Hi everyone! I am so excited to be back at my crafty desk and here to share some exciting news as well! I am the September Guest Designer at Crafter's Companion - USA!! I really can't say enough great things about this company - not only do they have some of the cutest stamps around (a couple that I will be sharing with you throughout the month) but they also have some of the best employees ever. This is truly a company with real integrity from top to bottom. I love that! With all that said, it really is an honor to be guest designing for them this month.
So, for my first post this month, I used this adorable stamp set SWALK Treasured Baby. Oh my goodness, you may not know but a lot of my long absence had to do with the birth of our 4th child in June. When I saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it - seriously is there anything cuter than a little baby tush up in the air like that when they are sleeping?! I think not! This little stamp reminds me of my new little guy with all that hair, too. Seriously cute!!!
Spectrum Noir Pens
Skin - FS2, FS3, TN2
Hair - EB2, EB7
Clothes - TB1, TB3
I colored this little sweetie using the "no lines" coloring technique. Now I LOVE this technique until I sit down to color. LOL It's definitely one of the more challenging techniques but soooo worth the time and effort when you are finished. I will be sharing a tutorial later this month on how I colored this cutie using my Spectrum Noir Pens. Once you get past the intimidating factor with the no lines coloring, it really is a lot of fun and the effect at the end is amazing. I love how it has that painted look to it when you are finished. Hopefully, if you haven't tried this technique yet, you'll be inspired to give it a go.
I can't wait to be back next week with another project featuring Crafter's Companion stamps. Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with me all these inactive months. It feels really, really good to be doing what I love again.
Let me ask you a question before I go:
Have you ever taken a break from crafting - like an extended break and what did you do to get your mojo started again? Leave me a comment and let me know!