Cross and Believe Scripture Set
This Cross has got to be one of the prettiest crosses I've seen yet! There's a lot of intricate detail on it, but not so much that you'll go crazy coloring! For some reason, this card reminds me of a cake! I used to make cakes for all occasions, and this reminds me of a First Communion cake I made once! I had a cross pan and decorated it in these colors! Anyway, I digress...back to the card! It's colored with copic markers, and highlighted with a white gel pen. These highlight marks are right on the image, so it's a no-brainer to figure out where they should go (something I have difficulty with for some reason). After coloring it, I added some Platinum stickles to it, cut it out, and mounted it on a piece of Almost Amethyst which was cut and embossed with the curved rectangle nestie. The dp behind it is SU's retired Uptown dp. I just love this dp and wish I had more! This diagonal stripe sort of reminded me of rays of sun shining down. I also used the largest nestie in the pack to cut and emboss my Whisper White base. I didn't have flowers in colors to match, so I pulled out various sizes of flowers in white and colored them with a copic marker to match! Love that! The gold brads were also hit with some Platinum stickles for more shine and I added more sparkled to the flowers with a Sakura Clear Star gelly roll pen. The sentiment is one of five in the Believe Scripture set and was punched with an oval punch. I wish the camera would have picked up all the sparkle on this card because it is quite lovely!
Isn't this guy just the happiest turtle you've ever seen? I fell in love with this Dawdling Turtle the moment I saw him! I used some new techniques I learned at my Copic Certification Class I attended last week. The shell was colored and shaded and then I took my copic blender marker and held the tip down on the color to "push" it out of the way so make these spots on the shell. (I was going to do a tutorial of this technique, but Beate already had one done which you can see here.) I also created the ground by just dotting my marker along the way to create a pebble effect. The blades of grass were made with a green Spica pen (I just had to get some shine in there somewhere!), and the sky was created by using a soft brush and Pacific Point ink while the image was still in the nestie. I also used the clear Spica pen on the spots on the shell. Again, the camera doesn't do it justice! The sentiment comes with the stamp. ("Slow and Steady Wins the Race" is a reminder of the story of the turtle and the hare.) It was cut and embossed with the Spellbinder tag dies. The coral buttons are from PTI and the green from SU. I threaded floss through the ones on the side and ribbon through the button on the sentiment. This button was like a slide with wider openings for the ribbon to slip through. I also used Christi's sketch for the card, but deviated from it a bit in regards to the placement of the sentiment. The image in the sketch was square, but my image was rectangular, and my sentiment wouldn't fit! I don't think anyone will mind, do you? LOL!
Well, I hope you stop by Paper Makeup Stamps today or tomorrow because these and the other new releases are on sale until tomorrow, March 30! Just click on the April preorders to view all of them. There are some wonderful stamps there for as little as $1.80!
I forgot to add one more thing! My best friend Maria and I went to our jeweler yesterday to purchase a Pandora bracelet for our friend's birthday. While I was there, I saw a turtle charm. I asked to see it and Maria asked "Why?" I told her it was to commemorate my first stamp I received as a DT for Paper Makeup Stamps. Here's a picture of it on my bracelet! He's right in the center! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: PMS Cross and Believe Scripture set
Paper: Whisper white, almost amethyst, Uptown dp (retired SU)
Copic Markers: YR23, 24, 31; BV02
Accessories: Prima flowers, white gel pen, Platinum stickles, oval punch, gold brads, Sakura Clear Star glitter pen, curved rectangle nesties,dimensionals
Dawdling Turtle Recipe
Stamps: PMS Dawdling Turtle
Paper: Kraft, groovy guava, garden green, PTI white, DCWV Animal Crackers dp
Copic Markers: E25, 31, 33, 35, 51; G07, 24, 28; R20, 22; W-1 & 3
Accessories: Nesties and tag dies, buttons, ribbon, floss, Spica glitter pens, dimensionals