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no chit chat from me today – just on to the good stuff – it’s release day at Susana’s Custom Art & Cards for Sampler #3 from the FABULOUS Elisabeth Bell!!  Are they adorable?  OMGAWD!!!  To celebrate we are doing a blog hop – you should have arrived here from Anki’s blog and your next stop will be Danni.  If you stumbled in here on accident and want to start over from the begining then head on over to my buddy Suzanne’s blog.

  i was asked to work with Oh Baby and here is my little contribution to the blog hop!

how freakin adorable is her little face?!?!?!  The tag is cut using the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge using Basic Greys Nook & Pantry Paper and all three layers are put together with foam tape for a little dimension.  i inked all of the edges using distress inks and then smeared on some distress stickles along the corners with my finger – don’t they look heavenly??  i love the unique mica sparkle to these!  i also added some to the center of my prima – susana has some new ones in the store – SOOOOO nice!

my tag covers the following challenges:

Pile It On – Flowers
Practical Scrappers – flowers
Stamp Something – Cute (ended yesterday but…)
Fussy & Fancy – Dazzle Us (ended yesterday…)

for my image i used Inspirations Paints first.  i am NOT a painter.  i do not know how to shade with paints or make them do what i want on the paper.  SO i just paint it in with no shading as shown here.  i use them a tiny bit watered down so the color is slightly thinned and the black lines show through easily.  The more water the paler the color.

next i added shading using prisma pencils.  i only used one shade of paint and one shade of pencils for each color.  i also used pencils for her hair and skin.

Th final image above was gone over with a blending stump – dry over the painted areas to soften some of the lines and with OMS on the skin areas.

Using the pencils over the paints does not affect the shimmer at all!

i appreciate everyone who stopped by – enjoy the hopping!


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32 Responses

  1. Oh My GAWD!!! Gorgeous Marti. Your coloring is Fabulous…,Love it!

  2. WOW – this image is so sweet!
    An adorable tag, lovely details and colors.
    Take care xx
    Anne 🙂

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