Welcome to the Color Your World Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of ways to COLOR what you love as we highlight a few of our current Close to My Heart products! If you have come here from Valerie Kapsha’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.
I never saw myself as a person who would enjoy “coloring”, but it is something I have become fond of especially when using our TriBlend Markers and Watercolors. For this month’s Technique Blog Hop, I chose to feature these two wonderful items on my Shaded Seashell card♥ that I created for my husband.
I knew that I wanted to keep this card simple and easy to re-create♥, so I began designing a blue background on a piece of watercolor paper. I swished paint onto the paper using a Flat Waterbrush, quickly dried it with my heat tool, then stamped some random “sand” along the base with Almond Ink. I used that same “sand” image to create white sea foam.
After stamping the sentiment with Intense Black Ink, I adhered the watercolor paper to a card base, then framed it with a Stitched Glacier Rectangle. Now the fun can begin!♥ After stamping the seashell images with Intense Black, I pulled out a my TriBlend Markers and a few Shimmer Brushes. I was delighted by the fact that each marker had ALL THREE shades I needed to create shadows and dimension – no extra thought needed.
Once the sea shell images were shaded, I used a Wisteria Shimmer Brush to add a little color, applied a touch of Gold Shimmer to the Sand Dollar, and drew a few little highlights with a White Gel Pen. The shells were attached to the card with Foam Tape and a few Rose Gold Sequins added. How simple is that?♥
Those TriBlends are some of my favorites to shade images with. Each one comes with all three colors♥ needed to shade and highlight your design. Members of my VIP Group were able to watch a video showing how these NEW Markers work as they watched me use them to shade my Warm Wishes Card. To me, these are one of the better alcohol markers for crafters, like you and me, who wish create beautifully shaded images without breaking the bank.
Now ‘Hop” on over to Maz Wood’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas for Coloring Your World.
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14 thoughts on “Color Your World Technique Blog Hop”
Your cards is gorgeous! I love all the techniques you incorporated to make it perfect!
Thank you, Melissa.
Very pretty card! I especially like the technique you used on the background!
Love your card – your colouring is terrific!
Gorgeous!! Love everything from the background to the coloring!!
Thank you, Cat. I hope it inspired you to try something new.
Absolutely LOVE this card!!! I want to join your VIP group so I can see you color those shells!
I wish I had been able to color those shells. The video in my group shows how I shaded a Christmas Ornament, but it is the same concept. You are always welcome to join.
Love this card and the techniques you used. I need to play with this stamp set next. It is on my desk saying “Kim come play with me.” LOL
It is a fun one to play with!