Saturday, March 31, 2012

One Image Three Ways

Finally got into the stamping room today.  Gilbert was so good to fix lunch and supper while I colored away.  Had this image I wanted to try water coloring with and also do a Copic coloring.  I found out I like the Copic the best and it was the fastest way to color also.  Used Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120 lb. card stock  I thought I would like the water color one the best but actually it is my least favorite.  I did add some liquid Pearl Ex to it to give it a bit more glitz.  However, it is my favorite of the cards I made.   So why not VOTE on which is your favorite,  leave me comment with your choice.  As always your comments make me smile and are like a hug right from you.  Red heartDSC01258This top one is the water colored pencils on GKD cardstock and the CS didn’t take the pencils very well.  Had to use a lot of pressure.


This one is the Copic colored one. You just can’t deny the brilliance that copics give you.  I dug out an old corner punch that was happy to be used again.  Remember those? I was practicing the coloring technique they showed on Split Coast Stampers last week. Always something to learn on there. DSC01255

This was the same Staedler Water Color pencils that I used on the top card but did this on water color paper from Michaels.  I learned by error that my Memento ink pad didn’t work with the water colors on this paper.  It smeared though it didn’t smear on the Pure Luxury paper.  So on this image I re-stamped it with Staz-on.  The best choice for water color paper. So you can’t tell real well but the black is taped onto GKD pure luxury with a tiny white boarder around the black but it kind of blends in with the background.   SU wide organza ribbon in black.  Unknown pink grosgrain.   You can click on any of the images to get a closer look if you care to.  Happy Weekend everyone!  Sunshine predicted for us tomorrow.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

More March Musings

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Digi-wonders.  I am using Creative Memories Story Book 4.0  It has so much that you can do.  Thought I would take pics of things I see on my daily walks.  It’s such a peaceful time in a small town and figured I better record some of it as we never know when changes come.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Posting Scrap Book Pages

Well, I like to learn new things and one thing I’ve noticed.  Learning new things takes time.  I don’t factor that in when I am learning something new and therefore I get frustrated.  Ah….an hour later and here are the digi scrap book pages I did for the new project TAKE TWELVE.  For me this is done with Creative Memories Story Book Digi program.  This is the first time I have ever used their pre-designed pages and just plopped the pics in.  That was simple.  I added the text box on the second one and expanded the tag on the first page and took off the embellishment they had on there. Easy Peasy.  The hard part today was learning how to save the pages to make them pictures so I could load them into this Blog.  Got it figured out now, though!  Okay that’s it for today, I’m going out for a walk to enjoy this beautiful day.  Aren’t we all enjoying this gorgeous early spring??

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I just found BLOCKHEAD stamp land.  :)  Lots of goodies all in one place.  Check them out HERE to enter and have a chance to win a free stamp.  Lots of great tutorials on here for unusual techniques and there is THE cutest little wide eyed Gecko stamp that is calling my name.