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You can get a FREE digital stamp every month by participating in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook group’s monthly challenge. You just need to color one of the Kinda Cute images with your favorite medium and then share it on the group Facebook page in the challenge folder. 3 winners will be randomly selected at the end of the month to win some free digital stamps of their choice from Kinda Cute, but each participate will receive the July Challenge image for free via Facebook Messanger at the beginning of July. You can read all the details on the Facebook group page!
If you participate every month, you will get a free image each month!
You will get lots of inspiration from the design team and from other group members who share their work with us! We love to see what everyone creates!
This month’s free image is the Rainy Day digital image. You get the two people with the umbrellas. I created the background with some stencils and inks from my stash!
I used a Cobblestone Stencil, the Spring Rain Stencil, and the Slimline Cloud Stencil from Maker Forte.
I used the Stormy Sky distress oxide ink for the clouds and the rain, and I used the Black Jack ink from Catherine Pooler for the stones. I used Copic markers to add the sand between the stones and the grass at the edge.
My rainy day image was colored with Copics and then fussy cut out. I used a white gel pen to add the polka dots on the yellow umbrella, pants and mitten.
When I first joined the design team at Kinda Cute by Patricia, it was so intimidating because the design team is so talented. I felt like I should hand create every background with my Copics. But as time went on, I realized that I don’t need to do that on every card.
I actually love make the backgrounds because it make the card uniquely my design with Patricia’s sweet digis. I almost felt like I was cheating by using some stencils and just adding a few Copic details.
I’ve also discovered, that you don’t need a background at all! You can just color in the image and stamp a sentiment. Or you can fussy cut out the image and use it as a layer on pretty cardstock or patterned papers.
The possibilities are only limited by your creativity and your craft stash!
I’ve learned that I just need to do me and let everyone else do them. I have been working hard to create my own style of coloring and painting so that when someone looks at one of my cards, they know it’s mine without looking at the watermark.
I can tell a Debby Hughes watercolored card without looking at the name of the artist. Her style is very distinct and amazing. The same is true for a Kelly Taylor card or a Mindy Baxter card.
It takes a lot of practice to get to the point where you actually have a recognizable style. I’m not there yet, but I’m working on it!
Yellow Umbrella, Pants, Mitten: YR 15, Y 17, 13, 11, 00
Purple Coat: BV 08, 04, 01
Red Coat: R 59, 35, 24, 22
Blue Umbrella, Pants, Mitten: B 29, 28, 24, 23
Shoes: W7, 5, 2, 0
Sand: E 35, 31, 30
Grass: YG 67, 63, 25
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