Our Fabulous Friend – Colleen Schaan

Please welcome back Colleen Schaan, this month’s Fabulous Friend for My Favorite Things.  Colleen teaches for Copic, and today we’re lucky enough to have her here, coloring up some Pure Innocence images. Before we get to her projects, how about we get to know this amazing artist a little better with some of our “nosey questions!”

I asked Colleen “Who is your stamping crush?”

Hands down my stamping crush is Debbie Olson! Not only is Debbie a dear friend, she is one of the TOP designers in the industry. Her style is quiet and sophisticated… much like she is! LOL Debbie has a knack for layout and design, color combinations and embellishments, always having just the right mix to create STUNNING works. Never over-designed, Debbie’s work includes simple elements that enhance her design and set it apart from all the rest. I also adore Debbie for her kindness and sharing attitude. She is someone whom I can honestly admire and she never ceases to amaze me.

I would honestly agree with Colleen, Debbie is one of the sweetest and most talented designers!  We love her to pieces too!! Now here’s a real surprise TREAT for you girls…..Collen has inked up Make Mine a Double – and she’s made a series of You Tube videos of the process. So, you can grab your cup of coffee and follow along. Up first, are her skin tone recommendations and a step by step on how she colors the legs, arms and sweet little face.

Skin Tones

Want to see how she uses feather blending to shade the dress?

Coloring the dress

The project is coming together as Colleen colors up the hair and her ice cream cone….

Hair and Ice Cream

Colleen gives her image the finishing touches, lightening the front of the dress, adding some sweet little cheeks and shares a fun tip to cast some shadows….

Final Details

While there isn’t a step by step video for the coloring on this sweet card, I’m sure you’ll recognize the same feather blending, and facial shading techniques on this project featuring Pure Innocence: My Balloon.

Colleen, thank you SO very much for sharing your tips with all of us here at MFT Stamps today! We’ll see Colleen next Friday for one last set of projects as this month’s Our Fabulous Friend!  If you haven’t added Colleen’s Blog: Distinctive Touches to your daily reading, be sure to drop by and add her to your daily reading list!

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