To answer the question about preparing my images for coloring: I stamp my images with Palette Black Noir Hybrid ink onto Papertrey Stamper's Select White cardstock. I can color immediately with my Copic Sketch markers. I don't heat set, I just start coloring. Hope that helps.
When we have a nice day here and there(not today by the way, it's nasty cold here), it makes me long for Spring. I sit on my porch and look at my flower beds and think about what new flowers I might plant this year, hoping for a glimpse of a new sprig of green. It will be a few more months before my flowers even begin to pop up so I guess some springy cards will have to do.
Today I'm working with Karen Lockhart's Sunflowers stamp. Typically I would color the flowers in a sunflower theme for this image, but I wanted my main image to match my patterned paper......so blue flowers it is.
I colored the flowers with Copic Sketch markers and used a piece of coordinating patterned paper to paper piece the watering can. The stamps along the bottom of my image and on the circle embellishment are from Papertrey's Around & About Sentiments. I love how they coordinate with everything.
I finished up my card by cutting my main image out with Spellbinder's Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Die Templates. I just love the vibrant colors on this card, a very cheerful color scheme indeed. Hope you're having a great day.....I've been scoping the blogs for new CHA products, visiting The Pioneer Woman blog (man, is she funny!)....and keeping warm, it's quite a dreary day. I've also been coloring up lots of NEW Lockhart images, so stay tuned.
Note: Some of you have asked for Valentine ideas for teachers. You can click on the Labels sidebar on the left for Valentines and it will show you my past Valentine posts....and I'll be working on this year's Valentine projects soon so hopefully I'll have some new posts to show you. Have a great day everyone!