Saturday, February 19, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Post - Color Me Happy!

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is about line stamps that need coloring - my FAVORITE kind of stamps. I'm happiest when I'm coloring, and of course I chose something floral. Raise your hand if you're getting antsy for Spring to arrive. I know I sure am!

The stem of flowers in Honeybee Home kind of reminds me of hollyhocks or delphiniums, and since delphiniums come in my favorite color, I colored the flowers blue! (Big surprise, huh?) 😄 After die cutting the scalloped background, some Pear Pizzazz was added with a Blending Brush to add a little glow behind the flowers, and was then embossed with the Hive 3D folder.

Since we don't have Garden Green or Pacific Point Stampin' Blends, I used the old trick of pressing the ink pad onto the lid to make a puddle of ink to dip a brush into. An old Clear Wink of Stella brush that was just about dried up worked perfectly when I added water to the barrel and used it like a Water Painter. The added bonus was there was still lots of glimmer left, so the flowers and bumblebee have added shine. AND the brush tip is very fine, so it's good for detailed images, too.

That's my share for today. Click the Next button to jump over to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Lori at Loritamarie Crafts has made!

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps: Honeybee Home
  • Paper: Basic White, Garden Green, and Soft Sea Foam cardstock
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Bumblebee, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz
  • Accessories: Honeybee Blooms Dies, Scalloped Contours Dies, Beautiful Trees Dies (greeting label), Hive 3D Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels, Blending Brushes, Clear Wink of Stella

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