For my final Three for February card I decided to use watercolours in the form of Distress Ink markers. I stamped and heat embossed the birdhouse on watercolour paper using black embossing powder, then used the markers and a water brush to add colour.
This month I've decided to work with one of the many gorgeous stamp sets I have in my collection. It's from Imagination Crafts and features a lovely little bird, birdhouse, leafy branch and a couple of sentiments. It's a wonderful set that would be suitable for lots of different occasions.
There are lots of interesting techniques you can use when stamping, from heat embossing to stamping on fabric. This month I'm going to focus on colouring mediums and will show you how one stamp can have many different looks depending on the product you choose to colour with.
First up - alcohol markers.
Alcohol markers (e.g. Copic markers, Spectrum Noir, Sharpie, etc.) are wonderful when you want to achieve a bright, clean result. They blend well, provided you use the correct paper, and now come in a huge range of colours for every imaginable project. Not only do they look fabulous with coloured images, but they have the bonus advantage of being capable of colouring non-porous surfaces such as rhinestones, brads, metal and plastic. You can use them to recolour embellishments and personalise most other items.
Today's new release is for all those wonderful grandparents who provide wise words where necessary, special treats for no reason and "olden days" stories for when modern life gets too rushed and too filled with distractions. Thank you grandparents, you're the best!
This month, my Pinspired By card is based on a beautiful creation by Amber, from Damask Love. She used lots of lovely bright colours and a little star shaped flower on her card, while I went with my favourite autumn tones and a gorgeous maple leaf stamp.
I finally had a chance to sit down and play with the new "Loving Stanley" set that was released earlier in the week. I love this little bear, he's so quick and easy to colour and cutting around him is a cinch!
I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the Beccy's Place family - Stanley.
I've designed Stanley to be an easy to colour character, with few lines and not too many intricate details. He's great for beginner card-makers and also for those who love to fussy cut images for their paper crafts.
Congratulations to KT Fit Kitty, Suze and Teresa H!!
You are the randomly chosen winners of the January challenge.
Please visit my online store and select either a full digital stamp set or three individual images. Email your choice to me at email@example.com. Thank you to everyone who played along last month, I hope you'll join in again for the next challenge!
It's time for a new monthly challenge! Create a card or project using any Beccy's Place digital image, free or purchased, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 28th of February 2014 (AEST).
Your project must be created during the month of February 2014. You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish. At the end of the month three random winners will be chosen to receive their choice of either a full set of digital stamps or three individual digital images from my online store. Good luck!
Don't have a blog? No worries! Email a photo of your card or project to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it on my Guest Blog and link it to the challenge for you.