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March 7, 2011

Something I had to finish.....Post #2 today

hi, everyone!
Recently I posted about being at the beach. While there, I was not just enjoying the sun and surf.....I was working on some images to use on cards. You friend likes to use her Copics. She's awesome at it! Me........don't have any Copics, but I love my Prismacolor Pencils! So, we each took our coloring tools and played around with different techniques. Now....I decided that Copics are not for me. I am just not good at shading the images with markers. No matter.......I still LOVE my pencils! :0) I had colored in this pretty stamped image with my pencils, and then I used a watering brush, similar to the ones shown below
The water is stored in the handle of the brush, and the brush stays wet. Sometimes, though, it gets too wet, and I have had cases of big messes. It took me some time to learn to use this thing. didn't seem so complicated when I bought it!! hahaha!
Anyhow.....I colored my image in, then used the water brush over it to give it a watercolored look. Here's the result.
I ran the blue paper through the Cuttlebug with the Stylized Flowers folder. Then I sanded it, but that was futile - my paper was not white core paper, so I used some Craft White ink pad strokes over it to pop the embossed image from the paper. The brown paper is distressed on the edges with my distressing tool, then inked with brown. I cute the small plaid piece with my SU Word Window punch, and the larger piece is a strip that I used a corner rounder punch on. These are glued to the page, and then I added the edge anchors (a CTMH embellish that I've had for a long time). I did ink the image to give it a dirty, distressed look, and the edges of the plaid are also inked.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

P.S. If you're looking for the free svg, scroll down to my first post of the day! :0)


  1. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Mo's Dreamteam card
    Hugs Heidy

  2. Wonderful! I love this kind of experimenting and it looks fantastic. Those w/c brushes are the bomb!

  3. I REALLY love the colors you chose and extremely happy with your layout and papers as well. Ok...I will try the same in copics...let's see what happens....this is so so so pretty!

  4. This is really gorgeous, Cheryl! Your Prismacolors... must be the w/c ones, not the wax-based ones?


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