Stamping Bella this week. The theme is Valentine's or Red and Pink. I have this cute Valentine stamp, so I used it. Inside the card it says "sending you scoops of love". The image is stamped in India Ink and coloured with pencil crayons (mostly Bruynzeel, some Prismacolor). The scoop is accented with Sakura glitter pen and the hearts are accented with a couple of layers of glossy accents (let dry in between layers). The "bottom" hearts have one layer and the "top" hearts have two layers. The background paper is Basic Grey from the Lemonade collection. I had some heart shaped rhinestones so I coloured those with a Copic and added them. I didn't have enough to go all the way across, so I used some little rhinestones in there too. Here I am, with a Valentine's card in time for Valentine's Day. Whodathunkit?!
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Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Sunday, 29 January 2012
I used Brilliance Coffee Bean ink for the branch and Brilliance Pearlescent beige for the flowers (branch and flowers - Impress Rubber Stamps). I tried adding in some light blue flowers in pigment ink and didn't like a blob, which I tried to scrape off, causing a smudge and necessitating some punched butterflies (a.k.a. Stampers' All-Purpose Concealer). I may whip up a few more like this as I have enough for at least 3 more in black with blue and brown accents .
The background stamp is a calligraphy stamp from Fred B Mullett, stamped in Bordering Blue (RIP; BTW I found a whole package, unopened! Yippee! I can downgrade its status from Perma-Hoard to Short Rations.)
Saturday, 28 January 2012
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Saturday, 21 January 2012
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PS A huge thank you to the ladies who came out to my calendar class at Heather's Stamping Haven last week. I had a wonderful time!
Saturday, 7 January 2012
|Calendar - closed|
In the morning, we will do the images and you will learn the essentials of Krista Schneider's popular technique for watercolouring with Tombow markers. In the afternoon, we will make the calendar pages and assemble the calendar.
|Calendar open to January 2012|
I really had fun making this calendar and I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite page. I think I could narrow it down to three contenders: the bunny, the witch, and the poppy. I used Sunshine Designs and Heather's Stamping Haven images as they lend themselves so well to the technique, but also because there is tremendous variety to choose from, seasonal and floral and birds...gorgeous. This calendar also has two bonus pages for 2013, which presented some challenges to DH to understand (in his engineer's world, calendars have 12 months you see). I said it was because years are only randomly selected points in time, roughly timed to include one trip around the sun and any old pope can make one up. Plus, we are making this later in January, so the two extra months are to make up for that. Also, a calendar that will go to February will allow people to purchase their 2013 calendars at deep discounts in February, thus offsetting the cost of the class. He remained unconvinced. I, on the other hand, thought it was great to be able to include the extra months, which is the whole reason you *make* things, not buy them, because then they get to be how *you* want them.
Hope to see you at Heather's on January 14th! It's going to be a great class and a lot of fun.