Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hope for Japan

I love Close to My Heart!!!
They have released an a size Stamp set that would normally cost $7.95 US/$8.75 Can. but are only charging $5.00 and the profits go to the American Red Cross in Support of those in Japan. The Stamp set is called "Hope for Japan" item # A1118. It is going to be available until April 30th. This is not a "while supplies last" thing. They will continue to meet demands for this stamp set.

So please help show your support and love and purchase your set today!

Just click on the shop with me icon in the upper right corner and put the item # A1118 in the quick find box, of the word "Hope" in the search by name box under the Find Item By: column on the left side bar.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Using water color pencils to color dense stamped images.

Water color pencils

Hello there.

Water color pencils? What are they? Well, they are pencils that you can use as pencils and to use with either a blending pen or a water brush to paint with. They can give a soft look to your project, it all depends on how much color you use. I love using them. They are a good start for those that want to use Copic markers but don't have the money. These are affordable and you can start to use right away and you don't have to build up your collection before you can blend well like you do with Copics. they need to have at least three markers in the same color family to blend well for each color. Don't get me wrong. I love the Copics as well. I have some, but my stash is small. ;-) So the CTMH Water Color Pencils keep me going while I slowly build up my Copic Stash.

With that being said let me show you what I have done with my water color pencils.

Using the March Stamp Of The Month Sensational seasons I made the card that is in my previous post using the pencils. I also colored in the image of the two bunnies with the carrots.

Here is the basket of eggs that I made. I also made a video showing how I stamped and colored the basket. Please check it out and leave a comment. Thanks!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sensational Season

That is the name of March's Stamp of the Month.
I want to share with you today a card that I have created using the SOTM set. I love the bunnies that are in this set. What's not to love. To me bunnies remind me of spring and I can't wait for it to get here. Enjoy!!

The bunnie was colored in using CTMH's water color pencils and blending pen. I really love using the pencils and the look that it gives. I unfortunatly don't have many copic markers so this makes a great alternative Plus the cost is sooo much more affordable!!

Here is a look inside the card. Sorry about the lighting. I do need to get a light box together. ;-)

The flower is was handmade by me using my cricut. It started out as plain whit cardstock.