Hello again my crafty friend! I’m back with a fun new Christmas card featuring the Caffeinated Boxer from The Rabbit Hole Designs. I took this image with me to Kathy Racoosin’s coloring class, and I have to admit, I got help from the teacher on this guy 😉 Because I simply love the way he turned out, I wanted to keep the focus of the card entirely on him.
Once I had him stamped, die cut and watercolored, Kathy showed me how to add in shading and sharpen up some of the details using colored pencils. She encouraged us to be fearless and randomly color pluck. She also suggested that we use different colors for the shading, not just darker versions of the same color. So if you look close, you’ll see that the shading on his red coat and the top of his boxers is purple. I never would have thought of that on my own. Now my pencil work isn’t as smooth as Kathy’s; it’s going to take a lot more practice, but I’m working on it. And I’m getting ready for her next 30 Day Coloring Challenge that starts on November 1st. One of these days, I’ll be good at it.
Have you had the chance to play with any of the new caffeinated critters from the last release? They are adorable! I love that the Caffeinated Boxer is wearing a pair of boxers! He cracks me up! And I love that he has a coordinating die; it makes life so much easier. For more inspiration, head on over to The Rabbit Hole Designs’ blog, where you’ll find the sister article to this post and a whole lot more! I’ll be back soon with more fun cards to share.
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