29 May 2009

I am happy to introduce you to Penelope. She came to me from Paper Makeup Stamps (PMS). One of the things I LOVE about PMS stamps is that they can be purchased either bare rubber (read: less expensive) or EZ-Mount. I just slather the back of the stamp with some Aleene's Tack it Over and Over, then slap it onto an acrylic block and stamp away. I've never had a problem with any of my bare rubber stamps.

More about my card. Penelope (and a few other items) were given to me as a birthday gift from my MIL. The card below was sent to my wonderful MIL as a thank you to her for my gifts. I colored her with my Copics (that's Penelope, not my MIL of course!) I am just in love with my Copic markers! I still need to improve my coloring, but I love being able to shade and layer color with them.

Can you tell I have a thing for purple and fairies? Okay, purple IS my favorite color so perhaps I just like it with everything! LOL! I used my Labels One Nestie (Christmas gift from my MIL) and used it to mask the edges. I like the faux layer effect it offers. I added some crystal stickers to embellish the ribbon, as I felt it need just a little something. I used sponge daubers to color the background of my white layer, but I just can't seem to get the hang of using them. I should stick with sponges or find something else.

Stamps: Penelope (PMS), Fine Lace (SU); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac; Paper: Lavendar Lace, White; Accessories: Ribbon (SU), Label One Nestabilities, CB, Horizontal Slot punch (SU), Crystal Stickers (Mark Richards), sponge daubers.