Hello friends! I hope you all are doing well. I'm enjoying Summer with my girls and we are finally getting some decent weather her in Western Washington! Summer is awesome!
So... about today's post...My Favorite Things has this great mid-month preview called the VIP New Product Tour and I'm sharing a little from this month's collection today. The Simple Pleasures VIP collection includes two of the upcoming August release Pure Innocence sets, as well as new Die-namics dies AND a free sentiment set that will never be sold again! (They are cute sentiments too!)
I thought I would try something different with the images today. Instead of coloring everything in the images I did some color pop highlights. I chose three colors to work with for this card and kept it simple. I also cut off her lower body. Yep... and it's pretty cute with little boots and everything... I just liked it a little cleaner for this card. Plus it gives the stamp a totally different look with just the face peeking through the frame.
I think I sometimes get caught up in the hair and skin when coloring people images. I loved how this card ended up having a finished feel with limited coloring and some detailed trimming. I did trim that frame out and pop it up to add dimension. Don't get me wrong, I like coloring, but I don't always feel like it... or spending the time coloring in every detail. And... well, there are times that I get an image all colored only to mess up at the last minute. *uhg* That's so frustrating. Can you tell how excited I am about this partial coloring that I've rediscovered for myself. I used to do it way back when I first started stamping. A good reminder for me to review my techniques too. :) Cute Canvas Corp. Pattern paper really complements the image too!
The inside is fun too...
I stamped the inside first then stamped the heart and adhered it. Super easy but an effective way of adding some color and dimension.
When planning out this card I honestly thought of only coloring the piggy. It just didn't fly. LOL! OK... did you just think about that saying "when pigs fly"? Yes... I am a silly girl. Anyhow, I pulled out some Copics and this Canvas corp patterned paper and found that the teal blue color went well with the pinks I used. So that's the inspiration for the shirt. I really like the MFT cardstock. (It's 100lb)
Some more simple stamping for the inside. This gives me plenty of room to write and I still get to have some cuteness in there too.
I wasn't able to work in the awesome Arrows that are included in this VIP collection. I do really love them and have other cards using my new upcoming stamp set. Arrows are awesome! No... the set is not an arrow set. *grin*
Well the sun is still out and It makes me giddy. So I'm off to enjoy some more of it! You can check out what the rest of the design team created with the Simple Pleasures VIP Collection, HERE, on the MFT Blog.
Thanks for poppying by, friends!