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Monday, 11 February 2008

Long-Time Friend

The stampset I have used for these cards is from the Stampin ' Up! Summer Mini catalogue. I didn't really like it when I first saw it, but have since seen so many lovely cards made using it, that I just HAD to buy it & now I LOVE it. I am in no way an artist - I think I actually failed art classes at school, so was abit worried that my limited colouring skills would not do justice to such beautiful images. But I am pleased to say that after some practice, I am pretty impressed with how they turned out.

For this first one I have used Watercolour Wonder Crayons & an aquapainter to colour. I scribbled the crayons on a piece of acetate & used the aquapainter to pick up the colours. I even had to get abit creative & mix So Saffron & Bravo Burgandy together to get the brown colours, as I only have the Rich Regals crayons - though not for much longer as I just ordered the Earth Element ones also!!!

Stampset: Long-Time Friend
Cardstock: Kraft, Buckaroo Blue, Close to Cocoa, Watercolour
Inks: Black Staz-on, Choc Chip
Accessories: Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Hodgepodge, Wide & Narrow Choc Grosgrain

This next card uses the spotlighting technique. I have coloured the image using markers & an aquapainer this time.

Stampset: Long-Time Friend
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum, Choc Chip, Whisper White
Inks: Black Staz-on, Choc Chip
Accessories: Wide Choc Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Peircer, Daubers, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Stampin' Write Markers

1 comment:

Kylie said...

WOW, Alana your cards are truly stunning! Thanks for the tip with the watercolour crayons, I have them on my list for my next order.
My colouring is terrible lol!