The Zadis Project

Happy Tuesday and the 1st of September! Wowza, we are already 9 months in 2015. Seriously…where did my year go? I know things have quieted down here on The Zadis Project, but that shouldn’t last too much longer. I’m even here today with a simple Clean and Simple Some Odd Girl card, just because!

You all know I get obsessive (especially about the planner!), and boy have I really gone over the edge with the new Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. Seriously, these fit my coloring style so well!

The Card

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The Details

I’ve pretty much have had quite the lull in crafting mojo so in order to get back to card making goodness I went with a simple CAS card using one of the best seasonal stamps out there (imho!). 🙂 I used Umbrella Gwen clear stamp from Some Odd Girl.  She is stamped on some cold-pressed watercolor paper. I can you tell you honestly I haven’t seen a difference between hot-pressed and cold-pressed with my limited watercoloring skills, but I know there are some pro’s and con’s with both.

The backing paper is one of the more fun geometric papers from Sunshine Sorbet. The watercolor is lifted up on the bp, so I went ahead and cute the Sunshine Sorbet paper to the full length and width of the card.

The sentiment is from the Happy Day Clear Stamp Set, I just masked out the “you” and instead used some alphabet stickers that I had on hand. I didn’t get the best impression on the sentiment, so I traced over it with a Micron pen, then added some dots to make it a bit whimsical.

Image

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Image Details

Image: Umbrella Gwen Clear Stamp (Some Odd Girl)
Skin: Flesh Color 71, Oatmeal 64, Beige 72
Hair:  Brown 60, Mid Brown, 65, Dark Brown 62
Dress:  Light Pink 26, Light Violet 81, Violet 80
Umbrella/Galoshes:  Yellow 50, Bright Yellow 52, Light Carmine 21, Carmine 22
Cloud/Eyes: Light Blue 36, Cobalt Blue 31

I’m still learning how to color with the Zigs and watercoloring in general, but I am loving how the images are turning out. 🙂 I think Umbrella Gwen was a perfect image to color up, lots of skin to play with, great boots and the umbrella is big enough to really try some shading.

On top of that, Gwen has enough hair that I could try out how to color hair without completely mucking it up. 😉 One reason why I am loving the Zigs is that they are so bright and rich, but if I screw up I can just add a bit of water and then blot it away. This makes coloring very forgiving (to a degree).

Umbrella Gwen Recipe