Hello (and Happy Labor Day to all my American friends!)! Just wanted to pop in with a quick share this evening! If you've been following for a while, you know I have a serious affinity for Darcie's stamps and shadowbox frames. You may remember a couple of cuties I posted a while back (if you'd like a refresher, you can find them here and here). Well, today, I wanted to share one that I made for my youngest niece, Leighton. Leighton is a tomboy gone girly-girl, and I knew these turtles would be right up her alley!
For this shadowbox, I used Darcie's "Talilah Turtle" set and created my flower embellishments using her "Fleurs Abondante" set.
Seriously, how cute are these turtles?? (Though I must admit they gave me a bit of grief… I am used to stamping and then coloring an image, but this particular set does not lend itself to that technique. I initially tried stamping and embossing the image and then coloring with my Copics -- ruining a couple, I fear, in the process… Then I tried stamping with Versamark ink and applying chalks (nice result, though super-tedious!)… But none of these really gave me the look I was going for. I had never tried direct-to-rubber coloring (mainly because all I had was Copics and I didn't think that was possible with them…), but decided that was just gonna have to be the technique for these images… So, I bit the bullet and bought a handful of markers designed for direct-to-rubber, and….. voila! Colorful Turtles! :)
I did come back in and color my gems and pearls with my Copics for some added bling… Gotta have that! :) And the sentiment is all mine -- not a lot of pre-made sentiments fit for turtles stacked on top of each other! :)
You'll want to check out this week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe -- gorgeous color combo and beautiful inspiration board! :)
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with a new card with lots of coloring on it that I can't wait to share with you! Until then, I hope your week starts off with a bang! :)