Hello everyone! We've had a weekend full of basketball! The girls are finishing up 3 of 8 ballgames they've had this weekend. Needless to say, I have *bleacher butt*! Luckily tomorrow we have no school so I'll be able to stand all day in my craft room and create!
I better get on with today's post so we can get on the road. Today I've colored up some images with Karen Lockhart's Bowl of Apples stamp. The two images below show a completely colored image on the left, with a Copic blender pen wash blending all the colors together. The image on the right shows my layers of colors with no blending pen. Notice how I leave a LOT of white space in the apples. This makes for some great highlights. Here's my finished images on my cards. If you zoom in, you'll see that the apples are not completely blended, but have a more watercolor like effect...just what I was hoping to achieve.
Here's my two finished card in full view below. I used October Afternoon paper...one sheet, just flipped the patterns. The main images are layered with Spellbinder's square and scalloped square dies.
And here's the inside of my cards. My friend Cindy Lyles is always decorating the inside of her cards and I love that look. I just used some leftover strips of the patterned paper, a Karen Lockhart birthday sentiment and an Itty Bitty Karen Lockhart apple. I used a fine tip black marker to make a line under the paper.