Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Be Brave

Happy Tuesday!  This week's mantra is be brave!  Be brave in trying new techniques, be brave in trying new products, and be brave is stepping out and doing some things that you may not be all that comfortable doing...like recording weekly videos!  Yup...I've taken the plunge and am going to be doing my best to post weekly videos on the new eclectic Paperie You Tube channel!  Glup!  I'm a bit nervous as I tend to get too tense when I know the camera is rolling and then I'm full of  "ums...." as I try to remember what I wanted to say! LOL!

However, I have two new videos posted...one showing how I used Faber Castell Big Brush Markers to create the shading on today's flowers, and another (which I posted last week) demonstrating a gesso resist technique
So...Big Brush Markers...they're a blast!  I've been having so much fun playing with them again...I bought them about two years ago and they've been sitting in my studio ever since, mostly because I didn't know what to do with them!  I'm just learning, hence the simple video, but am hoping that as I learn I'll be able to share my ideas and techniques with you!
As for today's card, it was actually created for last week's Mix-ability challenge on Splitcoast.  The challenge was to use pen in some way on your project.  I started by using Dylusions Ink Sprays on a piece of cardstock and then stamping the Poppy Background stamp (a Donna Downey design) onto the sprayed paper.  (Oh, I also used the new Quartrefoil stencil with the White Linen spray on the background, before the stamp!)  Then I got to work with the Big Brush Markers, coloring in those beautiful flowers.  Once my coloring was done, I went back with a fine tip marker and re-sketched the outline of the stamps and added some sketch lines to the insdie of the flowers...to give it that hand drawn look.  I also added some doodles around the edge of the card and traced the sentiment (from teh She Sprouted Wings stamp set) onto a piece of vellum.  I then mounted this big 'ol card (it's almost 7" x 4") onto a piece of white corrugated cardstock (from Fancy Pants) and added some pick buttons to finish everything off!
I hope you have a moment to stop by and follow the eP You Tube channel and let me know what you think of the videos.


Peggy Lee said...

Your card is so beautiful love love the colors you used....thanks for sharing.

Peggy Lee

merrymstamper said...

This card is sooo gorgeous!!! Wow!

Lori said...

So gorgeous Kim! Love it!