My youngest daughter (I have two) was not feeling well yesterday, so her dad stayed home with her. And today I was home - so I'm taking the chance to blog this evening, just in case life, the universe and everything gets in my way tomorrow. Or the next day....
I finished the card using the image of the bear with the Christmas cracker I posted the other day. Wanna see?
Now I've got to work on the next card - it's using an image by Mo Manning, who is totally, awesomely talented and I love her sketches. I've coloured the image with Copics:
R-46 (Strong Red) for the hat, B00 (Frost Blue) for shading on the pom pom and the hatband, G16 (Malachite) and G19 (Bright Parrot Green) for the bow and C-3, C-5, W-4 and W-6 for the fur.
Now it's time to put him (her?) on a card. Someone posted a comment asking if I colour with papers and cardstock already chosen. I don't. I just colour the picture (the easy part) and then start going through my stash of stuff to find papers, cardstock, ribbon and other embellishments which work. This is the hard part, for me. I sometimes get so swamped with all the choices, I stall and the card doesn't get made for ages. Or sometimes it just doesn't "speak to me" and the card doesn't get made for ages. I get a great deal of pleasure out of colouring images - making the cards is usually a much more difficult process for me. Of course, there are always the cards which pop into my head fully formed - and that's when I spend hours chasing down that paper or ribbon or embellishment I am absolutely certain I have, but can't for the life of me find. Drives me out of my gourd with frustration. So the card doesn't get made for ages. Hmmmmmm... I'm sensing a pattern here.
So that's my process *grin*. Good thing I'm not in it for the money, or I'd be living in a cardboard box (a very prettily coloured and embellished cardboard box, but still....)
Until next time, happy crafting,