Thursday, March 19, 2015

Vintage Babes at Art Impressions!

Hey, all! Remember me? Let me just knock the cobwebs off my blog...brush away the dust...scrape away the rust...there, that's a bit better. Bet you thought I had forgotten. Not quite, however, life has kept me busy, so I don't get to break out the stamps and ink all that frequently anymore. Makes me a little sad, but luckily in December, I was invited to create some cards for Art Impressions to take to CHA. Well, color me delighted, of course I said yes. Plus I got to play with these beautiful brand new vintage images and now I get to share the cards with you. And that makes me happy, very happy :)

Visit the Art Impressions blog and you'll find my cards featured today, plus take a look around, because the DT is crazy talented and they post daily so there is always LOTS of eye candy and inspiration to be found. You can find ALL of these lovely images in the Art Impressions Online Shop HERE.

I cannot stress to you how much fun these were to color. They pair so well with Copics and are particularly perfect for featuring sepia coloring techniques. The first 3 struck me as whimsical retro images, so I tried to pick color palettes that made me think of the moms from all of my favorite family sitcoms I used to watch in the mornings as kid, before heading out the door to school. Leave it to Beaver, Hazel, I Love Lucy...they may have been filmed in black and white, but I imagine if I could have lived inside those reruns, there would have been cotton candy hues of pink, aqua, yellow, and blue bouncing off of every surface in every room.

To me, the last 3 are more on the vintage spectrum. The 4th one, I decided to just go with some of my favorite colors, but for the bottom 2,  I played with sepia tones. I made these cards a while back and forgot to jot down my exact colors, but I will try to add them to the photos over the next couple of days, so if you're interested in the Copic colors I used,  please check back.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Pop back in next week and I'll have something new to share with you :)