Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friendship Tag

Here we go with a brand new challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's.  This week I have been practicing coloring with my colored pencils.  I have been watching all of Cheryl's new You Tube tutorial videos.  She is getting me to relax and let my color just kinda flow.  She teaches me the basics and then wants me to sit back, relax and color.    Let me tell you this is FUN.  I have been coloring all week.  My laundry is piled up, my furniture has 6 inches of dust on it and my green carpet is now speckled.  I do stop to do the dishes and cook.  I may allow dust, but I just can't stand dirty dishes.  Even a crafter has to set limits.  LOL.  My pillow has become my craft table.I try to cover my legs with a blanket, but my beagle, Snickers keeps pulling it down so she can sleep on it.  Yep it is a sorry state in the Compton house.  I not only have a Copic addiction, I now have a colored pencils addiction too.  Check out Cheryl's You Tube Channel here, it's free and so helpful.

For my Layers challenge, I made a tag by coloring Backyard Vacation.  This is one of three stamps in the Backyard Flowers & Birds stamp set.  I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils to color the image and the Copic Air Gun to brush on the background.  Then I distressed the edges with a distressing tool and the sponged some walnut distress on them.DP on the front and back of the tag are from Imaginations


  1. Sweet tag Linda, we are in sync girl, I have been making tags too, great way of using up scraps. have an awesome day hun!

  2. Super cute tag Linda! I can tell you have been busy coloring...too quiet on my end of the text line. Lol You know what they say, practice makes perfect. ( and lots of fun playing ) ~jeni :)

  3. So beautiful tag Linda. Love ribbon on the top.

  4. I love your tag Linda. I am so jealous you are getting to color along with Cheryl. I do not have the pencils yet, small town and nowhere to buy them. So will have to order them...But at least you are having fun...Love it...joann

  5. love the tag, Linda! I need to use my pencils more! well done!

  6. Fabulous, Linda! I watched the video again. This time, I colored along. I didn't have all the colors and struggled to make substitutes. The little face was fairly muddy, too so not a success...hard to teach this old dog new tricks!

  7. Colored pencils rock. I use them whenever I have the time (they take longer for me than copics)....you've got such a nice project here. Color away! I want to see more!

  8. Love your beautiful tag, front and back!
    Your coloring is awesome, see letting the house work go has paid off! Watched the videos, have to try some of her ideas.


  9. so stunning linda.really gorgeous image and colours and the sentiment is beautiful :D

    xx coops xx


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