Friday, March 4, 2016

Playing with some new toys

Hi Ladies!

Well we got some more snow last night.  It was supposed to be between 2 and 4 inches before it ends today.  After spending a week and a half in California with beautiful warm weather I was not looking forward to this.  At least we will be up to about 70 by Wednesday.  I am so ready for some warm weather so I can wear flip flops.

When I was in California I took a few stamped images and some new coloring ideas and tools I ran across.  I had been watching a lot of You Tube videos for different coloring techniques.  I found some fun ones that I tried out.  I will be sharing some of my efforts throughout the next few weeks.

For today's card I recently purchased some Inktense pencils.  I have the prismacolor ones but the Inktense are watercolor while the prismacolor uses mineral spirits to blend the color.  I saw several different ways to blend the the Inktense pencils.  One of the ways was to use the Wink of Stella pen to blend the colors.  I colored my image with the pencils then went over it with the Wink of Stella pen.  when it was all finished I had a glittery image.

To create my card, I cut out my image.  I took the Softly Falling embossing folder and embossed a white piece that was my layer.  I mounted the layer onto Melon Mambo card base.  I added my image with dimensionals.  I then cut out my greeting and mounted it onto the card base with dimensionals.
As it turns out the colors I went with actually fit the color challenge at Color Throwdown

Here is my final creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today!  I am supposed to have a couple of workshops today.  We will see if the snow cancels them or not.  If it does, I will be playing in my craft room.  Have a Fabulous Friday!



samantha's cards said...

lovely card!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the softly colored flower and the texture of the embossed background panel. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!