Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I'm posting for 2 days straight for the first time in a very long time. Yay, me!!

Today, I decided to use the sketch challenge from My papers are from a stunning pad by Teresa Collins, Fabrications. The ribbons I've used are a great colour grouping that goes really well with this paper; olive green grosgrain edge, ivory crochet trim and two tone ivory satin ribbon, all from May Arts. As always, my bow was made with the help of my Bow Easy tool.

I've used a stamp I've had for awhile, but haven't had time to use. I really adore this darling bunny image from Lily of the Valley called, Spring Swing. I've stamped this image on 140lb cold press watercolour paper using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then, I let this image sit and dry really well. Really, really well. Because I used Distress Ink Markers to colour this image, I didn't want the black ink to bleed into my watercolouring. I let it sit for a couple of days because I just didn't have time to colour until today but normally I heat set the ink before I use water on it. I love the result!! Also, a little tip for Distress Ink Markers: store them horizontally. I went to use a brush end of one of the markers and it was nearly dry. This was totally my bad because I know better, but I've become accustomed to my copic markers which can be stored any old way I want! The lid of the Distress Ink Markers container has edges so it won't roll around when it is on its side.

I love this sentiment. 'Nuff said!

stamps; spring swing, dreamy days circular sentiments (lily of the valley)
paper; fabrications (teresa collins from ihp), kraft, haley (bazzill)
ink; memento tuxedo black (tsukineko from ihp)
accessories; distress markers (ranger from ihp), lg & sm circles, labels 18, classic ovals nestabilities (spellbinders), victoria embossing folder (provocraft), crochet trim, olive, ivory ribbons (may arts from ihp), lt green rhinestones (kaisercraft from ihp), bow easy, aquapainter


Judy Rozema said...

Wow, Loretta! This is totally adorable in EVERY way!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh is that ever sweet, lovely coloring and that sentiment is great! I have not used water with my distress markers, next time you use them can you share how you do that :) also thanks for the tip in storing them, I have been storing them vertical with the brush tip down.

Lisa said...

Such a sweet card. So much to look at it and it all flows so nicely. Fabulous!
Lisa :)

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