Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July! Stampendous Blog Candy!

My son's favorite holiday is Fourth of July!   So, I am always looking for cool stamps with fireworks or flags.  This House Mouse-Designs image is perfect for this year's celebration.

If you look at this flag closely, you will see that it has shape. Think of each shape as hills/valleys or a mountain.  The sides (valleys) of the flag are further away from the light source, the center (hill) of the flag is closer to the light source.  Therefore, I added my shading/darker colors in the valley areas, and the lighter/highlight colors on top of the hill.  I did the same with the faces, the center of their face is the "hill" and further away on their tiny faces would be the valleys. 

Colors Used:
Red R58, R29, R24, R22, R20
Blue B21, B24, B26
skin: E00, E000, E11, R20, R21
brown: E33, E35, E30
Gray: W1, W3, W5

Now for the Blog Candy - This beautiful stamp is a wonderful for any season, or celebration.  I will mail this stamp to one random winner.  Just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about Fourth of July.  Anyone can play, I will pay postage anywhere within the USA.  Winner will be announced Thursday July 10.  So tell your friends to drop in.  Here is a picture of the prize and a sample of what I did with it!


  1. Love your coloring as always--I'm jealous! My fav thing about the 4th are the fireworks. My birthday is the 3rd and my dad used to tell me when I was very young that the fireworks were to celebrate my birthday.

  2. Thanks Jennie for sharing your 4th of July with us!! This is awesome andthe coloring, shading etc are crazy good :) My fav part of this special day is Being with my wonderful family and friends and celebrating this awesome day!!!!