Saturday, 8 August 2015

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies & Inktense Coloring

Hi guys, Julia here!

Today I get to share a stamp company that is "newish" to the Make the Day Special Stamp Store and was completely new to me, but their darling images have won me over immediately: Stamping Bella. You might know their quirky images, and I got a few of the newer stamps. They are blue rubber stamps, not red, and they are fantastic.

You might have already seen this image on Instagram, I posted it a while ago, but I didn't know if I wanted to turn into a card or not. Eventually, I used a Mama Elephant die to cut it from the watercolor card stock and glued it onto a purple card base.

The coloring was done with Inktense pencils, and I found that it takes quite a while longer to color with these than with, say, Copic markers. Why? Cause you're putting down one layer (lighter color) first, then let it dry. Then you go back with a darker shade and let that dry. And then you repeat this until you are happy with the results. In total, this image took me about two hours (easily) to color, but I found it very relaxing.

I hope you enjoyed my little behind the scene look at how I put the card together. Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think, and have a great day!


Dotty Jo x said...

This is gorgeous, Julia! Jo x

Granny Janet said...

I have just discovered these stamps too, they're excellent. Thank you for sharing how long your intense colouring takes BTW, mine does too, I just thought I was being a numpty (yes, I know, still might be...)