Saturday, May 9, 2009
I took this opportunity to take advantage of the design by doing some doodling on the flowers and tear drop/paisley shapes. Of course I used my Sakura gel and metallic pens to bling out the patterns. I really need to pick up additional
packets of these pens. They are truly addictive.
I did not have to do much in the way of deciding where to add my accents. They screamed at me all on their own.
Although it does not clearly show on the card above, the bunnies are extremely reflective. I used the Sakura clear glaze pen and colored over the bunnies that I had stamped in StazOn black.
The heart and the swirls around the bunnies were enhanced with American Crafts glitter pens.
I love Easter and Spring. It is a new beginning and a rebirth. There is no better way to celebrate the risen Christ. This is a time when seemingly fragile plants force their way through hard, cold soil and brave the elements to let us know that change is on the way.
Our world becomes filled with brilliant color and a wide array of nature's beauty. This is what gives us more ideas for colors to use in our lives. I take the time to ponder how I can use these combinations to add life to my cards and scrapbook pages. Inking in the name of love. You can't go wrong.
Friday, May 8, 2009
This one is fun and whimsical. On looking back on it, I should have stamped grass under the feet of the bunnies. They look like they are just floating. When I create more for mailing, I think I will do just that. A card can never have too much ink.
These photos show a close up of the girl and boy bunny. Aren't they precious? The entire set is from Studio G. Gotta love those dollar stamp sets. I used the Sakura gel glaze pens on these. I got carried away with apertures and glaze. That raised embossed effect you get is incredible.
I stamped the image using Black Staz On ink and used my Glitter markers and glaze gel pens on the flowers and the sentiment.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The base of the card started out white and I used several shades of yellow and green to achieve this look. I tried to keep it analogous and use black as a powerful accent. The He Is Risen is slanted on purpose. I wanted to give the illusion that the circle is rising towards the heavens. Again, I inked using the stencil brushes. I just love those.This next card used those same Studio G stamps and the Sakura glaze pens. I actually used the Sakura pens on the Happy Easter and Ranger clear glaze on the egg to make it shine. Yummy.
So as not to be outdone I gave the words some sparkle and shimmer of their own using the Sakura glaze pens and some of the Fiskars glitter gel pens. And of course the eggs wanted in on the bling action. I feel that the gel pens really brought this card to life. The 3-D effect is outstanding.
It was a lot of fun experimenting with these cards. I had never done apertures before and once I started I could not stop. So guess what you will see on the next five cards or so? You are sooo smart. Apertures. As always I will find creative ways to Ink in the Name of Love.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The photo to the right is a close up of the cover behind the marching bunny. I used glitter markers here as well as inking the background in a soft pink using a stencil brush. Instead of pouncing, I swirled.