Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quick coloring tutorials and a giveaway!

I made this Acetate Treat Holder for a tutorial over at Scrapbooking Supplies R Us.

I also made this quick and easy card.

Before you head over to the acetate holder tutorial, I wanted to show you how I colored the pumpkins on the tag and on the card.

For the tag, I stamped the image on watercolor paper in Staz-On.

I inked up my craft sheet with Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distress Ink.

Before applying color to my image, I like to "wet" the work surface.

Then I pick up some of the Dried Marigold off of the craft sheet and start "painting" the pumpkin.

Here is the image after several layers of color:

Then I started to "pull" the colors from the pumpkin out onto the surrounding area.
This allowed me to create highlights on the pumpkin and add some color to the watercolor paper.

Here I added some bling with my clear atyou Spica pen.

A quick and easy way to rough up the edges is to simply use your fingernail!

I used Copics on the card. The paper I used is Coconut Swirl (Bazzill).

I used the chiseled end to give the pumpkin a quick coat of Y17.

I used YR04 to add some dimension to the pumpkin...

Then I went back over the entire image with the first Copic, Y17

I used G99 once to cover the stem and leaf.

Then I went over it again to create some shading.

Here's the pumpkin as is:

Here is the same image with a touch of gray all around the image:

Now for the information for the giveaway!

Everything you see on the little card can be yours!

- Copics I used (Y17, YR04, G99)

- Happy Halloween Pumpkin stamp (Hampton Arts)

- a bottle of Spooky Dew Drops

- Boo to You "Monster Mash" paper

- Boo to You "Frightful Friends" paper

- 1 yd of Orange swirl ribbon

Simply go to my Halloween Acetate Treat Holder tutorial on Scrapbooking Supplies R Us.Text Color

Scroll all the way down to my signature and click on "Leave A Comment".

Leave me a message there about what you thought of both tutorials (coloring and treat holder) by this Friday (Sept. 25th) and you will qualify for the drawing!

Good luck!!

Time for awards!

I wanted to take a moment and thank all who have been so sweet to leave me awards.
It makes me so happy!
There's just a small problem.
I haven't been very good about keeping track of who sent me what.
I will work on this!

In the meantime, here are a few awards that have been waiting acknowledgement.

The Lemonade Stand:

"Choose seven ladies who according to this award show an attitude of gratitude"

From my dear friend, Siobhan Kline

Thank you so much for thinking of me, Siobhan!

I am so glad we are online friends across the miles.

I can not wait to meet you in person next month!

I pass this award on to:

This lovely award is from fellow La-La Land Crafts DT member, Kim Blakey.

Kimmi has been going through some very tough days.

She lost her brother suddenly in a car accident a week ago.

If you get the chance, please stop by her beautiful blog and give her some love. xx

The rules for this award are to link back to the person who gave it to you and list 5 things you love to do!!

Well now, 5 things I love to do...

I love to snuggle with my two little boys.

I love to watch movies while I stay up late and stamp the night away.

I love to bowl.

I love ordering "white gummi" or "pink star" at Jamba Juice.

I love to read!

Now I have to choose 5 of my friends to give this to...

Ethel Amutan - The Paperquilter

Helen Laurence - Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts

Mariska van der Veer - Sending You A Little Smile

Siobhan Kline - Adventures from the Monkey Hut

Tracy Falco - crafty insomnia

This one is from my online friend, Helen Laurence.

Thank you, sweetie! Honoured to have you in my circle of friends!

The terms of this particular award are:-
1. Make reference to award and publish it on your blog
2. Share 5 things you like to do
3. And share with 10 blogs
4. Inform each blog

The 5 things I like to do are :

I like to make people smile.

I like listening to my boys giggle.

I like to stay up late... very late. :)

I like colouring and drawing.

I like hanging out with my friends... ya know who you are! ;)

This award goes to all of my friends and readers.

Thank you!

Please take this award and pass it on!