Back when everyone was grabbing these Starbucks cups and making cards out of them for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I decided to get in on all the fun. It took a while to get hold of one, since they were out at all the Starbucks by that time, but luckily, my husband put one in his wastebasket (even though I tell people to throw things that contain food in them in the kitchen garbage, they never listen) so I was able to grab it and wash it up and get moving.
Of course, when I saw that most people were doing blue in the background, I decided I would do something else, because I'm just ornery that way. It was the same reason I chose to learn viola in the 5th grade because everyone else was choosing the violin. Even then, I knew I wanted to be different than everyone else. Oh, sure, in junior high I went through a period of wanting to fit in, but then, it never really worked. The year of the hunter green wardrobe bought at Gantos Bargain Boutique with my summer babysitting money (weeks spent arguing with little girls that bread that had a slight tan dusting over the surface after it came out of the toaster was not burnt; playing Pong on their television, which had just come out; and getting slapped in the face by one of them and almost quitting...what a fun job) convinced me that even with clothes that coordinated, somehow I was just not going to be popular. By then, I was pretty well cemented into my geek persona, so after that I just went with it. And have hated hunter green ever since. But I digress.
I was trying to think what stamps I had that I could pair up with this rather distinctive background, and I went back to this set, which I got when I was on the design team for KSS. Amazingly, it's still for sale. And it worked out quite well!
GOJUS! (YILM!) I colored he background with Prismacolors and Gamsol, not Copics. Note that I did not use hunter green. A closer view:
This is the kind of squirrel I see outside my window every day. I call them rats with better PR and a flashier wardrobe. I used River Rock, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede for His Nibs. Isn't he a cheeky one eh? The maple leaf is Summer Sun (can't beat it for a nice bright yellow), Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red. The leaves and acorn are Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke.
I like the depth of color I achieved with the Prismacolors. I have a large assortment of them, which is why I chose them over my pitiful assortment of Copics. I really need to fix that. I highlighted some of the dots with gel pen.
And I dipped into the stash for some copper brads, my favorite metallic color.
Unfortunately, I didn't get around to posting this before the 30 Day Coloring Challenge was over, but better late than never, eh?
Well, I'm going to wrap this up and start stalking the Hero Arts site, waiting for the new kit that goes live at noon. Ta!