So what do I do when life is crazy? I color. When I color I don't have to think. I don't have to push my already full brain to come up with a unique layout. I can just sit with my container of Copic markers and a few cute images and pretty soon I am in Happy Land.
The new Our Craft Lounge stamps are PERFECT for coloring (they were designed by Marianne Walker, the Copic Queen after all). I just love how the image is really the focus of these cards, not the paper or the layers or the 'bellies.
The first... Birthday Elle, is from the Lil' Pea-Nut set. I love how the lines in the stamp define where I need to put my shading! I used 3 different greys and added pink to her ears and adorable toes. The balloons are paper pieced, covered in Glossy Accents (Ranger), and attached with foam tape. The ground and sky are shaded using the Copic Airbrush System.
The second... Happy Day is from the Pat the Dog set. While I could have made it easy on myself and colored the heart, I decided to paper piece the heart so it matched the scallop frame. - cutting paper is a relaxation too! :o)
Both cards are made with My Minds Eye paper. Totally takes the work out of creating a card when I have papers that match! Don't you agree?