Retro Coloring ~ rs#28

More fun with coloring today.  When I was young I used to love coloring in my coloring books.  As I got older I thought I was not creative because I couldn't draw or paint.  Now I know better.  I just needed to find the right medium to work with and some good teachers along with lots of practice.  That is how I came up with my blog name.  To me, being creative is a blessing because for so long I didn't think I was.

I'm no expert, but I do like to share what I know with anyone who is interested.  That is why I filmed a video after making this card.  I thought it might have some tips in it that you hadn't heard before.   In the video I will show you how I used a blender pen and an aqua painter to color in my image.

I will also show you how I made the bow.

***Note, you may need to go to my blog to view the video below.***

Shout out to this week's Retro Sketches for their inspiring sketch.  I flipped it, but you can easily see how I was inspired.   I LOVE sketches!

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Stamps: Summer Afternoon  (hostess)
Paper: Festival of Prints DSP Stack, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Island Indigo
Misc. Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon


Bexx said...

This is completely beautiful! I loved colouring too as a child, my favourite were the geometric patterns.

Nathalia O'Connell said...

I love the story behind your blog's name. And expert or not, your coloring is beautiful.

Lynn McAuley said...

What fun I am having catching up on all they beautiful work I missed on your blog this week, Heather! I got a bike for my birthday this week that looks almost identical to this one in color and style!! Such a fun card!!

Sweet Fairy said...

So lovely story behind the blogs name. Designing is so tough job also, and i realize this when i worked for the Scratch Cards Printing and designing company. A lot of effort and concentration needs to design the best. Your work is so nice. I appreciate this.