After many years of crafting I've embraced my crafting style instead of getting frustrated like I used to, I used to think I would give up on crafts too easily before I realized what my crafting style was. I go on what I call binge crafting. I do one thing for a few weeks until I get sick of doing it and then move onto something else. I do all kinds of stuff .... cardmaking, scrapbooking, sewing, crochet, cross stitch, painting, bow making and a bunch of other odds and ends.
During the morning I do light therapy to help with my clinical depression. Sitting there for an hour in front of a lamp can get pretty boring, so I colour!!! I haven't ventured into the great stuff I've seen online with shading. I want to do that eventually (I'm really intimidated by it) but for now I'm content with just single colour colouring. Every image here is a Bugaboo Stamp except for one in the second picture I have used a Meljen's baby digi stamp.
When I colour, I usually make around 10 of the same image. I like to make multiples of cards and I find it difficult to go from scratch to full card. ie. colour image, pick colours, assemble card .... So as you can see I have A LOT of images coloured and I like to keep track of what colours I used in case someone wants a duplicate of a card I've made. So, here's what works for me. =)
I have a little book I got at the dollar store and I put all my image colour recipes in it.
This is one of my fav Bugaboo Stamps. I just want to eat up his little ice cream cone. On the back when I am done, I put the date by month, day, year and letter (some days I colour 2-3 different images). So, this little bear is 2/15/11A (the A is what I use first, then B and C, etc.)
I put a little dot of the copic colour I use on the page. I put a piece of cardstock underneath so it bleeds onto that. Then comes the copic marker name and what part I coloured in.
And here is a page with a couple different image examples. It has the date code, a general desciption of the stamp and who it's by.
I hope that this will help someone help keep organized in their image keeping. I'll be back tomorrow with my newest scripture digi stamp. Blessings my friends!!!!!