Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Love Is In The Air

It's such a happy time of year! Is there anything more fun than making Valentine's for your loved ones? If you're a fan of Karen Lockhart's stamps like I am, then you're undoubtedly a fan of her amazing angels. I was so thrilled to see this Love Angel in the new release - isn't she beautiful? There is so much detail on her - it's colored pencil LOVE! ;)

Can you hear my contented sigh from here? This beauty, along with the others from the new release are available now in your local stores (for my local friends, Angela's Happy Stamper should be receiving them shortly!). Coloring like this is so therapeutic for me; it's a great stress relief because nothing else matters but the colors. (Hence, my contented sigh!) Notice the highlights in her hair, or the shading on her dress? It's all just layering of the colored pencils. It's so easy to achieve great results, and the details on this stamp make you long to color it beautifully!

I hope this inspires you to play with your pencils a bit today! I would love to see your results. (And if you're looking for a place to start with colored pencils, Karen has a great list on her website. It's a great reference if you're starting a Prismacolor collection!)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be well,

The Details:

Stamp: Love Angel Lockhart Stamp Company
Coloring medium: Prismacolor pencils
Paper: (Hibiscus Burst, Stamper's Select, Simple Valentine)Papertrey Ink; (Pink gingham) A Muse
Ribbon: (Hibiscus Burst Bitty Dots) Papertrey Ink
Pin: Heidi Grace
Sketch: (SC259)Splitcoast Stampers

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