12 July 2009

Sharing the Love

I recent bought this set from Archiver's with one of their 30% off coupons; Bubbles from Our Craft Lounge (OCL). I fell in love with this set when they did their blog hop.

Pat from Technque Junkies recently had a sell on the TJ CD's and I took her up on it and purchased the 5 I did not already have. I love that I can open the CD and have a year's worth of techniques PLUS 10 bonus techniques and I don't have to have internet connection, (if for some reason that goes down.) Anyway, this technique is a bonus from CD #6 called Metalic Stone.

Remember that blog candy I won from Pat's Technique Trail blog? The silver layers are from that stash and called Vintage Silver Lustre text. I love the swirl design and thought it would work with this underwater card.

I used my Copic markers to color this image. I wasn't able to blend, the ink soaks in pretty quickly, but didn't really blend. That is okay with this card. My color inspiration came Kimm's Copic Color challenge to use YG67, B23, and E47. Well I don't own any of those so I approximated with YG45, B24 and E44. I added B29 and E49 as well.

I used the July sketch challenge at Rubber Stamp Chat for the card's design. The sentiment is stamped onto the vellum layer. I didn't want to cover all that beautiful Metalic Stone technique but was afraid that the sentiment wouldn't stamp well on the texture. Here's my card:

Stamps: Bubbles (OCL); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Paper: Ballet Blue, Garden Green, Whisper White, vellum, Vintage Silver Lustre; Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch (SU), Copic markers.