Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Craftiness

Greetings Hambo Friends!!

Welcome to another awesome challenge week over at the Hambo Challenge Blog!  This week we are challenging you to be inspired by the amazing talent that is available over at SCS in the resources forum.  We want you to pick a technique and give it a try!  I've always scene these amazing corner bookmarks and have really wanted to try one for myself!  So here it is using the amazingly adorable Hambo Digital Stamp - Bailey Liberty.

I have colored Bailey using my Copics and I took a different approach to my coloring and shading using a fast new favorite coloring technique what I call "pixelation shading".  Instead of coloring traditionally, I used a series of dots to color the entire image.  Did it take me more time?  Yes.  Do I love how it came out?  YES!  I then trimmed the image out and added it to a crisp red Bazzill textured cardstock oval followed by a stick-back cork oval.  Both were cut using MFT's Oval STAX.  I then followed the tutorial using all Bazzill paper. 
The tutorial was superbly written and so easy to follow.  I added some Tim Holtz Washi tape along with a few sticky back metallic pearls for a bit of shine. 

I do hope you join us for this super fun challenge right here

Crafty Hugs!


Annette Allen said...

aww this is totally cuteness..I love it..

Kecia said...

You rocked this technique! Wow, Meredith...I love how it turned out. Totally fabulous, the colors are awesome.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGOSH!!!! How cute is that!!! I love it

Kris Chirhart said...

This is awesome, Meredith!! I LOOOOVE that coloring technique!! So cool!!

Ana Carolina Little said...

Meredith, this is such an awesome idea!!!. Love your colouring as well!!!

Unknown said...

omg! i love the effect of laying down color in dots! genius. that little liberty mouse is so cute! while i love coloring, i have a lot of trouble with color bleeding outside the lines. more practice is needed! :)