Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was a fun one. I spent a lot of time on Saturday visiting with some friends I don't see often enough, plus there was a bit of play time in my craft room. Also, I'm very excited to say that I got tickets to go see Wicked when it plays here in November! I read the book a long time ago and I hear great things about the musical, so I'm super excited about that!
Another thing I'm super excited about are the new releases at Squigglefly over the weekend! When I first saw Marla Shega's art work I just loved everything. I was a little intimidated at coloring them though, because they are beautiful left alone and I thought they would be hard to color. I was wrong though; they really are very easy to color!
The stippling she does in her artwork makes it easy to see which areas should be shaded more, and you can even leave some parts uncolored and it looks great! The image I loved the most and couldn't wait to color is the Simple Pleasures Bird Bath.
I love that it has a gorgeous image that will fill the whole front of a card, but also already has the sentiment built right in!
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I colored this with Copic markers and since the image has little dots around the background I decided to try my hand at the dotty backgrounds so many people are doing with their pale Copic colors.
Once I was finished I thought it needed something, but I didn't want to detract too much from the image, so I stuck a tiny paint brush tip in some Iridescent medium and dotted it around with the dotty background I made. It adds just a little shimmer to it. You can see it a little in this photo here
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I have colored several of her images and am excited to show them all to you, but if I did that I wouldn't have anything to show you throughout the week!
Before I forget, I've had a few people ask me about the snowflakes I crochet. I don't keep track of which snowflake came from which pattern, but there are a ton of snowflake patterns HERE which is where most of mine have come from.
I realize that I have now surpassed my 300 followers mark, and I have not forgotten about the blog candy! In fact, I have been adding to it! As soon as I can get it all assembled and take a photo I'll be posting it!
Have a fantastic start to your week, and thanks for looking!