Thursday, February 24, 2011

Colour Create Challenge

Hello everyone.....

This weeks Colour Create Challenge is being
sponsored by High Hopes Rubber Stamps
and Sharon has invited the High Hopes
Divas to play along as guests.
Well.... I couldn't pass up the chance to
join the CCC DT once again!!!

Sharon T has chosen the theme for
this weeks challenge....


Fruits to choose from:
Melon, Apple, Banana, Kiwi, Cherry, Orange, Strawberry,
Pineapple, Papaya,

I am using
Coconut, Kiwi and Banana on my card.

The adorable images I am using are.....
Myron Monkeys Heart
by artist Dustin Pike
Single Banana
Go Bananas sentiment
and grass

I embossed the images with black and painted
them with Tombows. I stamped coloured and
cut out the extra bananas. I stamped the
background with Perfect medium and the
single banana stamp. I also added some stickles.

Be sure to check out the Colour Create Blog
and check out the awesome creations the
DT have to share with you!!!

Have a fabulous day
Thanks so much for stopping by......


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

High Hopes Challenge #103

It's time for the High Hopes Challenge.

This weeks challenge is brought to us by
and she has chosen

For my card I am using these gorgeous flowers
designed by artist Laurie Furnell

DH Bloomin' Flower Border
Bloomin Daisy Corner

DH Bloomin' Corner

I am using a different technique this week for my
watercoloring....Tombows and the blender pen!!
When using the blender pen you are able to
use ordinary white cardstock and you don't
need to emboss the images!!

I stamped all the images with Stazon jet black
ink. Tombows are a dual tip marker and instead of
using the brush tip...this time I used the journaling
tip. I traced around the inside of each image.
Using the blender pen I went back into each
petal and leaf and picked up the ink from
the inside edges.... to just have light shaded
color. The bloomin' border that I have used
on the envelope was a perfect fit for the flap...
so using the same technique I decorated the
envelope. When coloring on a thin paper such
as the envelope be sure to put a piece of
cardstock inside the envelope in case the
ink bleeds through.
This is a great technique for a quick and
easy watercoloring effect.
I hope you like it!!

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog
and check out the fabulous cards
the Diva's have to created to inspire you!!

Have a wonderful day
and Thanks so much for stopping by...


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

High Hopes..."Dragon Bling"


It's tutorial week over at the High Hopes Blog

Our Diva Tanya has made a fabulous tutorial showing
us how to create an Easter basket....
It is absolutely adorable!!!!

I have been playing around lately with a lot of different
products and my most recent venture is with
"Shrink Film"

I created this bracelet... "Dragon Bling" with some of
Dustin Pike's awesome dragons and accessory stamps.

It was really tough to get a good pic because of the
glare of the shrink film so if you want a better look on the pic to enlarge it.

My shrink film was clear and smooth on both sides so
I had to sand one side (with fine sandpaper) .
After I sanded it I stamped the images with Stazon jet
black ink. I colored all the images with pencilcrayons.
I cut out each image and punched a 1/8" hole at the
top of each one also for the ring. I used my embossing
heat gun to shrink the images. After they were cool
I glazed the rough sanded side with glossy accents.

I hope you like was a lot of fun to make!!

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog
and check out Tanya's Easter basket tutorial !!

Have a Fabulous day
Thanks so much for stopping by....


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

High Hopes Challenge #102


It's time for the High Hopes Challenge
I hope you have been enjoying the fun tutorials
over at the High Hopes Blog every other week!!

If you missed
Jeanette's " Copic Coloring Tutorial"

you might want to check it out here.

This weeks challenge is brought to us by
and she is asking us to create a
"Valentine/ Love" card

I just couldn't resist making this set of adorable

and a little back pack to put them in.

All the images are colored with Tombows.
The card bases are cut with different shaped nesties.
I also added lots of stickles...which are really hard to
see in the pictures.

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog as
the Diva's have some awesome creations
to share with you!!

Have a Wonderful day
Thanks so much for stopping by....


My "Watercoloring with Markers Guide"
and Tombow markers are available at
"The Rubber Room online store"

Be sure to check out my
Tombow Marker Video Tutorials

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

High Hopes Tutorial Week

Hello everyone....

This week over at High Hopes Challenge Blog is

"Tutorial Week"

For those of you who don't already know the
High Hopes Challenge is now bi-weekly and on
the off week one of the Diva's will be sharing a
tutorial with you.

This weeks tutorial is by
and she is showing you how she colors
an image with Copic markers.
This is one you are not going to want to miss!!
So pop on over to the High Hopes Blog and
check it out!!

I am sharing a card with you today
with the most adorable clown
"Silly Billy"
from the original High Hopes cataloge by
artist Tony De Marco

I embossed the image with black and painted it
with Tombows. The frame is cut with my nesties
and embossed with a CB folder. The borders are
punched with my MS loop corner and
border punches.

I hope you like it!!!

Have a wonderful day
Thanks so much for stopping by.....