I’m definitely in therapeutic colouring mode at the moment! There are so many cute images in the new Hop To It release from Simon Says Stamp :D Today’s card uses the Slumber Party set with matching Girls’ Night dies which are so absolutely adorable! I stamped the little girl in Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic coloured her in the image of my daughter – green eyes, auburn hair and she loves purple so the PJs had to be purple! It was interesting with her hair, I’m not sure on the correct way to colour auburn hair but when you look closely at my daughter’s hair it has so many colours running though it to create the overall shade. I enjoyed experimenting and started with some warm YR colours as a base and then layered deeper browns in the E55-59 range over the top. The result is quite close I think so I was happy enough. I did add some Wink of Stella over her hair, partly to replicate the way the sun catches the colours in auburn hair and well, if you are having a slumber party then a bit of sparkle never goes amiss! Pictures never capture Wink of Stella very well so I took a video on my phone and shared it on Instagram.
I also experimented with the PJs, once they were coloured and shaded purple, I added some colourless blender to a paper towel and dabbed it on the PJs. This gave a little fabric-like texture and was fun to do. I stamped, cut out and coloured the moon and star images and gave those a dose of Wink of Stella. The sentiment is stamped in Black on a Greeting Block die cut from white and then everything was mounted with foam adhesive on patterned paper cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies.
Stamps – Simon Says Stamp slumber party; Dies – Simon Says Stamp girls’ night, greeting blocks, stitched rectangles; Card – Neenah solar white 80lb, 110lb; Paper – Heidi Swapp hello today; Ink – Memento tuxedo black, Simon Says Stamp black; Zig Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; Copics colourless blender refill, 0 E50 E51 E53 E55 E57 E59 E31 E33 E37 R12 YR18 YR21 YR24 YG93 YG95 YG97 V12 V15 V17 W0 W1 W3 N1; Ranger glossy accents