad and trimmed to fit the front of the card. The one piece was used to cut out a frame from Cherry Lynn. I glued them together then used my black pen again to 'stitch' on the frames. I adhered my coloured Anhki in the bottom right. Stampin' Up made the 'Sew Sweet' tag I stamped and coloured to match. The flowers are from my stash and matched the colours beautifully too!
So how'd I do? My images more engaging?