Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring into April

I am loving the Spring into April promotional stamp sets from The Angel Company! I will be posting for the next three days with cards from each of the three sets. Here is a link to cards I have already posted using these sets too. These sets are available only until April 30 with a $30 order and they are either $5 or $7 a set. They are great. For these samples I have used the paper collection Lilly Anna in the pinks, blues, greens and whites. I decided the bird would look good with a tail too ... so I stamped the heart in the set three times and cut them out to make him a tail. I pulled out my favorite coloring method, water color crayons to color the bird. I prefer using the Niji water brush with the crayons and i take the color off of the bottom of they crayon so I can save the tips for direct to rubber stamping. Some of my crayons have at least a 1/2" indent on the bottom of them since i use them so much .... but they will last a lifetime! I love the way you can get depth with just one color on this one (future projects i will show you how to get depth with two colors from the same family). Just put down a light layer of color and then add a little darker color where you want it to be darker. I added some scoring with my Scor-pal for detail, a little highlight on the green paper with my glitter gel pen, and a bow from the matching ribbon set for Lilly Anna.

I had a great Mojo class last night, another tonight and one on Sunday and Monday. If you haven't signed up for a class yet and want to be sure to let me know soon. Here is a link to a sneak of those cards. I have a double pocketed gift card or chocolate or tea bag holder, Mother's day cards, a great inside pop up card, a mini card photo album and more. I feature using different color combinations, using the Scor-pal for decorative backgrounds and watercolor crayons. I do sell the call direction sheets with pictures if you are not local ... just contact me for information.

Today is a cleaning day getting ready for my friends to come on Thurs. Ave a great tax day!! Mine are already in. Blessings


Heather said...

Very cute and clever Rita! As usual!

StampinCarol said...

Such clever use of the heart for the bird's tail! You definitely think outside the box! I love it!! Can I be like you when I grow up!! LOL!