These pictures started out in black and white, like so:
I colored them in with my trusty watercolors, then when the paint dried, I smeared on some Distress Ink to give the color more pow in certain areas.
I also added some stenciling to the background, just to give the images another little bit of oomph.
And last but not least, I added some inspiring words made from Tim Holtz's Big Chat sticker set.
It was highly soothing to spend some time coloring inside the lines-- especially when the lines had already been drawn by someone else (Linda Pascual, according to the illustration credits).
Here are the supplies I used for my project, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
I'm excited to see your Recycle Style! Be sure to upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store.