07 July 2012

Across the Miles at Christmas

Hello everyone!  I am SO very excited to be sharing my first project as a DT member for Crafter's Companion USA.  I'm really excited about the new Mulberry Wood stamps, and have been dying to show off my card.

I inked up the new Across the Miles image with some Memento ink - I seriously don't think I could craft without Tuxedo Black in my life.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The reds turned out beautifully!  Here is a closer look at what I used on this card:

Reds: DR7, DR6, CR11, CR9
Greys: IG9, IG7, IG6, IG5 (snow: IG3, IG2, IG1) (poster: BG5, BG3)
Greens: DG4, DG3, DG2, CG2, CG1
Browns: TN6, TN5, TN3 (ears: EB7, EB6, EB3)
Scarf: DR7, BG8
Outline/Sky: BG3, BG2

I tend to color using the darker pens first, and then add the lighter.  But there is no wrong way to color with the Spectrum Noir markers!  Once I colored the image, I went back in with a white gel pen and colored over the snowflakes, to help them "pop".  To finish off my card I added a sentiment and a bit of hand stitching; behind the image itself I added a die cut doily that reminds me of snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by - have a terrific weekend!  If you need a challenge to get your mojo going, stop by the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog.  There's a $30 gift certificate up for grabs this month, and the challenge is Anything Goes.  That's easy enough!

Stamps: Across the Miles (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Red (Bazzill); Black (Recollections); White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Figgy (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir, White Gel Pen
Accessories: thread
Tools: English Tea Party die (Chery Lynn Designs)
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lindah11 said...

Super card beautifully coloured
hugs linda xxxx

Jingle said...

Fabulous card! Such a cute image!

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love this card!!

Barb Turpin said...

Congrats! You are one busy lady! Love your coloring and shading on this card...love the font on that sentiment too!

Cibele Glazer said...

Taylor, this card is wonderful! Your coloring is fabulous!