23 January 2015

We'll be friends...

Hi there!

What was I thinking when I bought this stamp ! Don't get me wrong... I LOVE it... BUT it is huge and requires a lot of coloring !

Coloring is not exactly my thing. You won't believe me if I tell you how many times I have stamped this image , and colored it (markers, pencils, name it), only to file it... in the bin!

With all the friend challenges going on at the moment, I could't help to take it out again, stamp it once more... (TAKE  A DEEP BREATH) ... and attempt the coloring with watercolors!

 It is far from perfect, but I do think I can show it to you today...



The much talked about stamp is from ART IMPRESSIONS : party girls.

Because the image is so large, I kept the design simple, only adding the sentiment, stamped on vellum, and mounted on black card stock.

I am linking this to :

Casology  ~ FRIENDS

Uniko studio  ~ LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Well... that's it for now!

Enjoy the day!





24 comments:

Gerrina said...

Dat is een van de redenen waarom ik graag met watercolor werk; het hoeft niet precies en je kunt er altijd nog een keer overheen gaan om een diepere kleur te krijgen...
Ik vind 'm mooi gekleurd en ja, het is een perfecte stempel voor die uitdaging! Hoop dat je een gezellig weekend hebt gepland, Gerrina

Jenny said...

I love these stamps too and nothing wrong with your shading at all!! Fab CAS design and great fun too :0)
Jenny x

Lynn said...

Your patience persisted and this is such an adorable card Hannalie! I don't color at all so I can see why you'd be intimidated. Love the vellum sentiment.

Gillian R said...

A super fun card Hannelie and perfectly coloured. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology and at Uniko Studio

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Well I for one am glad you didn't chuck this in the bin Hannelie. It's great and you've still time to link up at Less is More too. I'm not great at colouring but you've done fantastic.
Thanks for sharing at Uniko
Sarah x

Beverley said...

I'm shocked to read that 'YOU' chuck stuff in the bin, your cards are awesome & this is just the case with this one. I love the watercolours and a good choice for quick colouring! Thanks SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge :) Hugs Bev x

Petra Swart said...

O, vrou, wat 'n vrolike kaartjie met daai uitbundige partytjiehouery - ek kon nie help om breed te glimlag nie!!! (ek hou van daai vrouens se haardosse en die groot oorbelle wat so swaai!!!) Anders as jy is ek mal oor inkleur, maar ek het nie van die fancy markers waarmee almal so inkleur nie en my waterverf vermoeens is geweldig beperk!!! Jy het 'n uitstekende job gedoen met daai verf!!! Jy het jou kaartjie pragtig CAS gehou en die sentiment is perfek so op die vellum - kon nie help om daarvoor ook te glimlag nie!!! (Ek dink my kersies is op hierdie stadium te veel vir die koek en sal definitief te duur wees!!!)
Hou weereens van jou ronde hoekies en die swart raam!! Baie cute, vrou, ek hou daarvan, dit sal enige iemand se dag opvrolik!!!
Groete en geniet die middag!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Worth the colouring Hannelie! Lovely card and love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

Dotty Jo x said...

Seems to me you have a great colouring style! Lovely, cheery card, Jo x

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, Hannelie - it is comforting to know that even someone with your immense talent struggles with their project from time to time. I just made an entire card that I decided was horrid, so I tossed it in the bin. And that's certainly not the first time that has happened. LOL I think your water coloring is wonderful!

Kara Lynne said...

Love your CAS design and there's so much happening with that stamp that I think the water coloring has a great feel to it!

Shelly said...

Such a fun card, Hannelie! And you totally sound like me! lol I don't do much coloring either, so I can understand how many times you probably tried. ;) Your watercoloring looks great!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Perfectly coloured (but I know how you feel, despite the fact that I own way too many copic markers! lol!) So glad you joined us at CASology this week - love this humorous image!

Deepti said...

Well!! the water coloring u did is incredible :) awesome card !

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Love your watercolouring, Hannelie! For me it looks perfect and so adorable!

Bobby said...

As much as I love those ladies, the thought of coloring them make me say "no thanks". You've done a terrific job, even if you had to "practice" first. ;-)

wienerhoneymooners said...

SO much FUN Hannelie!!! I envision this is the CASology group, LOL!!!! Kidding, and I ...well I am the blonde, HA haa ... anyways I love this FUN festive so Cheerful card!! Thanks for being such a sharing friend to CASology!!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Oh, Hannelie, I hear you :) Love these Art Impression stamps, but I'm not much of a coloring cardmaker either, but you did a great job. Love the vellum stamped sentiment!

Michelle said...

I love your colouring! I am intimidated by stamps like this, too! So much better when I don't have to colour, lol!

Anita in France said...

So fun, wonderful colouring and such a fabulous sentiment, Hannelie! Anita :)

Geri said...

Practice makes perfect...and you definitely achieved perfect here! Your coloring rocks...and so does the velum sentiment banner! I'd be leaving these pencils close by for future use because this really is great!

Kim Heggins said...

I love this card...so much fun!

Judy1223 said...

Well, it does look like a lot of coloring (or water coloring), but it was well worth the effort because this card is funny, sweet, and FUN! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Karren said...

Well I think you nailed it - especially with watercolors which I find to be the most unpredictable medium around :) I love this card!