Knitted Together by Friendship

It’s a Stampendous! Celebration over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends this weekend. So here’s my entry for the coloring contest, featuring the House Mouse stamp Knit Gift and a sentiment from Life Words, both by Stampendous!

I’ve colored this image before and love the way that the shading creates the ombre effect in the yarn. I decided this time to color it in shades of blue (B91, B93, B95, B97) and use shades of blue green (BG10, BG11) to make the highlights pop. For the background, I used shades of warm gray (W00, W0, W01), softly blended with the colorless blender and then texturized by dabbing with a piece of terry cloth dampened with colorless blender.  For more information, see the third method in Jennifer Dove’s tutorial on coloring backgrounds.

Paper: Bazzill Basics in Moody Blue and Walnut Cream; Bundled Up 6×6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella
Stamps: Knit Gift by House Mouse Designs (Stampendous!); Life Words by Stampendous!
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!; Matting Basics B by Spellbinder; Diezyne Stitched Flags
Punches: Ek Success 1.5″ Circle Punch; Ek Success 1.75″ Circle Punch
Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21, R20 (skin); E41, E42, E43 (fur); BG10, BG11, B91, B93, B95, B97 (yarn); N1, N3, BG10, BG11 (needles); W00, W0, W01, 0 (background); BV20 (shadowing)

13 thoughts on “Knitted Together by Friendship

  1. Beautiful! Your choice of blues is just lovely and the whole card emotes warmth.

  2. Nancy, this is absolutely adorable and so beautifully colored! Your coloring is stunning with lovely shading and great choice of colors! Hugs!

  3. Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous…it’s looks so real!! So much depth and texture!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at House Mouse and Friends! Good luck and hop to see you again next challenge!
    Take care,

  4. Quite impressive! Your coloring is outstanding and I love your tutorial on it too.

  5. LOVE the teal color you chose for your papers and coloring. Awesome color work and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your creative card with us.


  6. So adorable friendship card, beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for sharing your talents at Allsorts Challenge,
    welcome again, good luck;-))m

  7. Wow this is super gorgeous colouring so much depth in the wool sweet image lovely work .. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall. hope to see you again soon.

    smiles Christine x

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