Yesterday I spent most of the morning trying to edit a video on Kumihimo for YouTube. Editing and I don't really gel. It's very frustrating to think that you have it finally only to realize that it didn't save right and it's back to the drawing board. Oh well - I will persevere.
I spent yesterday afternoon playing around with my bigshot and cuddlebug die cutting machines. For the amount of time I spent you would think I would have more to show for it but oh well - not on any schedule but my own. (Thank goodness!) The later part of the afternoon I spent stamping out some images to color and try to make something with.
Today, after spending most of the day on bird feeders and groceries and cleaning; I've finally started a card. I'm not really a card maker but I think it may be okay. I'm including a photo of the image I colored this morning and then a photo of the start of the card. The card isn't put together - I've only added the polk-a-dot paper to the card base and attached the image to the die cut frame. I'm still working on what I want it to be. The image to me looks very wistful or thoughtful. It's one of the Santoro Stamps that I posted about a few days ago. I really love these images.
The image, below, is colored in Prisma colored pencils. I use many colors and to be honest I don't know which colors are where. I can tell you that I color a light base color and then go over that with another color. The shadows are shaded in both of those colors but I've also added gold. (The first photo is a shot of the pencils sitting on my table. These are the pencils that I've used for this image - and it's little "added bits".)
|Prisma pencils, tortillion, sandpaper sponge and the box from my new Col-Erase Prisma pencils. (The ones with erasers.)|
|Colored image - not quite finished|
|Bits that came in the set - and a sentiment and inside card idea that I may use.|
|Image attached to die cut frame sitting on the card and matt.|
I kind of like how this is going and hopefully it finishes well - I feel like I must be one of the slowest crafters in the universe - I still have to embellish the image some and figure out how to do the sentiments and put it all together - like I said - I'm lucky I'm only on my own schedule.
Back to trying to edit out the Kumihimo video - more when I get something finished! Take care and stay warm. K