Digital Coloring

Hello crafty friends! We are almost at the end of 2021 - can you believe it?? Today I have a different sort of project to show you, something that I have been wanting to try for a long time. It is also my entry for this month's Imagine That Digistamps progressive challenge.


So a good long while ago I downloaded the Sketchbook app onto my tablet and kitted myself out with a fine tip stylus. But other than some doodles, I did not get to try digital coloring. But on Christmas day, I decided to try it with this cute Gingerbread girl in a mug for this month's challenge. And a challenge it was. I first had to figure out what pressure I needed on the stylus and then I also had to figure out what "pen" to use and how to blend the colors. But here we have a result.


It still needs a lot of practice and probably some research, but for a first try and using only the trial and error method, I will take it. I still prefer my Prismacolor pencils though!!!

I printed the image out and fussy cut it. I ran a black marker along the cut edge and added it to the bottom corner of a white cardbase. I added a die cut sentiment and some gems to complete my card.

Entered into the Imagine That Digistamps December 2021 Progressive Challenge

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One day at a time

It is time for BożenA and I to show you our latest challenge. But "latest" is definitely a stretch of the imagination. It was my turn to choose a topic and I chose "Create an art journal page". But shortly after the suggestion, my world sort of started looking quite different and so I was out of inspiration. And when it returned, you are seeing a very different page to what I had in mind when I suggested the challenge.


If you follow my blog, you will know that since about mid-October, I have been dealing with the passing of family and friends. It brought home a realization that I had actually always followed, having been a nurse, that one should always live each day to the fullest and so my page contains some of the lyrics of the song "One Day at a time, Sweet Jesus".  I worked in my disc bound journal on a page cut from Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper.


I divided my page into three sections to depict the yesterday, tomorrow and today. I used soft pastels to add the color to the different sections. I wanted the yesterday section to have a golden look to it as memories are mostly golden. I then applied a fixative to prevent the pastel from rubbing off. Once that was dry, I added a stenciled pattern with colored pencil. Using a Spellbinders die, I created the layered flower and leaf cluster from different gold cardstocks.


The tomorrow section needed to be grey, to depict the fact that it is unknown and may never come for us. I again used a colored pencil to add the stenciled background. The flower cluster is made with the same die set, but a different flower and done in shades of grey cardstock.


I wanted the current day section to be bright, almost in-your-face. Again, I added stenciling with colored pencils and used a Spellbinders die to create the bird and flower. I cut the pieces out of colored cardstock, but added inking to the edges to brighten up the textures.

I created the lyrics on my computer and printed them out so that I could cut words and sections apart. I ran my black marker along the edges and then adhered them to the relevant sections on my page. I added doodling to the page with a black Sharpie and with a white Posca paint pen. I completed the page by added a few music notes that I had cut from white cardstock with a mini punch.

Remember, age is no criteria in this life. Be sure to be kind, forgive and don't put off for tomorrow what you need to accomplish today.

I am excited to see what BożenA has created for her page as art journaling is also a new art form for her. Please visit her post and leave her a comment while you are there.

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Yorkshire Terrier

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