Brewin’ Up

I’ve been trying to grow my skills but still remain close to my style.  I like consistency.  The skill I’ve been trying to grow recently is my coloring abilities.  I don’t have an artistic eye (I have a hard time distinguishing minute color variations), and I don’t have a still hand.  Add to that, that I’m a cheapskate and I’ve always set myself up for failure when it comes to coloring.  Lately, however, I’ve learned that having good tools can be very beneficial.  I’ve learned that for me, it’s better to have just a few of really good things than a lot of crummy things.  I have finally invested in some Copic markers and wow, they really are better!  I don’t have a still enough hand to color really detailed images (yet), so I’m trying to stick to larger/plainer images.  For today, I decided to use this sketch for Reverse Confetti.


Using my MISTI, I stamped the four coffee cups on a piece of scrap paper and then colored them.  However, as I learned, scrap paper isn’t always the best thing to grab!  This paper wasn’t too copic friendsly and I had to do a lot of touch up with my white gel pen as it bled a lot.  It, however, was good practice anyway.

I kept the card fairly simple hoping I could use it as a masculine card if I wanted.  In the artificial light as I was making the card, it looked more red.  In daylight, it looks a bit more pink.


Reverse Confetti – stamp
Lawn Fawn – paper
Simple Stories – enamel dots
Staz-On ink
Papertrey Ink – vellum


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