Art Impressions Spring Chicken Cards

Hey, hi! I’m popping in today for no reason at all except that I finally got to do some coloring, purely for my own enjoyment! I’ve been too busy to really try and participate in The Daily Marker’s 30 Day coloring challenge, either the first 30 days, OR the second 30 days…until now!

I used the fun Spring Chicken stamp set that I’ve had for awhile and just kept bringing it to the top of the Use Next pile instead of actually stamping with it. I stamped each of the cute images in the set and two of the fun, puny sentiments included.

For each of today’s cards, I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, because I hadn’t used my Tombow or Arteza brush markers in ever so long and they were starting to feel neglected. Can’t have coloring tools getting all down on themselves and needing therapy instead of providing therapy, now can we.

I used a sentiment from one of my Altenew stamp sets because it suited my recipient better. For all of the coloring, I colored in corners and shaded areas with my marker or real-brush pen and then used a clean, wet brush to blend into the lighter areas.

Honestly, I was dying to use the “poultry in motion” sentiment for this image and card, but I didn’t feel like it worked as well for the outside, so I stamped it on the inside instead.

I used various stitched square and rectangle dies I have in my stash to die cut two of the colored images, matted them with coordinating patterned papers and mounted them on the card base with foam tape. For the 3-chicken card I just trimmed the card slightly smaller than A2 size and let a patterned paper mat show. I refrained from any extra embellishments to let the colored images take center stage.

It might be Day #Almost the End of The Daily Marker Challenge, but I finally showed up to play and remembered how much I love to color. Just basic, putting down color. I hope you follow along with the hashtag on IG because it’s a great source of inspiration any time of the year!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

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