Friday, February 8, 2013

New Release Friday!

Hello Friends! It's Friday and that means that there are new digital stamps at MelJen's Designs! Melissa has some super cute digis for you, take a look...

My card features that adorable Little Baby Dragon.

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I have been so inspired by my buddy, Jeanne and her Creative Bliss blog! She uses colored pencils and OMS to color her images and her artwork is just lovely! Soooo, after printing this little dragon onto my favorite white card stock, I colored him with pencils! I used Derwent Inktense pencils and they are a dream to work with! One of my MelJen's team mates used them on this card HERE and I loved it so much I had to treat myself to a set. The beauty of these pencils is that they can be used wet or dry. I used them dry for my card. And because they need so little water to activate the intense ink colors, they can be used on most any card stock, not just watercolor paper. The colors go on, smooth as silk and they blend together beautifully! I just LOVE 'em! I've included a video for you see just how nifty these little guys are.

The camera doesn't show the sparkle and shine on this fella. I put orange glitter on the heart on his tail. His cheeks, horns,toenails and diaper pin have glaze pen on them. And his wings are coated with crystal glitter. Now, I'm calling this dragon a 'HE'. But this can easily be colored up as a girl. Wouldn't this make a cute baby shower card? I die cut the focal image and dusted on a little blue ink for background interest. I added texture to the card stock, using a tiny bubble pattern. I embossed the sentiment in brown and added on a few buttons to finish off my card.

All of the new stamps are available in the Shop. And don't forget about the Sweetheart Sale going on now until Valentine's Day. Please take a moment to stop by the Design Team blog to see what the other members have to share with you.

digital stamp: Little Baby Dragon(MelJen's Designs)
stamp: Cupcake Collection(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Cryogen White(Inspiration Emporium)  Old Olive, Soft Suede(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper:Welcome Neighbor(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Versamark(Tsukineko)  Broken China Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Classic Square Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
embossing: Tiny Bubbles embossing folder(Provo Craft)  Early Espresso embossing powder(Stampin' Up!)
other: Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils(Derwent) glaze pen, Clear Star glitter pen(Sakura)  Orange Sherbet, Crystal glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)  buttons(Stampin' Up!)  Rustic Twine(Papertrey Ink) 

Just a quick note about the Inktense pencils...They are pricey.  I purchased mine from Dick Blick. They had the best prices and I felt that the larger set was a much better value than what Michael's or Hobby Lobby sells the small sets for, even with a 40% coupon. To view a video showing a brief intro to the pencils click HERE. And to view a video showing how beautifully the pencils blend when using them dry, click HERE.

That's all for me today! Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.



Sheila H said...

Darling card - I love that little dragon, Barb. Your coloring is great no matter which medium you use.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the compliments on my work, Barb! I definitely agree with Sheila...your coloring skills are very strong no matter what medium you choose. This dragon is adorable! What a fun image to color. I always admire your attention to detail. The background piece that is mostly embossed and then smooth is a great look. Thanks for the information and the links to the Inktense pencils. Will watch with interest! Have a great weekend!