Monday, July 30, 2012

Sea You Soon with Some Odd Girl & Spectrum Noir

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing this card I made using Some Odd Girl stamps that 7 Kids College Fund just started carrying! I adore these stamps and just have a blast coloring them. I also got to try out Spectrum Noir markers on this image as well. It was the first time I'd colored with Spectrum Noir and I have to say, they work great! You can get the blending you have come to expect with alcohol based markers at a fraction of the cost so if you have always wanted to try alcohol based markers I'd say, these would be a great introduction for you! I am working on a few ideas for video tutorials and we will also have a special collaboration with Crafter's Companion in the Oct/Nov issue of Designed To Color! So, stay tuned!




Here is a close up of the coloring I did on this mermaid. I adore her hair and kept her pretty much monotone except for her bright top which I was bummed that I got a bit of random ink on there as I was  putting together the card! But, it happens and I really wasn't about to toss her just because of that! I adore the Webster's Pages paper I used and just can't get enough of it. I think it will be one of those collections that I use every last bit of it! 

I know my blog has been quiet lately and it stinks! I am trying hard to find that fine balance between all the things I want to do, need to do and HAVE to do. Like this week, I'm DESPERATELY putting the finishing touches on the Aug/Sept issue of Designed To Color! The digital magazine will be available Aug 6 with the print magazine shipping about a week later. CHA (you can read all about my time there at Designed To Color) really took a good chunk of my time this month and I wasn't able to work ahead to get the magazine ready for an Aug 1 release. That is my goal and I know I will get there! I have TONS of help putting together Oct/Nov so I think it will be a little bit easier on me. I can't wait for the Aug/Sept issue to release - I think you are all going to love it!


7 comments :

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful ♥

lizzie said...

C... I love this more then cake... and I kinda love cake a whole lot!!!

Roxy said...

Love this image and your colouring!!!

Denice said...

Mmmm mmm mmmm! This card is eye candy my friend, eye candy!
:Dxx

Danni said...

Fabulous card!

Alyce said...

Carisa this is just gorgeous! Such beautiful colours and the layout is really pretty :)

coops said...

so gorgeous carisa.stunning sweet mermaid :D

xx coops xx

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