Sharon D said...
Congratulations, Sharon!!!!! Please email me at susanraihala at woh dot rr dot com with your snail mail address.
And Dixie pointed out someone from North Carolina uses sursee to refer to dog treats. Well, I and my grandmother are born and bred in North Carolina (as Dixie knows), and so that makes sense. But Grandma definitely used the term for people treats.
2. The OLW for this week is brought to you courtesy of Karen Dunbrook. Check out her blog tomorrow for the challenge! My apologies to Heather for being unable to participate in or promote her blog last week. I totally nailed a card for her challenge, too. Will post it soon!
3. We have another take on the Hampton Art present stamp. This time, will wonders never cease!, I colored in the outline present with Copics!
Coloring these presents and cutting them out is incredibly easy. I saw the technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog a while back. You stamp the image to be colored on scrap paper, then color it without regard for staying in the lines. You can be as sloppy as you want!
To color, just quickly color the whole image with a light shade. Add a bit of dark across the bottom, and then use the light marker to blend the two with circular motions of the marker. Repeat as necessary to get the intensity of color you want.
Finally, you cut the images out, and they look just a neat and tidy as can be...at a fraction of the time it takes when you have to stay in the lines!
Jennifer is brilliant.
I used the Hero Arts happy definition stamp to ground the images, and of course added a touch of bling to each because...well, bling doesn't need a reason, does it?
stamps: Hero Arts, Hampton Art
paper: PTI white
accessories: Copic markers, dimensionals, rhinestones