Sunday, May 4, 2008

Michaela's First Color Challenge

Our Saturday Evening Stamping Party

The last time I did a card challenge, Michaela (my 7 year old baby) said she would like to give it a try. Well naturally I'm excited to have her join the fun! So I set her and I up to do a Color Challenge from the Bella Forum on Splitcoaststampers. The colors to use were any shades of Yellow, Orange and a Neutral. I let Michaela read the post in the forum so she knew what the rules were. I showed her pics that were already posted in the gallery so she could see samples. She even left a comment on one :) Let the Party Begin!!

Michaela went for the bright colors.

She decided to use Watercolor Pencils. That was good...until she said she wanted to stamp Bella on this cheap yellow cardstock. This is where I had to let it go (breath in through the nose..and out through the mouth) and let her experiment. I knew what would happen with a 7 year old using a BLENDER PEN on cheap cardstock! HELLO! When Michaela started blending Bellas hair, she learned pretty fast that you can't blend much at all on this cheap stuff. Bella looked like she had a really bad hair day! The moisture chews up the paper...leaving a nice fuzzy mess. She stamped the Bellas again (yes...on the SAME yellow cs) and gave it another try. She wasn't able to blend the color as much as she would have liked, but she accomplished her goal of having these Bellas on this yellow paper. She also used a Basic Black marker and Copic Spica Glitter Pens all over for that girly sparkle that we all know is necessary :) She was really happy with her card and totally excited to get it POSTED! ha!

Am I boring you yet? LOL

Now for my card. Step aside and let a pro show you how it's done. Yeah....RIGHT!! Read on...

I started out doing the same image as Michaela (on good white cs). I had it stamped and all colored in. But all I could think about was Halloween! My Bellas looked like 3 freaks dressed up as candy corns!! It was BAD! This is where "I" had to let it go (again - breath in through the nose..and out through the mouth) and toss my....ummm...masterpiece aside. Second try - I picked HuggyBellas and went with softer shades. Of course Michaela was now DONE with her watching me attempt to figure out what I was gonna do. Go figure! HA! I ended up putting Michaela down for the night and coming back later to finish up my card - like a true pro! LOL

The most important part of our little stamp party was being together. Michaela got to learn a few new things from mom (the pro)...hummm...and I got to enjoy watching my baby use her creativity. Now I look at my card and see it was meant to be....Huggybellas. Michaela LOVES to hug. Michaela is my Huggybella. We are Huggybellas. It's perfect :)

Stamping Bella - Huggybellas, not so bored, need a hug?
Paper: SU Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana and Whisper White CS; Bazzill Textured CS- Brown.
Ink: SU Classic Ink - Basic Brown , SU Markers - Apricot Appeal and Barely Banana; Versamark Marker; Copic Marker - Skin White.
Misc: Copic Spica Glitter Pen - Clear; SU Crystal Effects;
Robins Nest Dew Drops; SU Oval Punches; SU Dimensionals.
Techniques: Paper Piecing done on the dress and shirt.

Bella Color Challenge #26 info click here.
Click here to see all the cards posted on SCS Gallery for this challenge.


Teresa said...

They are both adorable! Thanks for sharing your DD's creation!!! My DD loves to stamp too and I think it is such fun! ;)

Mary Dawn said...

too cute! my four year old wants to stamp with mommy...but she usually just ends up eating the paper, hee

Anonymous said...

Both cards are adorable!! I love th colors on both cards.
I wish my daughter would sit and create with me...she wants nothing to do with it...until she needs a card! (she is 20 - does that explain it?)


Helen said...

I love both cards! And I'm very impressed with your daughter's colouring. My 7yo is a boy who says "I'm not into colouring".

Rochelle W said...

Both cards are great! She is a junior stamper that's for sure!