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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Daily Special - Featured Stamp - Hero Arts

Hey Everyone! I'm in a happier mood today. I had a few nice people such as Annette Talpas, Anita Mellies, Gabby, Jen from Pieces of Me, Cathy from Scrap and Stamp Ink, Malieta from Life Simple Pleasures, Tejal from Creating New Expressions Everyday, Chelemom from Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker who all have been helpful in lifting my spirits.

I'm sorry if I missed naming others but you know who you are. You've all been very kind and I really appreciate your emails and comments. Your kind words made me "smile".

Today's daily special is "Featured Stamp" by "Hero Arts". This stamp is titled "Doodle Daisy". I really like this stamp. . .the flower is about 2 3/4" in diameter so it fills up the card up a lot.

In case you're wondering. . .yes, I colored each individual swirl and patterns. You probably wouldn't have the same patience as I do to color all of them individually. A good fill in is to stamp the image over colored paper and fill in areas that you want additional color. I colored all the images while watching the news on TV. . . well, more like "listening" rather than "watching. It's a great way to be on top of what is going on in the world and color in detailed stamp images. I found strategies to help me in my stamping so I don't get impatient and try to rush things and watching TV while stamping helps me from getting bored - I also turn on the stereo and listen to "upbeat" music.

Card 1 Detail:

Other stamps: K&Co "Special moments"
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Olive Green, Colorbok scrapbook paper
Ink: Prismacolor pencils and markers
Accessories: American Craft Elements ribbons, button by Foof-a-la, brads from JoAnn, Stampin Up Ticket Corner Punch

This second card, I embossed the background with the CB folder and highlighted the embossed areas with a Pearlescent Chalk Set by Pebbles, Inc. By the way, the chalks leave a "shimmery" effect rather than a flat effect that regular chalks leave. So worth the $17.00 I paid for the set. I actually bought two sets - each set comes in 30 different colors so all together I have 60 pretty colors.

Card #2 Detail:

Paper: Cool Caribbean, Cameo Coral, K&Co Designer Paper
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Markers, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalking Set
Accessories: Darice Rhinestones, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Organdy ribbon

Stamping Tip:
If you take a look at the designer paper, do you see the "pink" color of the DP. . .well. . .the original design did not have a "pink" color. . .I thought the paper would look nice with the image but the color did not exactly match. To solve this problem I colored in the "pink" color with a marker to match my flower image.

Card #3 Details:
Paper: Always Artichoke, Pink Passion, K&Co Designer Paper
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Markers
Accessories: 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, brad by JoAnn, Darice Rhinestone


kathy said...

You are so very talented. I did one of your shaker cards and it came out so Pretty. I love looking at your blog and getting ideas. I don't always comment but I am here everyday sometimes two and three

Gabby said...

OK you go again making me want to get your fabulous I do have to save for my SU purchase...LOL! I'm glad to hear you're in a better mood today! BIG HUGS!!!

Jen said...

i love how you just make everything match with everything! (you know what I mean). so what do you do with all of your cards?

Ila said...

Gorgeous cards! I love what you did with this I want this stamp. I am wondering too..what do you do with all your cards?

Michelle said...

Maria, your cards are truly amazing! I love coming to your's eye candy!
You are so generous sharing your sketches!

Anonymous said...

OMG I love this...the coloring alone is beautiful. Thanks so much for taking the time to teach and share. Some of us really need it.