The stamp I chose for today's card has some of each.
IMPRESSION-OBSESSION has really captured fall with this delightful stamp, PUMPKIN MOUSE..
I started by stamping the image and coloring it with Polychromos colored pencils. I added some grass with some flicks of my green shades. For the leaves along the top of the card, I stamped the image two more times, and colored and fussy-cut the leaves.
I added two to the top of the frame and image, and three over the leaves along the bottom of the image to give them dimension. I also stamped the butterfly portion again and added that over the image for dimension.
I used the SQUARE SHAKER FRAME DIE for the frame over the image, and attached it to the card with foam tape.
The card background was stamped with the FANCY LEAVES stamp, which I inked with Wild Honey distress ink and stamped off to get a light impression so the background would not detract from the image. I added a green cardstock panel with embossed leaves to bring more green into the card for balance.
The SENDING CHEER stamp is from the LAYERED PINECONE CLEAR STAMP SET.
Since I love to color, and find colored pencil coloring very relaxing and satisfying, I love working with images like this. But I was thinking that it would also work well for quick and easy cards. Just a splash of watercolor, or even just embossing it in a light color on dark cardstock...hmmm. Just something to think about.
How about you...do you enjoy the process of coloring? What is your favorite medium?
I am adding my card to these challenges today:
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes
Impression-Obsession - Happy haunting (It's a stretch, but I'm thinking this little mouse is dressed up as a school teacher)
Little Red Wagon - Distress (around the main card)
Simon Says Monday - Take flight (leaves, butterfly)
Sunday Stamps - Frame it
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