OK, hands up, who used to be given Sanatogen Tonic Wine when they were feeling under the weather?
My mother always used to have a bottle of this stuff on stand-by, and I remember the dread of it being pulled out of the cupboard if I was off colour or particularly run down. Thankfully, now I am a grown woman I can take the tonic of my choice for occasions like this, and one of the best tonics I have found as a pick-me-up is a good colouring session.
I was definitely in Squirrel's World for this one, for at least three hours, bliss.
The stamp is Whimsy/Wee Stamps - Oak Tree Girl
I have coloured her hair with Polychromos Pencils, ranging from Light Cadmium Yellow right through to Walnut Brown
The rest of her has been painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Backing papers are all from the BoBunny pad of Autumn Song
and the maple leaves were done with a Martha Stewart punch with papers from the same pad
I haven't attached a sentiment as I haven't decided what to do with her yet, but I am really tempted to buy a square frame and mount her up to keep.
One of the best compliments I have ever had came from a dear blogging friend who, when I sent her this picture, said she thought at first glance it was a professionally coloured topper. That gave me the most wonderful warm glow for quite some time!
Sorry for the poor photo quality. A camera with a decent macro is on my wish list.
Now just to win the lottery.
Happy autumnal hugs to you all