Friday, August 17, 2012

Alcohol Marker Blending & the next giveaway!

I am off to Bend this weekend, and here's the swap card I did for my upline's fab team meeting. I used yet another completely adorable sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - I love their style! I also chose my colors from the new Play Date Cafe Color Challenge, so for me that's Autumn Terracotta, Honey, and my new favorite neutral, Slate
I used my It's Your Day National Stamping Month special set and my shiny new CTMH alcohol markers to add the stripes to my beloved Shimmer Tape. I stamped the tape with the bold strip image using a light pigment ink to mark the stripes, then colored it with my Honey (bottom) and Autumn Terracotta (upper stripes) markers. You can see that the top stripe is darker, and for that I just colored the striped three times instead of once to layer on the additional color. How fun is that?

The main sentiment image is from one of the Cricut Artiste coordinating sets. I inked it in Slate ink, then stamped it onto the Dotty background image from It's Your Day to add the texture before stamping it onto White Daisy CS. Of course, I couldn't resist adding that little giggly [Tee-Hee] to my Hello bubble. [Tee-Hee]
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I used some tips from this fab You Tube video by Aimee Noel  when shading my butterflies for this project. If you are new to Alcohol Markers, watch the video. I learned that we need to shake the markers before coloring! I added three or so layers of color to each butterfly, using both Autumn Terracotta Markers and the Honey Marker to shade them. Each time I added color I used the lightest color as a blending pen to smooth the color across the image. When I was happy with the shading, I stamped over the top with the scripty corner image from the Scroll WOTG using Sunset Pigment Ink. I used the Autumn terracotta Marker to color in my plain sparkles as well, changing them to a soft coordinating orange glow!

And since I'll be in Bend this weekend, I probably won't be blogging much, so I thought I'd better announce the next Friday Favorite Things giveaway today! I'll be giving away a brand new C1511 Love Blooms Stamp set for one lucky Stamping Friend next Friday. 

That's it for me, as I've got a 6:30 a.m. carpool to Bend...hope you have a giggling good time this weekend - I know I will! [Tee-Hee]

28 comments:

Kigz said...

Wendy, this is so up my alley! The Slate and shimmer are two of my favorite newbies in the Idea Book. You always have such fresh ideas, and I thank you for sharing them! :)

Lady Bug said...

Great card! I love all the pizzazz you added to it with the beautiful butterfly and such. Way to go! :-)

My Creations with Michelle said...

I love this stamp set and would love to win it....thank you for giving me the chance. You the butterfly.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great idea to color the silver trim! Love how it turned out!

Beverley said...

Beautiful card! Love the glitter & the butterflies x

Robin said...

Love the butterflies!!!! They would look great on a scrapbook page layout that I am planning on making. I am leaving a comment and following you. I have also featured your giveaway on my blog http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/2012/08/click-below-to-enter-for-another.html

If I knew how to sign up to follow you on pinterest and leave my link I certainly would...but I have not figured that out yet!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Jen Timko said...

Wow, wow, wow! Such clean lines but with such a wow factor! Gorgeous butterfly! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Jen said...

Beautiful card with some fantastic colors! I love that shimmery tape and how you enhanced it by coloring on some stripes. And what can I say about that butterfly? Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lamerized said...

This is awesome! I've always been a collector of nice stamps, and paper collectibles, but alcohol marker is entirely new to me. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad someone pinned this up on pinterest!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, and I would love to join in!

Valerie said...

This card is gorgeous, and I LOVE the techniques!

Casandra Bennett said...

This card is super cute! Love the way you blinged it up!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

What can I say??? You always have such fabulously creative projects, with helpful tidbits of info. Love all you do! Never would have thought of coloring on top of that ribbon... lol. Wonderful card. TFS

Karen said...

Love all the techniques! The stripes and butterflies really add to the card, but I love how you stamped the sentiment on the background stamp and got that texture! Really cute!

Jayma Malme said...

Love this, Wendy!! Awesome colors and glitter and still CAS.

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous!! I just love your coloring with the markers and your glittery banners!! :)

Shari Nelson said...

I saw your card on Freshly Made Sketches and it drew me to your blog. I love the color palette you used, very pretty card. Nice job on blending the colors on the butterfly.

Allisa said...

Great card, love your butterfly.

Jen Sannes said...

I love the blended color on your butterfly and thanks for the tips! That glitter tape is fabulous, too. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

~amy~ said...

love your card...that shimmer tape is delish! thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Veronica Z said...

Whoa, your card is fantastic! I have a soft spot for butterflies, and your glitter tape is SO pretty! Thank you for playing along this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Michelle said...

Love the alcohol inks on the glitter ribbon! That's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

*markers

Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... this is so pretty, that butterfly is awesome and your glittered strips lovely!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun card and I just love that shimmer tape! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Connie Mercer said...

love the card and the glitter tape!!!! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!!

Kailash said...

Lovely card, the shimmer tape is fabulous!!

Jenna Shannon said...

Lovely blog, and what a great tutorial! Please count me in for the giveaway, and thank you for hosting it! =)

Sarah Anderson said...

ooo Wendy, this is lovely, no wonder it made the fab 4 over at the play date cafe! Congrats

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