Hey, Girl!

Good day! I hope you are having a good one! 
I had some fun coloring in today's card 🙂  This is a super cute stamp set from the NEW Annual Catalogue: Hey, Girl on page 45. It's a two-step stamp set allowing you to add accessories to this cutie girl. 
Hey, Girl by StampingJo
I started with a base of Melon Mambo cardstock and then a layer of Smoky Slate. Then, on Whisper White, I kept the scene itself pretty simple by stamping the girl, her dog and a few butterflies from the stamp set in Tuxedo Black. Then I used some Stampin' Write markers, alcohol and an Aqua Painter to color it all in. 
Here is a look at how I color:

Stampin Write markers & alcohol coloring techniqueOnce the image is stamped, I pour a little bit of rubbing alcohol into the cap from the bottle (or just use a dish of some sort)- you could add the alcohol right into the Aqua Painter but I prefer not to. Then I scribble the marker colors I want to use onto an acrylic block. (No worries, this will wipe right off with a tissue when I'm done. You can use the alcohol to clean it off if the ink dries on the block.)

Stampin Write markers & alcohol coloring technique

Then I take the Aqua Painter and dip it into the alcohol and then again into the marker- you can add more or less alcohol depending on how concentrated you want the colors to be. The more alcohol, the less intense the color will be. Use a tissue to wipe the Aqua Painter tip between colors and it's really that simple! 

All the light pink you see on her dress and hair bow are all Melon Mambo- that shows you how light the colors come out with this coloring technique, which is great because it allows you to shadow and darken the areas you want to. Her hair and the dog's fur were colored with a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker using the same technique. Now for her skin, I had to experiment a little as we don't carry the perfect light skin tone- I ended up mixing a bit of Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake on the acrylic block and making a very light mix of the colors.  You can experiment with mixing the colors to get a skin tone that works for you. 

Now, for the sentiment I used the NEW Washi Label punch to create the layered look. I punched Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate and Whisper White from the same punch- but for the Smoky Slate and Whisper White pieces I put them back into the punch- but only one end of the punch out and punched it again to shorten the punch out to create the multi sizes you see there. Then of course I stamped the sentiment with Melon Mambo onto the Whisper White. 

To finish it off, I add some of the NEW Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine and adhered all the layers onto the card base. 

Here is what I used to create this card:

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Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure you stop in again tomorrow as I will show you another cute card using the boy version of this stamp set wink






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  1. Johanne Smith says:

    Thank you for sharing this colouring technique. I had never heard about it and will be trying this technique for sure. Also loved the beautiful card.

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