Thursday, 19 January 2017

Is it nearly Christmas?

We're asking "What's New" at In The Pink this fortnight and I've used it as an excuse to make a start on my 2017 Christmas cards (on the basis it was one of my New Year Resolutions to make 2 Xmas cards each month and I've made zip to date!).

I've used my own teapot template (see freebie on my Freebies page) and my new Pingu stamp which was a Christmas pressie from the lovely Squirrel.

I've also started outlining my images BEFORE I start painting them because I have found I smudge the colours less.  When I paint my image I am usually impatient and outline it as soon as I finish it. The colours then tend to bleed into the halo around the outside. Therefore I've decided to (try to) plan ahead and stamp and outline the night before I want to colour an image, and then by the time I get to it the next day, it's dry and less likely to bleed.  This is my image before I started colouring properly, outlined in Weathered Wood reinker.  If you look in the above coloured image, you can hardly see it, although it looks quite dark before any other colours are applied.

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Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh what a gorgeous image! Lucky girlie. That's so sweet of Squirrel. Love the way you've coloured it up and your clever tip on outlining the night before! Love the finished design, awesome teapot template. Just gorgeous Annette. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

suzanne2 said...

Hi Net, it's great to see you here at creative inspirations with one of your beautiful teapots, you know I'm a huge fan. This one is adorable so thank you for sharing it with us.
Suzanne xx

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cute!! The penguin is absolutely adorable and your colouring is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!!

Squirrel x said...

Oh I have never seen a penguin so delicious! So gorgeous hun, what a fantastic creation. Inspired to do the halo first, but then you are such a clever little bean. Hugs xx

Christine L said...

Pure gorgeousness.... one of my very favourite Stamping Bella images - and your teapot shows it off so well!!

Christine x

CraftyNatalie said...

Very pretty design, cute image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight. Good luck, CraftyNatalie. -DT

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