Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Panda Goes to School

Hi everyone! It's Taylor here again today, and  I'm excited to be back with another fun post this week!

Ok, seriously - HOW cute is this Fumi Panda image from Yumi & Fumi Handmade?  Really, all of this stamps in the Kigurumi 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. 

I'd love for you to stop by my blog to see what else I've been up to!  And if you haven't played along in the current 'Anything Goes' challenge, you totally should! You could win a $15 gift certificate to the store, or a 10% discount code!


Blankina said...

Such a cute card!!
Hugs Blankina

CarlavdM said...

What a lovely card you made Taylor

Unknown said...

such an adorable card. you have amazing coloring skills!

Iris said...

Cute panda.

Denice said...

Love this little gal...she always makes me smile. Great coloring, and great coloring tips!

Lynn said...

Oh, that Panda card is adorable. I love all the background stuff. Thanks for reminding me to ink up the cute panda stamp again....I love it....perfect for so many occasions.

Leanne said...

Awedorable Taylor!!! I love the details on your card. Thanks for the tips on coloring! Would have loved to have seen the pics. Will try back next week. Gorgeous bright blue eyes. Another winner!!
;) xx

kanatanewf said...

I agree, Taylor! Love the kigurumi kids. I just added the panda to my collection last week and am looking forward to colouring it up! Your card is just adorable!