I fell in love with this super cute Stamping Bella “Maisy an Madeline Have Some Tea” stamp the minute I laid eyes on it, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to color it up. So I wanted to give it a special coloring treatment and send it to a best girlfriend with whom I used to love getting coffee (sadly we don’t live in the same city anymore so we do virtual coffee time together by video call about once every couple of months).
I first stamped out the image with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and colored it up with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:
Background: Light Blue (036) and my waterbrush was fortuitously still dirty with yellow ink from a prior project so there is a beautiful blue-to-yellow ombre glow around the image too.
Table: Oatmeal (064), Beige (072), and Dark Oatmeal (066)
Mice: Pale Pink (028) (inside ears), Oatmeal (064), Beige (072), and Dark Oatmeal (066)
Leaves: Lemon Yellow, Light Green (041), Green (040)
Yellow flower centers and yellow of teacup and saucer: Lemon Yellow (051), Yellow (050) and Bright Yellow (052)
Red flower petals and teacup polka dots and saucer: Bright Yellow (052) and Geranium Red (029)
Then for more detailed nooks and cranny and highlights coloring I used the Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils over top:
Background: Canary Yellow (916), Electric Blue (1040), and China Blue (1100)
Table: 90% Cool Grey (1067)
Mice: Blush Pink (928) and White (938)
Leaves: Canary Yellow (916)
Yellow of teacup and saucer: Canary Yellow (916), Yellowed Orange (1002), Tuscan Red (937) (shadowed areas), and White (938) (highlight areas)
Flower petals and red of saucer: Crimson Lake (925) and Tuscan Red (937)
I had so much fun experimenting with this coloring, and I didn’t want to distract too much from the final image, so I kept the rest of the card simple. I die cut the image using the fourth largest Diemond Dies Cross Stitched Circles Die Set (NOTE: My readers can get 10% off and FREE worldwide shipping on all orders of $35 or more at Diemond Dies by using the coupon code: thankskristina).
For the layer underneath, I cut a rectangle of white card stock and ran it through my Big Shot with the heart embossing folder from the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Dotted Set. I also rounded the upper left and lower right corners with a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper for a little added interest. For a tiny bit of dimension, I added a sheet of fun foam under this layer before adhering it to my standard A2 size card base.
For the sentiment, I decided to use the Neat & Tangled Celebrate Word Die, which I cut out of card stock 3 times and stacked together for a little thickness and stability. I colored it ombre similar to the colors I used in the image background and then glued it overlapping the lower part of the lower part of the image. To continue with the sentiment idea, I stamped out the sentiment from the stamp set that reads, “enjoy the little things” on the pale blue-green inside liner sheet. I also re-stamped just the two mice peeking over the teacup on the lower right of the liner sheet to add their sweet little visages again.
The following is a coloring process video:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
CAS-ual More Coffee Please Challenge – WINNER
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Cute Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Girly Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Sentiment Challenge
Addicted to CAS #128 Ombre Challenge
MFT Color Challenge #85