Thursday, 28 August 2008


August 28, 2008

Today 'Ways to Use It' challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use colored pencils in your project.

Here is a card that using stamps from the Cherish and Hardware stamp collection of Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps. Stamped the pillars on both sides of the 3-3/4x4' cs with Jet Black Impress ink and colored it with Cool Gray Copic markers. Used opaque white inkssentials on the black parts on the stamped images to lighten it. Stamped the wrought iron image on another piece of white cs with the black ink and once again colored the inner parts with Cool Gray and lightened the black with the white opaque pen. Cut a portion of the inner side of the pillars and inserted part of the wrought iron image to form a ledge were the couple will sit on. Stamped the couple again with black ink just on top of the ledge and colored with copic markers. Then stamped the flowers with bird and single flower stamp from the Cherish set in-between the pillars and around it. Colored the flowers with pink pencil crayon and leaves with green and blended it with odorless mineral spirits (gamsol). The birds were colored with cream and pale sepia copic markers. Masked the images and sponged Sky Blue all around and added glitter to the flowers with a Spica pen. To give the image a all around sparkle, sprayed lightly with Patina Glimmer mist. The edges of the cs was sponged heavier with the sky blue. This was then mounted on blue cs and then onto the DP from the Cupcake Paper pad of BasicGrey. Stamped sentiment on the middle of the card and finished it off with a ribbon on top.

Stamps: Cherish and Hardware Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Paper: Cupcake paper pad Basic Grey, blue and while cs
Ink: Jet Black Impress ink, colored pencils, lemon yellow, aqua, pale sepia, cream and cool gray copic markers and opaque white inkssentials
Accessories: Spica pen, patina glimmer mist and ribbon


  1. This is FANTASTIC ... I know, you're getting tired of hearing the same descriptive words from me but I can't help it ... your work is always Fantastic, Awesome, Fabulous, Gorgeous or Beautiful!!! Joking aside ... this is really beautiful ... love your coloring ... and the layout is exquisite!!! Great job my friend!!