Monday, January 31, 2011

Fun with Sweetheart Papers

These will be little treats given to my WOTG participants this month. I'm loving this paper so much!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Heart 2 Heart challenge....go wild

I made this Thank You card for my husband to send to a gentleman he met with this week to gather information and network. DH loved how it turned out :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

12 months til Christmas Submissions

Submit your entry to the 12 months til Christmas Challenge

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

12 months til Christmas

It's only 12 months until Christmas is here again. I don't know about you, but I seem to run out of time every year. So, here's a fun challenge. Make 5 Christmas gift tags per month. By December, you'll have plenty to use and maybe even give away...Hope you'll play along. These are my tags for January

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

H2H color challenge....

Decided to make an off-color Valentine for this challenge using A Love... LOL

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge....Pear, Sky and Colonial White

Here's offering #1 for this awesome color challenge. I had to wrestle it away from my 15-yr-old to get a picture LOL. She really likes it! Hope you do too!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Black Magic Tutorial

Start by stamping a solid image on black (or other dark) cardstock with White Daisy Pigment Ink.
Stamp desired pattern onto cardstock.
Use heat tool to heat-set image.
Choose 3 colors of watercolor pencils from the same color family to color image. I chose greens and blues to go with Magnifique papers.
Begin with the lightest shade in the center of the image.
Continue with all the images that will be in that color family.
Use the next darker shade around the center color, overlapping in places. Press hard with the pencils.
Finally, use darkest shade around the edges of image, then finish the same steps with other colors.
If you have a white gel pen, that will work for the next step. Since I didn't, I improvised with a blending pen and White Daisy ink. It worked really well.
Add interesting dots around images, randomly or in a pattern you like.
Complete colored images with white dots.
Attach piece to card base and embellish as desired. Have fun trying Black Magic, and show me what you come up with!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Black Magic

I found a tutorial for this awesome technique at Splitcoaststampers. The colors are even more vibrant in person. If there is interest, I'll be happy to create a tutorial here...