Monday, February 29, 2016
I used four different inks on the background and really thought it would be more vibrant. The final card looks fine but it's not what I was aiming for at all.
The sea horses are clip art images that I did a print/cut with my Cameo and colored with pencils.
The shells are from a stamp set and also colored with pencils.
The coral is embossed with white.
I printed the sentiment on my computer and pop dotted everything for dimension.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
I used CliffHmkBold font and Make the Cut for the word.
The 1 3/8" circles were punched from a piece of turquoise cardstock, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and the edges inked with Bermuda Bay ink.
This was inspired by a card seen on a blog from the UK.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
At the time, the "in" thing was to use mineral spirits and either Q-tips or blender stumps to shade images. Once I was introduced to Promarkers, the pencils got put away and forgotten.
There was a short video posted on Facebook recently with instructions on using colored pencils to shade stamped images that already had the shadows incorporated in the image. I decided to give it a try.
Using the pencils adds just enough color to the image to make it stand out. I used a Strathmore toned gray sketch book for the base and mounted it onto some Bazzil gray cardstock.
I like the effect the pencils give to the image. It's more delicate than using a marker and takes only a few seconds to complete.