|My Besties Digital Image-Remix 15 Besties by Sherri Baldy|
Hello Fellow Crafters,
I am so excited today to announce I have been given the fun opportunity to join the My Besties UK Design Team. A new Challenge starts today, Monday, October 20 and runs through Sunday, November 2, 2014 with the THEME: Anything Goes plus Pencil Coloring. You can enter your cards, scrapbook pages or any paper project up to 3 times but you must use a My Besties/Sherri Baldy image. Please be sure to check out the My Besties UK Challenge Rules to clarify. I cannot wait to see what you create as I come by and visit your Blogs.
I decided to create a Criss-Cross card showcasing the precious My Besties image called 'Remix 15 Besties' Created by Sherri Baldy available in the Scrapbook Stamp Society Store. There are so many My Besties I love and hard to choose at times which one I want to color and bring to life in my paper project design. I was thinking Birthday and gift so it narrowed my choice a little. This one caught my eye and these orange, purple and green color choices popped in my head as the My Besties/Remix 15 Bestie look so precious carrying her purse with a lollipop in it. And what is so awesome about this particular My Besties UK Challenge THEME: Pencil Coloring is I have been doing some research on which pencils are better for coloring digital images. I see so many talented coloring artists out there and I rarely see them share the types of pencils they use...not realizing there are soft, verithin and other choices to use to enhance and perfect your coloring. I found this Youtube Video I am glad to share with you if you are wanting to decide what to get yourself or buy to build your quality of coloring pencil supplies. So I found my choice to be the Prismacolor Verithin pencils. I am so glad I found this video and built my knowledge. You are getting to see first hand the intense colors the Verithin pencils have...the best part I can share is they are a harder thicker lead that does not break as easy and I like that you can take lesser strokes for a more intense color. Here is the Video given by Gisele Grenier - Comparing Derwent and Prismacolor pencils. I do have some Derwent that I love to use. They have a softness about there touch and the lead that wears down easily at least with my heavy hand they do. I did use some of my new Prismacolor Verithin pencils for this digital image and I love the way it came out along with some of my Derwent pencils for the hair.
As I worked on designing my Criss Cross card. I decided I was going to make 2 pieces to insert in the card a bookmark and a Birthday note.
Card Recipe:Digital Image: Remix 15 Besties
Design Paper: DCWV, Bazzill
Embellishments: Flowers/The Rubber Buggy, Ribbon/my stash
Dies: Spellbinders, Martha Stewart edge punch
Sentiments: Anna Griffin, Stampendous
I hope I tickled your creativity to come on over visit and join the My Besties Uk Challenge and check out all the awesome inspiration by the Design Team.. Remember you have until November 2nd to join the fun. As you stop by to read the rules please notice the preview list of what upcoming Challenge Themes are going to be coming on the same page. I can't wait to visit your Blogs.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
My Besties Norway - Use colors, Green, Black, Purple, Orange
Word Art Wednesday #154 - Anything Goes
Pile it On #42 - Cheerfull/Uplifting Message
Southern Girls - Getting Wordy On It
Sister Act #79 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps #76 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps #111 - Purple and Orange
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.