Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trying a New Technique

Gosh, I didn't realize that it has been so long since I posted.  But, that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy.  Friday evening I attended a crop and met a new group of lovely ladies.  I worked on a project that I can't post yet...heeheehee...Saturday I had my Card Workshop.  What fun, we colored all day.  You know, whether it be water colors, pencils or Copics, nothing helps you recapture your youth like coloring a stamped image!  The rest of the time, I have been working on some new techniques to share and to teach at my classes.

Here is a new technique that I played with....adding texture to your focal image.  Texture is so important on your cards and scrapbook layouts.  It helps add movement and interest.  Texture can be added in many different ways.  You can add bling, 3D Flowers, multiple layers, dry embossing and in this case, I actually used my Cuttlebug to emboss my focal image.

This card is actually made for the Simply Scrapping Crafts weekly Copic challenge that will be posted later today.  The challenge this week is to complete a card that uses Yellows in your image.  Believe it or not, the image (from Flower Pot) is actually colored in all yellow or yellow-red shades.  That is the beauty of Copics....with over 300 shades to choose from, your coloring possibilities are endless.  Flower Pot is a current Close To My Heart stamp set that is just perfect for all kinds of coloring.  I have used water color techniques, colored pencils and water based markers to color the image, too.

Don't be afraid to try different techniques.  Sometimes you lose, but more often you'll find something new and interesting.  Remember, our projects are ART!  Art is an expression of our souls.  As paper crafters, we express ourselves on paper!  :o)  For Now, Happy Crafting!


Casandra said...

I saw this card on the BB yesterday, but can't recall if I posted a comment or not. It's beautiful. Your coloring is fabulous.

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card. Really like the Swiss Dots embossing on the main image, it adds such a nice dimension.

Lucy said...

beautiful, love how you carried over the dot image throughout the card,