It is the Blog Hop around the world of craft masters work desks'!  Go here to pick up on the fun: http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/.  On My work desk, playing with my Alcohol Markers today.

Here is the mess! I made a card for one of my students, Kathleen.  During one of the discussions in class I had encouraged some of my artsy kids to draw for me, I needed stamps of people that are not Caucasian.  My kids are of a very mixed ethnicity and trying to find images that would spark their imagination and self realization is difficult!!  Maybe there are  stamps are out there that are not just cute little kids, but I can't find  them!  In Two weeks there is a big rubber stamp show coming to Springfield MA and I hope to find Stampland stamps there, they have some very beautiful images.  If anyone else has a source Please tell me!!

This was also my first attempt at skin tones, both dark and light!  My husband saw a few of the "tries" and his comment matched mine, they were a little scary!
From this stamp I am trying to create Jamaican  and Latina images.

Trying to get the skin tones right was trying, and like I said this was my first attempt.

I am pleased with the out come. Kathleen is such a sweet heart, wether or not I colored it right won't matter, but for this 14 year old, I wanted the card to be beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Ginny M


It is beautiful Ginny!!

for ideas maybe try looking for colouring skin tones and also dark fur on animals on You tube.. as dark skin or fur is similar and might give you some tips that is how I learnt to do ordinary plain my style colouring of difficult tones.
As you have new Spectrum markers try that in your topic too, love Shaz in Oz.x not posted yet.
famfa said…
Beautiful card, I'm sure she will love it
Famfa 101
Ria Gall said…
Hi Ginny
I think you have made a great start I love what you have done with this stamp and where you have taken it, well done
Sending hugs and hoping you have a great day
Ria #74
Bridget Larsen said…
You did well on those cards and skin tones
Bridget #11
sandee said…
I think your card is beautiful and I am sure she will love it! OK, I am asking my WOYWW folks to rally behind me and I truly need your support. I am in a contest and the voting ends today so it's now or never. PLEASE go vote for me ( the camera )....yes, I am begging, lol http://www.genuinelyjanestudios.com/genuinelyblog/gjs-design-a-book-contest-top-three-finalists-announced/
waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( #19 )

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