Thursday, January 12, 2012

hot pink fun!

hi all!

CHA is right around the corner!!!  that means pics are starting to surface of new goodies and some i am really excited about are the spellbinders - today the first peaks came out and WOW!  in particular - the double sided embossing folders - awesome!!!

i love love love my time at cha.  i love seeing all of the new stuff of course but i can see that online.  what's better is the time spent with the amazing friends i have made through this silly little blog from all over the place that i only get to see once a year.  and of course i love the time with my buddy suzanne - we always have fun together!  in addition i get to take a few workshops - i usually take the ranger workshop but it fills fast and this is the first time i was unable to get in.  so instead i am doing one with luminarte paints and two mixed media - can't wait for those!!!  i will be sure to let y'all know what i learn!

meanwhile i have pulled my watercolor pencils back out after a LONG period of serious neglect and i am loving playing with them!  i will be putting together a class on watercolor pencils for Color Me Creative coming in the spring - yay!  this will be the third in my colored pencil class series.  i recently had some derwent inktense watercolor pencils "jump" into my cart chatting me up about my 40% off coupon in my purse when i was at Michaels.  i used those on this cute little LOTV card.  the card uses the current sketch from SCS and i am entering it in the following challenges as well:

Creative Card: Resolutions (get my watercolor pencils out)
Crafty Creations:  Use something new
Cardmaking Mommas: Use something new
Color Me Creative: Hot Pink, Black & White

and here is my card:
lilly of the valley stamps are just SO SO adorable!  i used a fantastic collection of papers from my minds eye called lush - the buttons were part of the collection too.

as i mentioned my image is colored using inktense watercolor pencils.  these are a bit more challenging than the regular derwent WC pencils but i do love the brightness and vibrancy of the colors.  i brushed over her wings, her little ball antenna and the ball on the end of her stick with luminarte twinkling h2o shimmering watercolor paint.

what do y'all think?


  1. oh this is one super cute image love your colouring really beautiful detail too bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxxxxx

  2. Great card love the image thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.
    Jenny x

  3. Very cute card. Than you for joining us at CMC. Love the watercolor technique!

  4. Cute card, love how you coloured her.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations
    Kat xx

  5. Beautiful card Marti. Love that LOTV cutie!