cutting and pasting

I spent a lot of the Christmas break in my office and in front of the fireplace coloring images and watching movies with my family. It was a peaceful time of laughter and chatting, all while pulling myself back together after a busy, busy December.

I’ve started cutting and pasting with those images. One of my goals in the new year is to actually send more cards. My intentions are good. My follow-thru needs a little work. So here’s to making a few more cards in the new year.

Here’s one of my finished cards. Isn’t the Cat’s Pajamas stamp adorbs? The set is called Sheepish! I chuckled at this sentiment… So funny. I know some of my running girls will get a kick out of it since attire for the weather is often a morning discussion. I’ve always been told dress for the current temp + 20 degrees, and that’s never let me down…until yesterday. My New Year’s Day run was the coldest 28 degree run I’ve ever made. Still a beautiful day, I just needed an extra sweatshirt. 🙂

I colored the skin with a series of swirls. I started with E40, E41, then E42 and finally V95. Each color change meant a tad bit shorter and thinner stroke. The result is a shade of white with depth and dimension. It’s a trick I learn from the talented Kristy Dalman on this little tutorial. Love it.

The scarf was colored with B00, B32 and B34. The square panel was cut with Pierced Square and Square STAX Die-namics from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by. Back in the morning with something fun.

2 responses to “cutting and pasting

  1. Love the white dimension, thanks for the link,off to check it out.

    Super cute card, love the papers!

    Love the peek into your coloring/craft area, has a very warm & cozy vibe!

  2. I am so glad that you were able to relax and enjoy the holidays. I think I could sit all day and watch you color. Love the card and I hope you are able to enjoy your time at CHA.

  3. X0Zr9j Awesome blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

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