Monday, March 19, 2007

It's a pastel world!

This is it -- the two final pastel techniques and projects I'll be featuring at the Technique Tuesday Stampin' Pastels class on March 27. I had so much fun coming up with these projects!

The technique in this In Full Bloom card is just fundamental coloring with pastels. The fact that the pastels come in all 48 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors is great, because they can easily function as ink substitutes when coloring lined images. On this card, I not only used the pastels to color in the flower, I also used the ruby red pastel to shade the edges of the whisper white card stock, much in the same way I would use a stamping sponge with ink.

The 3x3 Easter card features the Marbled chalk background technique. As you can see, this technique creates a "speckled" unique watercolor background. You will literally never see the same background twice! I thought this would be the perfect background to use with soft colors for a little Easter card. I had fun combining the images from baskets full of fun and loads of love accessories and using the new round tab punch!

Just in case you missed some of the earlier posts, you can see all 8 projects we'll be making at the class in the photo below. Registration closes on Wednesday, so if you'd like to attend please let me know ASAP.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

There's that awesome In Full Bloom set again! Since its retirement, I've hardly pulled it out and used it. Thanks for the reminder! ;)

Very clever idea using the LOL eggs with the bucket from that hostess set. Cute!

All of those cards a re great. TFS! :)