Coloring is one of my absolute favorite things to do. The moment I laid eyes on the new Harvest Lantern stamp I began salivating - LOL! This image is a coloring dream Ü Being I was just coloring for pure enjoyment this time I failed to write down which colors I used. I have to admit that it was so enjoyable to just color for fun, so I apologize for not writing down the colors I used this go round. I promise that I will color this image again and then list the colors.
To color this image I used my Copic markers together with Prismacolor color pencils. I am only guessing here, but I think perhaps I used at least 12 of each to add the depth to this project. I then used my Clear Glaze pen to add a glassy finish to the Hurrican Lantern, as well as some Spica glitter pens to add a little shimmer and shine to the whole creation. Marianne has talked about the Copic Opaque White - I have found that I am too lazy to use a paintbrush, so instead I pull out my Inkssentials White Opaque Pen. With this pen I can achieve similar results without the hassle of cleanup - as Martha would say, 'It's a good thing". Ü
The Mango notecard was stamped with the Oak Leaves backgrounder. Rather than inking it up in one solid color I used three different colors of Ranger Distress ink to add variation to the image unfortunately this detail is really hard to see it in this photo. I inked the entire image with Scattered Straw, added a little Mustard Seed and then topped it off with Tea Dye.
I then used one of my new Pierceabilities, S4 173 Fancy Scalloped, to add the piercing and embossing to the right edge. As we get closer to the arrival of the Pierceabilities (sometime in September is still the projected date) I will continue to do tutorials showing how to use them in different ways. Our list is growing and so if you would like to be added please be certain to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last little tidbit I would like to share is this little envelope liner template. Using some of the new Twiggy paper from Memory Box I was able to add a colorful decorative liner to my envelope above. Adding a liner to your envelopes is just one of the things that you can do to make your cards appear even more unique and special.
Be certain to take a peak at Debbie's blog today to see how she used the Pierceabilities on her project. It is absolutely gorgeous!