Monday, December 15, 2008

*thank you*

Today I thought I'd try watercoloring. I'm not very good at it, but I figure that if I keep practicing I'm bound to get better. I've tried aqua pens, and for some reason, I just can't seem to make them work. So I used a blender pen, and I found that it was much easier to control. It amazes me how many different shades of color you can get with a single color of ink. With my riding hood red ink pad I was able to get a wide range of colors from the very palest pink on her tights to the deeper reds on the cherries in her basket. Pretty cool, eh?

It's only 9 degrees here today, so I thought that maybe if I cranked up the heat and escaped into my stamping nook to create a *springy* card design, I might just forget about the ice and snow and freezing cold temperatures! It was a good plan that might have worked if I could have stayed home all day!
Bluebell Bittybloom by Stamping Bella. Sentiment by A Muse. Stampin' Up cardstock (very vanilla, kiwi kiss), Bella Rose designer paper, scalloped border punch, blender pen, classic inks (riding hood red, kiwi kiss, basic brown), and blossom definition. Stazon ink (black). Clear and red spica glitter pens. Copic black multiliner pen. Avacado Prismacolor marker. Bo Bunny porcelain dot cardstock. Prima flowers. The Robin's Nest poinsetta dew drops.


Pamela S. Wade said...

This is adorable Becky! So many cute ideas on here! Love the flowers and the grass! ~~Pam

Novell said...

Oh, she's like a pretty little garden angel! Adorable!

Try to stay warm! We are expecting more snow tonight, which is okay. It's the ice on the roads I can do without. My street is like a sheet of ice!

Glenda said...

Great card - you are much better at watercolouring than I am.

Stay warm... we have snow on the west coast too (which is unusual and I wish it would go away) so I can sympathize!

Take care