Hello to you on this cold but bright and beautiful day! I am so happy to have made it to the weekend-- it was a brutal week as far as paperwork and meetings and I am proud that I successfully made it through! The kids were great-- which was a miracle considering we only got to go outside for recess one day this week. I do love my sweet little class. :)
As far as crafting, I have been wanting to try something a little new (for me, anyway!). I have long admired the look of images that were colored and blended with the alcohol markers. I typically use the ink pad and blender pen or watercolor pencils to color, but those alcohol markers give such depth of color and blend so smoothly... Truth be told, I don't really see myself as artistic and have been hesitant to try. Plus, those markers are a big investment. Well, my sister gave me a gift certificate for Christmas-- and voila! I have the beginning of a new marker collection! I hopped on over to Youtube for a few tutorials and the card below is my first attempt at coloring with the alcohol markers. I had so much fun and even surprised myself with how nice the skin, hair and accessories turned out! I mixed the coloring with a little paper piecing and am really happy with the result.
Oh, and p.s.-- totally in love with MFT's Pure Innocence stamps. They are just darling! That little PI girl is cute as a button... I couldn't resist. The heart is a fuzzy chenille embellishment I had in my stash. It works, I think!
Linking up again to the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. :)