Friday, February 27, 2009
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done sometime this year (I'll have it to you in a couple of weeks after I get mine).
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.
5-The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog! (then come here and post, I WILL check your blog *wink*) The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! So....who will be the first 5 people?????
Here is the tutorial.
She was using colored pencils, mineral spirits and blender stumps, but I used my watercolor pencils and the blender pen, and I thought that worked fine also. I'm thinking that a similar process would work for markers--I'm saving up for a set of Copics, and so I'll have to figure out how to use them!
On another note. I've come to the realization that I couldn't possibly afford to own all the sentiment stamps available (I could try, though!!), so I thought I would work on my handwritting a bit. (My third grade teacher would be proud!) I suppose I could use the computer, but I'm trying to get away from the computer, since I make my living working on it. . . so, here's my inside sentiment that I lettered myself.
I was surprised to find that lettering wasn't really that hard--I just practiced on scratch paper for a bit and came up with my own font of sorts. I did study a bit of caligraphy out of a book when I was a teenager, so that kicked in, I think. Maybe I'll go check out a book on caligraphy--it might be fun to try again. The stamp set I used on the inside is SU Noteworthy. Anyway, I'm continuing to learn as much as I can and having fun in the process!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
This set is so cute, and Simon Says Stamp is giving it away as Blog Candy! Let me know what you think of my card and try for a chance to win it. Thank you Heidi!! Hmmm, which set should I get next?!
Happy stamping! :-)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I discovered that I can ink the edges of the paper with a dye ink pad (I use the Whispers set from Inque Boutique) and a foam spongey pad thing I bought in the art department at Hobby Lobby. Then, I can go over it with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink and its applicator in Walnut Stain and it adds a bit of color and grunge at the same time. I'm sure this isn't anything new, since I think I'm about the newest person to cardmaking, but I was glad to discover it!
Well, DD and I made some cool things today with my new Whispers marker set (again from Simon Says Stamp!) I got my inspiration from (don't laugh at me!). . . a Kleenex Box!! I will post that as soon as we make them into cards or a scrapbook page. Not sure which! Have a great evening and happy crafting! :-)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This is such a cute set! It's called Owls and Branches. I've got another one in the finishing stages, and it has all three owls in the set on it! I'll try to post it when I'm done. Cute, cute set! I encourage you to check out Simon Says Stamp. They have an amazing amount of inventory and are really nice folks to deal with! More soon as I have time! :-)