talk about soggy we are getting some major soaking here in VA. i feel for all of the poor people along the mississippi though – at least we are not dealing with flooding. just heartbreaking to imagine what everyone is going through. i will be watching as the crest passes through the area where my family lives in south louisiana.
I’ll be doing more work today on my Colored Pencil 2 class – i am still on track to have it launch next week YAY! i know alot of people are asking for it and anxious to get it going! in fact i am enjoying picking the pencils back up so much that i found it difficult to work with copics yesterday when i was coloring some images for an ad! of course Colored Pencil 1 class is always open for new students as well. that’s the nice thing about online classes!
my project today is for a challenge called Clear It Out – Through the Craft Room Door is sponsoring this one and the winner will receive a free one year PDF subscription!
The idea behind Clear It Out is to use up things in your craft room that have been neglected and this week’s challenge was coloring mediums:
Isn’t she darling??? she is a digi image from A Day for Daisies on Etsy – i LOVE these images – different than most. sometimes i really need something new ya know? i like the rough edges of the images. my card uses a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey’s Sweet Threads. my flower is cut from scraps i dug out of my scrap box (which really really needs to be sorted and put away) and cut using the Mother’s Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge (i do not need punch bunch punches…i do not need punch bunch punches…i do not need punch bunch punches…) i really like how it came out. an idea is creeping around in the back of my head – i have a punch bunch project book – i wonder if i could make similar flowers using mother’s day bouquet…?
The layout uses the sketch from Mojo Monday this week. i really liked this one! lots of room for interpretation!
so what neglected coloring medium did i use? my twinks! Twinkling H2Os to be precise. i actually just pulled them out for the first time in over a year just a week or two ago but i still think they qualify as neglected! this pic is from a different angle and really captures some of the shimmer you get with Twinks -dee-LISH!
i did not use watercolor paper because the image was already printed out when i decided to do the Twinks but it still worked out nicely. i also did a second image but i have not decided what i will use it on.
here is a better look at the flower as well as a good look at my dimensional dots – the new Magic Pearl Pen from Viva Decor!
These are very cool – not the same as the regular pearl pens. they are sort of iridescent/transparent/interference. the look you get will vary slightly depending on the color paper underneath. the pen here is the white one – they also come in blue, lilac, rose, lemon & transparent. the one in the flower center has more of a transparent iridescent look while the pearls on the green paper have more of a white frosted glass look. neat stuff!
now it’s your turn! pull out your most neglected coloring medium and show it some love! then link your card to the challenge at Clear It Out for a chance to win a free 1 year PDF subscription to TTCRD!