Saturday, April 16, 2011

BOOM!!! hee hee hee

I picked up the new June 2011 (yeah -- JUNE) issue of Stamp & Scrap and they had the cutest card that I just HAD to try -- there are still a couple others, but here is the one I started with!
It's called and Explosion Card! How cute is this???
But, wait!! It gets better!! Look now -- it EXPLODED!!

I used my copics to color the butterfly - it has stickles on the wings and the little hearts - I used my Tim Holtz "Worn Lipstick" distress ink on the pink circle paper, and I used Core'dintaion paper (sorry - not sure of the name - it's the brown with green underneath).
The stamp set was from Stampin Up. It's from Merci (a Sale-A-Bration set) and the sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

My First Tilda

Okay -- I gave in. At first, I wasn't sure about the Tilda stamps.... and then I saw the one with the tulips... (not to mention the ones I have on pre-order - ssshhh-- hubby doesn't know yet....) Tulips are my most favorite flower!
Anyway -- I've been practicing coloring. I used my Stampin Up water color crayons and blender pens. (My Copics are not here yet - hubby knows about them. But I am going to be limited in colors for now.)
I used my crayons, they are my most favorite medium to use. I'm pretty comfortable using them, so I thought it would be best to use what I know. Ya know? ;o)

Okay -- the Tilda in blue is my first one - just getting the hang of coloring her in - not much shading (there is a bit) and then I did the pink one - trying the hair/lighting techniques.

Now - remember these are not finished to use in a card - I'm just playing! I hope the pics are good enough that you can see them. Any help/suggestions that you can offer -- please feel free!!
I've also added a pic of them side by side to see the difference. Please don't pay attention to the smudges in the middle -- I had a little help from a certain little person with sticky fingers. And, no - it wasn't the hubby... ha ha
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