I took my inspiration from Hero Arts blog this week, and created my card with kraft card stock. I colored the images with colored pencils....still one of my very favorite mediums. I love the control and various looks you can get with good colored pencils. Here is my card:
Here's a closer view, so you can see the shading and highlighting. I use three or four shades for each color/area I'm doing. For example, for the flowers I used a soft peach, medium peach, darker peachy/rust, and finally a deep rust, with touches of brown. I add white colored pencil "highlights" after all my other shading is finished. The white highlights really make the images come alive, don't you think?
Here's the inside of the card:
Be sure to check out Hero Arts Club Blog here http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2011/05/03/colored-pencils-kraft-paper-yum/ to see the pretty flowered background card they made with this technique.
I hope you will dig out your colored pencils and give them a try on kraft card stock! So fun.
Stamps used on my card are by Flourishes. I purchased them online here http://www.flourishes.org/ . I really like their stamps. They have some lovely images. The stamps are well made, also. These stamps on my card are from two clear sets, and I'm loving them!! Hop on over to check them out.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes - Timeless Tuesday Flowers challenge here http://www.flourishes.org/category/challenges/
Stamp Something challenge here StampSomething Weekly Challenge Blog . The challenge was something with wings...I think this fits.
And, now, finally, on to my news!! Drumrollllll...........
I now have an Etsy shop!! I have been working hard, setting up my shop, making my banner, etc., etc. I think what took me the longest is coming up with a name that was not taken. I had to have a name that encompasses ALL of my crafts and products, not just the cards and scrapbook pages. I also make gift items and wedding accessories, like garters, flowers, money/card boxes, favors, etc. I finally settled on my shop name, Tattered Daisy. Daisies are my favorite flower, and tattered speaks to the distressed look I am partial to. tee hee.
For those who are not familiar with Etsy, it's an online marketplace where people sell their hand made crafts. Anyone can join, and it's free to join. You can join just to shop, which is so fun, as there are so many extremely talented artists/crafters on there!! You can also open a shop, if you choose. You can read all about it on the site.
Please do stop by my Etsy shop for a look around. Keep in mind, I only just opened it, and it takes time to get it all set up. I have only entered four or five items so far, but have been taking pictures like crazy, and will be spending every free moment downloading to the shop. This whole working thing really gets in the way of my creating!!! But, I'm trying to be patient. It will get filled up in no time.
The good news is, there is a place on Etsy to sell supplies that crafters use to make a craft. What does that mean for us? Welllll, it means that I can sell stamping/scrapping supplies on Etsy. As long as it is an item that is used to make a craft, I can sell it. So, in a few weeks, I hope to have some card kits, online classes, and some stamping items for sale in my shop.
As a matter of fact, I just ordered the Bow-Easy!! So many people have asked me how I make my bows. I use Bow Easy to make all my pretty bows for my cards. It makes seven sizes! And is oh-so-easy to use. You'll wonder how you ever did without it! I will let you know when they come in, and I get them in the shop.
HERE'S THE LINK TO MY ETSY SHOP: TatteredDaisy on Etsy . This link will take you to my profile. Just scroll down the left side and you will see the word "shop." Click on "Tattered Daisy" under that, and it will bring you to my items for sale. My shop policies are listed in the shop area on the left...just click on policies.
If you like what you see, please "heart" me there. Would love to see you.
That's it for today. Let's hope for an end to all this RAIN!! My poor basement hasn't had a dry floor in weeks!!