Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Kit?


About a year ago I participated in a card kit exchange. When all my kits got here, I didn't know what to do with them. None of the kits contained the one paper I could color on at that time. So I put them away and promptly forgot about them. I was looking for some thing the other day and came across the kits. They each had 3 stampings of the same image, some embellishments, maybe ribbons, and several 6 x 6 papers. I decided that I needed to see what I could do with them. This little gal was calling to me! She is stamped on watercolor paper with memento inks - that means no watercolor things or the ink runs. I really didn't want to try my copics on it either. (By the way, I now color on anything I come across - just takes practice as most papers have their own special good points as well as not so good ones.) So I thought, why not try my prismacolor pencils? I do have quite a few of them as I used them for needlework several years ago. OMS = odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol is one brand). You put some on a pencil stomp (tortillion) and wipe over where you colored with the pencils. It "melts" the pencil and makes it look smooth. I colored some on scrap paper - just a solid scribble - and used my stomp and oms to blend colors! Never thought of it until I was coloring and didn't have a color I needed! It works! Anyhow, I was pretty happy with the way my Tilda came out! It wasn't hard at all and I think this might be a way to go when you are traveling and don't want to take a chance on wrecking your copics! This kit had red and green papers. I punched the edges to make them lacy and the "ribbon" was made of cotton! Just had to use the buttons that also came with the kit. I made a spellbinders scalloped oval out of a patterned paper that was also in the kit. The only thing not in the kit are the roses and those leaves I cut from a new die I just got. Of course I stickled the flowers as I needed more stickle. I also have been dying to use some doilies I came across when I found the kits. I love red and green and especially together. Can hardly wait to try another kit now! Hope you enjoy it. I would love to give credit to the gal who sent the kit, but am not sure she would want her name published for nothing. Guess I was just too much of a newbie when I did this exchange. I was thrilled with what I got, just wanted to keep the kits together - you know as kind of a challenge? Here's a special hug to those gals that sent those kits! By the way, it was the Magnolia-icious yahoo group. That was the first one I joined and it was quite awhile before I joined any others. I still belong and love it - the other ones, too!! Hugs to you all, Barb F

9 comments:

Rene said...

She is PRECIOUS!!!!
Rene :D

Cricket said...

Adorable card.

cheribella said...

I have been out of commission for months and haven't even looked at a card or blog...for some reason your post called to me and I opened it. I am so glad I did:) Your work is beautiful and every one of your cards put a smile on my face. Just reading your posts makes me wish you were a neighbor or something...just what the doctor ordered to perk me up. Keep up your wonderful work and your cheery posts and thank you for sharing so much of yourself.
Cheri

Linda said...

Such an adorable card!!!! You did a great job !!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your coloring is amazing-such a beautiful card!

Christina C. said...

Beautiful design and colors! Sweetly colored Tilda....she is a cutie!!!

Elle said...

I like your card lots! The colors are beautiful.

Liefs Ineke said...

Beautiful colours. I love it.

Have a nice day and greets Ineke

Faye said...

Adorable. Fantastic job!