Coloring and Word Art Wednesday and Our Daily Bread challenges and a freebie

I finished sorting my Alcohol Markers, and took my chalks off ebay, What was I thinking?  I will use those for my bible journaling along with my colored pencils!

I know picked and easy item to color- I needed easy!  I have colored in the past but with the same attitude I have when I am the first person to skate on a newly frozen pond.  It is a little silly to be a little terrified of a magic marker, but I am.

I was never one of those kids that loved to color, I liked my crayons in perfect order and I liked the coloring books nice and clean.

 I took my image ( and you can save both of these)

Morphed it into this:

and began coloring

I probably should have found  a picture of a Zuni pot so I had some idea of what I was doing - next time.  The paper I used was a very nice 110# smooth offset paper and worked well - yes my Canon Pixma will print  on something that heavy!  Tip- Print in gray scale.  
I had no bleeding of color what so ever.  I started working this like I would a colored pencil technique and then I remembered , can't do that with alcohol markers - work one small area at a time.

It seemed like I used alot of markers for this and it did take me about 15 minutes to color these pots - in my world that is a long time.  BUT I really enjoyed the process.  I have a copic book on coloring and I will take the time to read it and practice.

I made pots and then fussy cut them

picked out a background paper from my stash and did a little distressing- I love Tim Holtz distress inks, there is nothing else quite like them and the colors are fabulous! 

I added my pots and for shading I actually used my ice gray2 (IG2 Spectrum Noir) marker and shadowed the natural shadow of the pots on the paper, that was kinda cool....

I stamped and added my sentiment a little fiber and here is my finished card:

I have to say, I really enjoyed this, it was very nice to sit and relax and just color!

We are down to 8 days before the wedding and Relaxing felt really good!!

Thanks for stooping by, you might also want to skip over to Our daily Bread Designs (The Isaiah 64:8 is one of their beautiful rubber stamps)  and to wonderful  Word Art Wednesday  
enter their challenges!!
Ginny M


Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 188th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
Blessings, Carole
What beautiful colors and use of those pots!! I just love that verse and how you incorporated the inspiration from ODBD stamps. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!
Okay sis, what superb work love this card!!!

.. great item to share!!

... oh and just for record colours are totally wrong, but why worry? I actually did not know what sort of pots they are..

Have always loved colouring, more of a doer than a tidier ..and therein lies my problem. :D

Just so you know .. here tis a link for pot colours .. love yours better.

Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
Absolutely lovely, Ginny. You are SO talented with the coloring process. I don't have that talents, so I always appreciate it in others. You also have quite a lovely collection of coloring markers. I was drooling just a bit...LOL

Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your beautiful card in our challenge this week. It's always a joy to have you play along, but I'm super excited to have you on board.

Since you used Tim Holtz Inks (which CropStop carries), it would be AWESOME to have you link this up over at their challenge. They need more entries. Here is a link:

Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday
Alshandra said…
Beautiful card Ginny. I love the colours you used and the added fiber. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth
TLady said…
What a beautiful card, stunning coloring and elegant image! I am so glad that you won at ODBD this week! Your cards, designs and ideas are always inspiring dear friend! Hugs.

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