Friday, January 2, 2009
These two sure are.
This is a sneak peek from the new catalog sets Love you Much (the birdies) and Goody Goody Gumdrops (the greeting). I'll show you more from Goody Goody Gumdrops soon - it has a HILARIOUS owl in it and a ton of great greetings.
I decided to experiment with the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and Gamsol - odorless mineral spirits, just to see if you could get the same look as with other pencils.
Since these images were so small, I didn't really want to use water because I was afraid it would go outside the lines.
Gamsol and the little paper pencils you apply it with give you a lot more control over moving the pencil color around. Here you can see one birdie on the right, that I colored with my light and dark blue pencils, and then the birdie on the left has already been blended. That is some seriously simple coloring to get such a cool look, eh? Then you can see my paper pencil thingy blending the right birdie. It's really very easy.
I used the piercing template from the Mat Pack for the detail on the edge of the Brilliant Blue card base, but I used the Classy Brass Punches Plus template to pierce the little arc over the birdies.
The focal piece is Stampin' Up! Watercolor paper, uncut, and so are the little hearts punched with the new heart punch. I love that teeny one so much.
Speaking of teeny ones - I told you about fang fest - where suddenly there were cat teeth everywhere - just FLYING out of the felines!
Well you are not going to believe this - but MADDIE ALREADY GREW A NEW FULL SIZED FANG IN PLACE OF THE ONE SHE LOST!! A HUGE canine tooth just appeared where the hole was.
I'm starting to be afraid of them. I don't think they're cats at all. If you don't hear from me for a few days, I think you'll know I've been dragged back to the mother ship and probed by the cat aliens of the apocalypse. I should have known when I caught them walking upright and smoking, but I just thought they were advanced.
Hey - post some of your goals for this year if you feel like leaving a comment. Zany hopes & dreams welcome!
Have a great Monday.