Friday, February 12, 2016

Turtle Love

It has been great fun to try out techniques that Kathy shows in her videos for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I took the idea of a "blushing animal" and creating shadows and created the above card. I'd like to say my thought process was a bit more complicated than that, but it really isn't! I think of relationships and love when someone, or something, blushes, so I knew I needed two images. And I wanted the someone/something to be fairly simple, as I haven't ever tried coloring shadows.

I stamped one cute turtle from Paper Smooches onto a white cardstock panel, then used that technique (what's it called, mirror imaging??) to stamp the other and colored them with PrismaColors. I then shaded the areas underneath them, stamped the heart and a mix of sentiments for a wedding card. This is all completely, truly, 100% one layer too!

I am participating in the Paper Smooches February Challenge: Fun & Cute Challenge and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: One Layer.

Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Turtle from Paper Smooches Party Posse Stamp Set
Sentiment mix from Paper Smooches Word Up Stamp Set
Hearts from Paper Smooches Falling for You and Happy Bugs Stamp Set
PrismaColor Colored Pencils
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Fresh Ink in Red Current


  1. Really sweet design Karen, those turtles are so cute!

  2. They are darling! Love the bit of blushing- haven't done that mirroring thing in ages- great reminder! Your coloring is wonderful!

  3. Oh those turtles are just the CUTEST!!!

  4. Absolutely precious, Karen! Love those darling turtles, and you've done such a fantastic job with that mirroring technique. It always smudges for me ;).

  5. Very sweet card and love the mirror stamping.

  6. eeeeep i love how you colored these guys!! so sweet :) I am a bit late in my commenting, but thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

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