Hello! Have you heard about the 30 Day Color Challenge that Kathy of The Daily Marker is hosting? She hosted one previously, this is actually the second one, and I didn't get to participate the first time and really wanted to try to this time around. Kathy is an artist extraordinaire, her coloring skills are amazing, and she makes lots of videos teaching how she works her magic with paper and color.
I have to say up front, I pretty much suck at coloring lol! I have my crafty "strengths", but coloring is not one of them. For one thing, I've had shaky hands my entire life (it's a genetic thing), so that puts me at a disadvantage right off the bat. I mean picture a drunken sailor with the DT's trying to color, and you get the picture ;) Some coloring techniques are easier for me than others and I tend to stick with those. For awhile I wouldn't even buy stamps that needed to be colored, I'd either buy solid stamps, or multi step stamps, or open images that could be paper pieced, because that I can do. Recently though (and I think this probably has to do with the watercolor revolution that's taken place in the craft industry, because it's a more forgiving medium to work with), I've been buying more open images, and I'm determined to practice and get better at coloring.
Anyway, today's technique is coloring with Copics. I played around with a Martha Stewart butterfly image for my card, and decided, based on the sentiment, to "color outside the lines" (obviously easier for me what with the shaky hands and all lol!)
Even if the butterfly itself doesn't look so good, I do like the finished card. Butterflies are a pretty forgiving thing to color, you can take a lot of artistic license with them, so I guess it's all good :)
Thanks for dropping buy, have a great day!