Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pretty Kitty & Stampin' Blends

I found time last week to experiment with my Stampin' Blends.

I am not going to lie.  I have an awful lot to learn about colouring with these.  What I will say is that I have found that they do blend beautifully.  I do think that perhaps I am a little heavy handed, which may account for the fact that I have found I have a little trouble with the ink bleeding on the edges.  You can use the Color Lifter to erase some of the bleed, but I actually liked the slightly distressed look that I got here.

Its all very experimental for me at this stage.

I had a little colouring session on some Shimmery White Card Stock, stamping out some images from the Pretty Kitty stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.   I die cut each of my coloured images using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies and made myself a little set of 3 x 3 greetings cards.

Working with the pens above, Smokey Slate (Dark) Crumb Cake (Light and Dark), Bermuda Bay (Light and Dark) and Pink Pirouette (Dark) plus the Colour Lifter I coloured in this little chap.

I applied Dark Smokey Slate to the areas indicated

Next I added Dark Crumb Cake over the Smokey Slate

Then I simply used the Light Crumb Cake Blends Pen to pull the colour from around the edge and blend towards the middle, giving subtle depths of shading where I wanted it.  I used Dark and Light Bermuda Bay plus some Color Lifter on the bow and Dark Pink Pirouette on the ears and nose.

Then I got really brave and used loads of colour.   Love this one !

I really do need more practice.  I shall be working on Thick Whisper White card stock this week, trying to improve.  But as the saying goes - "practice makes perfect !"

I found this video from Stampin' Up! really useful before I put pen to paper :-

Thanks for stopping by today.  I do hope you will pop back again. 

Have a lovely lazy Sunday - I intend to !

Bye for now.

Linda xx 

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  1. I love this stamp set, I really ought to put it on my Santa list along with Bella and friends too. They are so versatile and now with the alcohol blenders they look amazing. Thank you for the ideas for cards for the future maybe.

  2. WOW!!! Great coloring!


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