Have you ever gotten into a rut and you can’t figure out how to spice up your stamps? Have you ever looked at that little owl kit and seen brown and gray as your only options? Have you ever gotten bored coloring exclusively on white paper? If so, this challenge is for you! This week we will be having a CREATIVE COLORING CHALLENGE! What does that mean? Let’s talk about it.
To start with, I have so many stamps, but I’ve been finding lately that I end up making things that look the same with the same old stamps. I decided that this needs to change, and that change was as simple as experimenting with my coloring. First, I wanted to see how I could use coloring to change up this owl stamp from the kit: Owl I do Say.
This little fella is just adorable in every color. Don’t believe me? Check him out in teal and lime green! I think he just pops on the kraft paper with those vibrant colors!
Next, we have this fella in orange! I paired the cute white daisy in his hat with the little daisy wood embellishments and paper.
Next, I think the owl looks great in black and white! A monochromatic card was a must-do with that kind of coloring. I’m using that card as a masculine graduation card.
Another kit that got my coloring juju going was Kitten Encouragement. The first card I kept with a surreal color palette. This kitten was destined to be blue.
The blue kitty was enhanced by her little light blue/ white face and body. Also, I fussy cut her and put her on this incredible paper that already had the scene built! The butterfly was just what the card kitty needed to look at!
Seriously, I am OBSESSED with this little calico kitten. Isn’t she just the sweetest? I only used like four colors of Prismacolor pencil and layered them in little movements to look like fur. The coloring just makes this little kitten into a darling.
Finally, the best is LAST! Our very own Unity kitty! It’s CHEETO!
Whitney said this baby kitty looked just like little Cheet, and I had to agree. The little kitten is so cute with a stripe. That being said, coloring doesn’t have to be solid! Add a pattern for visual interest.
1. Find a kit you want to color- Maybe it will be a floral you want to color in mint green! Or perhaps you want to make a feather iridescent! Try a new technique, color combo, or color on colored paper! This challenge is all about experimenting with your colors.
2. Color your creative brains out- Color all kinds of kits. Take your time! This is not a quick card challenge. Spend some time honing your coloring skills, practice something new, or watch a Youtube or Quick Tips coloring tutorial and try it out.
3. Post your work– Make sure you post your work to the Unity Show and Tell Creative Coloring Challenge Album. The following week we will choose a winner for a fabulous Unity prize.