Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Let It Be

I have really fallen in love with Power Poppy stamps lately. I haven't had a chance to color up many of the gorgeous stamps but I've been following their blog faithfully and playing along with their new mini challenges each week.

This week's mini challenge really is a challenge to me! It's Color Outside the Lines-Whatever that means to you! You can read about it HERE!

I'm an orderly kinda gal. I like my images all colored in and blended--every.single.part and I like things, well all put together in order. I thought about this challenge for a good while and then decided to just dive in.

I used the free download, Let It Be, for my creation today. I had originally planned on using my copics so I had printed it out on copic paper but then decided to use my Zig Clean Clear markers. They don't really blend on this paper so that just added to the challenge I feel. I just "let it be". I just started by laying down colors, not in any order and not leaf by leaf like I normally would do. It about killed me to leave the letters blank, although looking at them, I see I did go over the lines on a few of them--and look at that, I didn't fix them!

I thought about making a card out of the image when I was done but again decided to "let it be". I'm going to put it on my bulletin board in my craft room to remind myself that it's okay to color outside the lines!

Okay, I'll admit it. This was a very good exercise for me. To not worry about it being "just so". To just color, to have fun. Thanks so much, Marcella for the challenge!

Stamps~ Power Poppy-digi-Let It Be,
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-It, 
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ Zig Clean Color markers,


Lisa Lara said...

Oh so beautiful Danni. Love how you colored the leaves!

CherylQuilts said...

Danni, this is beautiful! I love the fall colors of your leaves! Fabulous piece! Hugs!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an inspiration you are Danni! I too struggle with "letting things be" when it comes to my coloring and other creations. Like you, I like things in order and "just right". What a fabulous idea to display this as a gentle reminder that being free with your creations can be liberating, inspiring and quite beautiful in their "freeness" LOVE your rich colors and even the spill-overs into the sentiment. Beautiful work!


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