As I've mentioned before, I joined the 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps Club, which has a monthly fee of $5.00, though you can sign up and pay for more than one month if you choose. For this fee, you receive five free 2 Cute Ink images, plus one exclusive to the club, for a total of six each month. In addition, you receive a coupon to use in the 2 Cute Ink Etsy Shop. The coupon varies monthly, but has been 75% off purchases from the shop of already published images. There are also several challenges available through 2 Cut Ink, one of which is open to club members using the exclusive monthly stamp.
I've not made it a habit of entering challenges very often simply because I never seem to have enough time to make cards that fit a challenge requirement and my personal cardmaking obligations. But, for some reason with these 2 Cute Ink digital images for Easter, I have entered two other cards into challenges so far! Now that has to be an all-time record for me, and guess what, I'm about to submit my Easter Kangaroo card that I just finished to the club's exclusive challenge. It seems I'm on a roll wanting to color, color, and more color my 2 Cute Ink Easter images. I'll even be able to put this one away in my card stash to give out next Easter!
I found getting my coloring and shading for my kangaroo to where I would be satisfied was a difficult thing. I finally called it good before I totally messed him up and had to start all over! Ever been there. . .done that??? Though the picture does not show it well, I made a lightly colored blue mottled sky, which was really easy, as it turned out, and I added a bit of Wink of Stella--Clear on my eggs and chicks and also in my grass just under my kangaroo. In real life, it looks pretty cool! Love that Wink!!!
Recipe-- Papers: Stampin'Up Gumball Green cardstock; DCWV Dots & Stripes Stack; Recollections Mom's Diner/ Cone; AdornIt Vintage Groove Collection/ Vintage Polka Dot Green-side 2 (frame). 2 Cute Ink digital image: Easter Kanagroo. Dies: Spellbinders--Big Scallop Ovals LG; My Favorite Things--Stitched Oval STAX. Ribbon: Celebrate It 360--7/8" Metallic Gold Sheer; Waverly--5/8" Satin Metallic. Lion Brand Bonbons Yarn: Celebrate (Copic colored). Crafter's Square Sequins. Wink of Stella/ Clear. Colorbox: Chestnut Roan (distressing). Copics: Kangaroo Tummy: E50, E51, E53. Kangaroo Body: E21, E53, E55, E23, E25. Ears/ Nose: R02, RV11. Chicks--Y00, Y08. Eggshells--BG000, BG13, BG57; YG11, YG09; R00, YR04. Sky: B0000. Grass: YG03, YG17. Ground: YG03, YG11, G0000. Size: 5-1/2" square.