As you all know, I'm a huge fan of CTMH stamps, but when I saw this one from Whimsy Stamps I had to get it! I stamped in with black ink and then went to painting, coloring, and inking in shades of pink. I was so pleased with myself as I was painting with various mediums when I thought, what am I going to put behind this now that I've done it in PINK?
I don't have Christmas / Winter theme paper in PINK!
Ok, crisis averted. I continued on with the painting. The pony's mane and tail were done with colored pencils, CTMH inks, and a couple of Copics. Her body was done with colored pencils and rubbing alcohol. I color and then paint alcohol over the pencil coloring. It will blend the colors slightly and dry quickly without getting the paper too wet! The pony's blanket and the girl's coat and hat were done with a pink gelato mixed with rubbing alcohol.
I outlined the fur with a silver gel pen. I put little dots over the picture with Studio G Glitter Glue. I then used some little white sequins to give it a snowier look! The green grosgrain bow was already tied in a box of bows I keep ready for just such occasions!
I am venturing into some new mediums and look forward to sharing some watercolor attempts very soon. I really enjoy mixing it up over here! I guess that is why I enjoy working with CTMH so much. They offer different mediums in addition to beautiful papers, cardstocks, and embellishments!
*Speaking of such things, the Brushed Collection (as well as the other collections featured in the current CTMH Idea Book) is only available through Sept 1, 2015. So, you still have a couple of weeks to order the retiring papers, stamps, and other goodies on the Retiring Items Page. The heart background cardstock is also on that page; it is from the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment.
My little girl and pony are trotting off to the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge: Pretty in Pink
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Christmas card for a child
Christmas Card Challenges: Picture for inspiration, but basically anything Christmas goes
Winter Wonderland: Christmas song or carol ~ Jingle Bells
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