Welcome to the Hop!
Well, Tilda insisted on it being a ‘jump’! hahaha
You’re going to be inspired by the Perfect Layers and Faber Castell Design Teams! Hop through the list of designers and comment on their posts for a chance at the prizes offered… $50 in product from Faber-Castell and the set of three Perfect Layers rulers and the perfect Square, value $45!!! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! You have until midnight EST, on April 5th to complete the hop.
I stamped Tilda on hot press watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Black ink, watercolored her by coloring the pens on my stamp a ma jig imaging sheet and picking up the color with a waterbrush. I’m delighted with how easy it was and the look I achieved!
Skin – Light Flesh 132
Cheeks – added water to Pale Geranium Lake 121
Hair – Raw Umber 180
Clothes – added water to Magenta 133
I did go in and shade the skin and hair with the markers direct to the paper. The brush tip is really thin and lends itself to details easily!
After I cut Tilda out, I went around the cut edge with the black marker. I LOVE it! Good coverage and No bleeding!
For the grass… this was fun! I started with Light Green 171, making strokes for the blades of grass with the marker tip and then watercoloring a little under them with the scribbled ink and waterbrush. Next I added Leaf Green 112 blades of grass and then Permanent Green Olive 167. Awesome markers for blades of grass!
I do have a ‘thing’ for little white flowers! : ) The Stampers Big White pen came in quite handy to add little dots to the patch of grass for flowers! What a great pen!
I also made my own polka dot paper! See the blue strip on the front… cute! Depending on how hard you push down, is what size of dot you get! The flower dots are teeny and the dots on the strip are big! Love it!
The Clouds are the Puffy Clouds die from Memory Box, edged with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool. Two EK Success Nesting punches for the sentiment… 1 3/8th in and 1 1/2 in.
You all know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Perfect Layers Tools! (enter code, ‘Sparks5%’ at checkout)
What a time saver! Mat your creations in a fraction of the time it takes to get them even with a trimmer! YEA! I have the set of three… yes… it’s great to have them all! You just never know when you’ll need them! On my card today I have the 1/16th inch mat and 1/8 th inch mat.
HERE is a video tutorial I made using Perfect Layers Tools! A few tips on it… I cut standing up…works the best for me with the full size x-acto knife blade, #11 size. I love the Fiskars fingertip knife… link below.
Here’s the inside of my card…I wanted to show you that the Perfect Layers Tools work for a random look too! I had the piece of blue left but not the right size… oh well… use it, I told myself! so I did! lol Worked great to use the larger measurements on the rulers. This is a 5 1/2 inch square card.
So glad you stopped by! I love sharing the coloring mediums and tools I love to work with! I hope you’ll try these tools too! You won’t be disappointed!
Here’s a list of the other blogs with posts for the HOP! Enjoy! Comment and good luck!
(winners posted on the two store blogs on April 6th)
Supplies I used on my card…