13 August 2013

Panda Goes to School

Ok, seriously - HOW cute is this Fumi Panda image from Yumi & Fumi Handmade?  Really, all of this stamps in the Kigurmi Kids series are adorable, and they ALL need to come live with me.  Soon.  Really, really soon!  But I started my collection with this panda, because we have a lot of love for pandas in this house.  Kung Fu Panda was the first movie we ever to our daughter to in the movie theater, way back when.  And I brought my son a panda bear stuffed animal back from a trip to England earlier this year, and he never goes to bed without it. 

I colored this cutie up with my Spectrum Noir markers and paired him with some fun school-themed paper from My Mind's Eye.  My daughter heads back to school in a week (a WEEK?!?!!), and I need to build up my stash of cards to put in her lunch every day! 

Last week I promised step-by-step coloring pics, but thanks to the weather they just didn't turn out well. I'll try again for next week!

Panda suit: IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, IG2, IG1, blender
Skin: FS9, FS8, FS3, FS2, CR3
Eyes: IB4, IB2
Hair: GB8, GB10, EB3, EB5

A couple of coloring tips:
-  Work in small areas, and complete the image in sections.  This helps the colors blend together well 
-  Don't leave white areas uncolored.  Using a very light grey go around the outer edge.  The soften the harsh edge of that line with the blender pen. 

And if you haven't played along in the current 'Anything Goes' challenge, you totally should! You could win a $15 gift certificate to Yumi & Fumi Handmade, or a 10% discount code!

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Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Leanne said...

Omg Taylor! So cute!! That is so sweet that you leave sweet cards for your kids in their lunchpails!! You're a great mom! This is soo darn cute!! Love the tips too. Another awesome card! ;)