I wanted to "play" with my new Close To My Heart Alcohol markers and La Belle Vie. After studying the papers I came up with this card.
I still only have the new markers that I got at Convention. :o( I am eagerly awaiting my order. The rose (from Card Word Puzzle) has been colored with the Cotton Candy markers that I received. A number of people have commented and asked about the "hows and whys" of these markers and I will delve into that when I get a larger complement of the pens, but I will tell you that you can blend, add shading and give a more realistic look to your coloring than with water based markers. As a side bar, the leaves were stamped using the Olive pigment ink on Sweet Leaf card stock. I like how the pigment ink gives a more textured look to stamped images.
By the way, I should give credit where credit is due....the sketch is from Mojo Monday's challenge this week.
It's a nice sketch, don't you think? I learned today, that I do like the La Belle Vie papers. They will be much more useful that I originally thought. For Now, Happy Crafting!