I love the gorgeously life-like flowers in our Happiness Shared Stamp Set. The markers I used were ideal for coloring these images to bring them to life. I'll be showing the ladies how to color with alcohol (not the drinking kind!) and markers at the New Techniques class on Friday, 4 March 2011.
I first stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon and then started to color in with the Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker and aqua painter but (maybe) I had too much alcohol that the lines ran! I next tried Basic Black Craft Ink and Black Embossing Powder and I liked the contrast between the Poppy Parade and Black so much better.
I liked coloring in with the marker and alcohol filled aqua painter. The colors blend so smoothly no matter how many passes with your aqua painter. The colors did not wash out and stayed true to color.
I sponged Soft Suede all around the flower but I'm not happy with it – next time I'll leave the sponging off.
Before I go, I'd like to announce the winner of the Free Stamp Set of the Month for February. The stamp set was Plane and Simple from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
And the winner is Bonnie Johnson! Bonnie, please let me know whether you would like the clear mount or the wood mount.
The prize for the March Free Stamp Set of the Month is a $25.00 gift certificate. You can choose anything you want from any of the catalogs and I'll pay shipping and taxes.
If you would like a chance to win, just place an online order at my Stampin' Store and your name will be entered automatically into the contest.
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Stamp Set: Happiness Shared (w – 117038) (c – 120534)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (105019), In-color Patterns Designer Series Stack (117158), Poppy Parade Card Stock (119793)
Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink (102192), Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (115657)
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon (119263), Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker (119801), Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (109133), Heat Tool (10005), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folders (120175)