Hi Hollowers!

Many of you saw on Instagram (@HedgehogHollow) this practice piece I made earlier in the week that I was quite pleased with, so much so I decided to turn it into a full card.  I white embossed an MFT image which is from their coloring book range which I then practiced some brusho techniques on….

To mount it up I used the hello sentiment die also from MFT cut from some black lawn fawn card stock and used some fun foam on the back of the panel to really make it ‘pop forward’.  I like the strong black sentiment to break up the front piece and it was just the size to finish off the card.  This week I bought a Nuvo glue pen from Tonic and I used this to adhere the ‘hello’ it’s precision tip was great and no squelching which was amazing, it also seems to dry really strong.  I used some full adhesive sheets from Elizabeth Craft Designs to adhere the fun foam, I cut some 1″ strips that I used like tear tape, again it is extra strong and works well.

I know how easy it is to look at someone’s blog and think how amazing their cards are and also feeling that I could never make one as well as they have, however, rest assured I am no artist, the best I can draw is some matchstick men! My painting skills take a lot of time and effort, I still need HUGE amounts of practice and will continue doing so.  So many of you have commented that you wish you could Copic color like me, the truth is I have never had any formal lessons or training, when I started coloring there was no YouTube, I am self taught and some copic courses are on my wish list for later in the year, all these techniques are just a mater of practicing for hours on end, I found some of my early copic pieces the other day and I thought how awful they were, but at the time I was really pleased with them and my skills will continue to improve i’m sure.  Maddi also has a piece of early copic coloring from me in her room, I cringe every time I look at it and have tried numerous times to slip a new piece in the frame but Maddi loves it and will never let me change it, so hang in there!

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I really wanted to share this card with you as sometimes a practice piece can turn out great like this, other times mine too can be a complete disaster! This afternoon I have ruined a card I spent all week making, but that’s life.  However, if you practice goes well don’t throw it away, mount it up onto a card base and pop a pretty sentiment on there and hey presto have a quick card just in case you need one!

Thanks for stopping by today, tomorrow we will have our weekly recipe for you and later in the week I will have some more YouTube lives for you as well as some more Brusho ideas for you.

Happy Stamping!