3/25/2010

More Spring

Hi everybody! Thank you for your sweet Birthday wishes! March is a month with many birthdays and April, too! Yesterday was my husband's, next is our nephew and then my Dad....
But now to a card! I had this beautiful stamp sitting in my desk for a while without inking it up and it screamed spring! So I did some coloring on Kraft for the Hero Arts Spring Challenge:


I first tried another technique, but it didn't work! I read somewhere that it works to color the stamp with copics and then mist it with the copics blending solution. So I sat there and colored my tree with various colors which took me quite a while! I then misted it with the blender and stamped. No good. Splotchy. And I feared I ruined my stamp. But I got rid of the color with more blender. No harm done. Has anyone else tried this? It sounded very promising to me... Maybe I just did something wrong!

Next week will be my Day on the Hero Arts blog!! I am so excited and hope you'll like my projects!

Have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Vanessa

30 comments:

Dawn said...

Vanessa -love the colours on the kraft card on this one.... pity about the Copics - I had heard that you could do this as well... but as i only have a few Copics I haven't tried it.
BTW - my prize has arrived. Thank you so much - all those papers are just lovely as is your card & ATC.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! you colored that tree so beautifully, Vanessa! i LOVE it! humm... I have never heard of that particular copic technique you described... it sounds really interesting though... will have to go and search it and see what i can find! can't wait to see what you make for your day, too girl! they must be amazing!! =)

Ayana Posadas said...

The coloring is fantastic!!!
You did an amazing job on this card! It's so pretty! :)

~ Ayana
www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com

Ayana Posadas said...

The coloring is fantastic!!!
You did an amazing job on this card! It's so pretty! :)

~ Ayana
www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com

Vicki said...

Oooow beautiful card Vanessa and what a stunning stamp, I love it!
(love all of your colouring:)

Hugs
Vicki x

Amy Heller said...

Oh my word, Vanessa! THis is GORGEOUS!!! I love it!! That stamp is TDF!!! Your color choices divine! LOVE!

Ciacchina said...

meraviglia delle meraviglie!!!!

NinaB said...

This cards shouts spring, for sure. My tulips are finally coming out and no more snow on the ground. I can't wait to see your day on the HA blog.

Kate Lewis said...

Vanessa - this is STUNNING!!! I love your colouring and the kraft background, BEAUTIFUL!! Off to buy that stamp now lol! Love Katexx

Marlene said...

Wow - this is so pretty!

Agata said...

So finally how did you color it? With colored pencils? Anyway, it looks so cheery and lovely!

Tiffany said...

What a wonderful mix of colors on this tree, perfectly designed!

Sanne said...

I can imagine you jumping around - cann´t wait to see what you will show on the HA blog!!!!
This is such a great colored card - love all the happy colors on your tree!

AnitaRex said...

Next week is your day on the HA blog? Soooo excited for you! Love your card! that tree rocks! Hmm no copics here but could you have used Staz on cleaner to have cleaned off the stamp? I find that stuff works on everything!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is amazing! I love your coloring! Can't wait for your day on the HA blog next week!

Lucy Abrams said...

Vanessa this is GORGEOUS. Love your colouring. Can't wait to see your day on the blog projects. :)

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Vanessa, love your beautiful tree card, I am just catching up with my favourite blogs after my little trip away. So glad you had a lovely birthday and I am looking forward to seeing you on the Hero Arts blog.
Hugs
Sally

Nancy said...

Love this pretty card, Vanessa; the colored tree is so lovely on the Kraft cs base. Can't wait for your blog day on Hero Arts, I have no doubt I will be amazed by your work.
blessings,
nancy

Nancy said...

This is just lovely, Vanessa! Perfect coloring. You have to experiment to get better, RIGHT? That's what I think. I am so looking forward to your day on the Hero Arts blog. I know it will be the BEST!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Your day is sure to be fabulous!

Jane said...

Gorgeous!!

Isha said...

great Card Vanessa. Love the coloring. Will wait to see your work on Hero Arts blog. Congrats.
Isha

Sandra said...

Love the Coloring. It's so bright! What Coloring is it instead of the Copics?
Interesting zechnique with the Copics, never heard of it.

Chris said...

Vanessa, this beautiful. I love how you've coloured it.

I have this stamp - still uninked...

btw I've heard you shouldn't use alcohol based colours on rubber. It can eat into the rubber and spoil your stamp.

donna mikasa said...

Awesome card and coloring! Looks like you've mastered this technique beautifully!

Anke said...

GENIAL !!!

LG
Anke

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh Vanessa..... I love love love this!! Awesome card!

Elise said...

I haven't ventured into the world of Copics, just yet, but whatever you did with this card - I think it's fabulous! What fun, first of all! This image is DARLING and I love it on Kraft with all of that delicious color! You ROCK! That's what I say! Delightful work!

Karen said...

How fun & funky! :> Love the vibrant colors on this sweet tree. And I'm glad the stamp survived the experiment! :>

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the colours!
I haven't ventured there myself yet but i heard if you colour on the stamp then mist with rubbing alcohol since copics are alcohol based it might work better!