I never really realized how much down time I had before I started coloring. And by down time, I mean waiting for appointments, or taking a mini break from life. Those were the times I would get on my phone and scroll through facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. There is nothing wrong with that, I still do that on occasion. I just use some of my down time practicing my coloring skills. You will soon realize that you have a bunch of colored images, some are decent, others are not. So why not use your images in projects.
Ideas to use your images in projects.
I use some images as a reference guide on which color combinations I like and don’t like. I always try to make it a habit to write down the color combinations. Sometimes I don’t and I have to figure out what colors I used. Which is ok because I enjoy trying out different color combinations. One day I will create a color reference guide of my favorite color combinations and it will fit in my coloring kit.
The better colored images are later used to make cards. So far I have made some birthday cards, an anniversary card, and a graduation card. It’s nice to go through my color images and pick out what to use on each card. By coloring images ahead of time, it saves me a step when I am assembling cards. Since I stamp a bunch of the same images more than once, I am able to use the same image on multiple cards.
Alright, for the ones that are not used for references or on cards, I just toss them. The best part about stamping your own images, is re-stamping them again and again. I stamp about four duplicates of each image because I am always trying to better my coloring techniques.
Don’t be afraid to use what you color in projects. I always feel the best cards are the ones that are handmade with love. Check out my card making inspiration posts, I’ve created a Birthday card, Anniversary card, Mother’s Day cards, and Graduation card, using all images I stamped and colored from my on-the-go coloring kit. Want to know more about making an on-the-go coloring kit? Go to my Crafting on-the-go posts, to read all about creating an on-the-go coloring kit, practicing your coloring techniques, and stamping your images. Follow me on my coloring adventures on Facebook and Instagram.