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I thought I'd do a little more "Christmas in July." When I was looking at some of the seasonal Peachy Keen stamps, this little fellow just stole my heart. He is the Snickerdoodle Happy Elf (PK-319) and I love everything about him - snickerdoodles are even one of my favorite cookies! I don't have a lot of experience coloring stamped images but I find that the Peachy Keen images are great to work with. There is just enough detail to make it fun but not so much that you have to make lots of decisions about shadows and layers. I use ProMarkers to do my coloring.
I colored this little elf several times, trying slightly different variations. I used Stickles on the trim of has jacket to add some sparkle. For the image on the left, I used Versamark ink and black glitter embossing powder and heat embossed the image. This makes it a bit easier to stay in the lines (but I am far from perfect in my coloring!). I like both variations and I thought I'd try making a couple of cards to show how the image works for a circle or an oval.
...and this card....
on the Peachy Keen blog HERE.
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I have really enjoyed this week and I hope you have too. I'm sure there will be lots more "peachiness" on my blog as I continue to find ways to use these great stamps!
Have a great weekend and Happy Fourth of July!