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Monday, October 16, 2017

Kit and Clowder Monthly Coloring Class: September/October 2017

Hello!  When I started coloring some 15 years ago it was not the booming industry it is today.  It was something paper crafters sometime did along the way to making their projects, but adult coloring books were not a thing yet and my markers were water-based and not very blendable.  I knew nothing about light source, cast shadow, or any other art theory.   Fast forward a decade plus and the coloring scene is no longer just for kids or professional artists! 

I always admired certain crafters as I progressed on my creative journey, and I often would try to emulate their techniques.  The end result was that I learned and improved over time.  One day I discovered a lovely crafter named Alyce Keegan.  Her coloring and paper craft projects were exquisite!  People loved her coloring and she started teaching her technique to others locally to her  in Australia.  Soon her online and International friends wanted to join in.  In 2014, Kit and Clowder was born.  I was lucky enough to win a contest where the prize was her very first class - Skin and Hair.  But, busy single working mom that I am, I never made time for class work.  Over the last 3 years between design team work, custom orders, personal projects, being on the board of my son's school parent teacher group, and helping to plan my 25th high school reunion, I made excuse after excuse as to why I had no time to jump in.  I would dabble with a few free classes that she offered on occasion, but couldn't seem to commit to more...

Until last month.  I finally joined Alyce's monthly classes (available by subscription) and jumped in!  Here is the product of my very first online coloring class with Kit and Clowder!

The image is from Power Poppy.  Every month Alyce will have a sponsor company who kindly partners with her to provide an image (often with an attractive discount) for the class.  This one is called Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher.  I use Copic Markers for my coloring, but Alyce will give color equivalents for several different brands depending on people's preferences.

And here is the final card I created out of the image.  The doily die is called French Pastry from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The Fishtail Flags Banner is a Stax Die-namic from My Favorite Things Stamps.  The sentiment came with the image and I decided to add it.

Check out Kit and Clowder's online course catalog HERE!


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