Hollyhock Bittybloom's balloon was perfect for this week's Bellariffic Friday theme "pop it up/add dimension to your card". Earlier this year Lindabella taught a class at Stamping Bella on colouring/shading techniques. I immediately signed up because I am in awe of Linda's colouring. I thought some of her greatness might rub off on me if I took her class and I'm a little excited to say I think it might have!
This is one of three cards we made. Hollyhock Bittybloom was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with copics and then we used pencils with gamsol. I can totally see now that using copics and then a little extra shading with the pencils really finishes the shading. By no means is my card anything like Lindas :) but I'm very happy with mine. Linda was a great teacher and I learned where to shade darker and lighter and the all important shading around the image with a very light blue. I was a bit heavy handed with the blue and so decided to cut out my image and mount it again. I'm kind of glad I did this because then I thought I could pop up the balloon and then I thought I could put some crystal effects on it and then I thought I could put some glitter on her little dress flowers and then I thought STOP! :)
So, thanks again Lindabella for a wonderful class and if you do another, I'll be there!