Good morning everyone! If you haven't yet commented on yesterday's card, you have until noon today to be in the running to win it!
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Yesterday both Crystal and Martha asked about the ink smearing when they use digital images. If you heat set your image after you print it, you shouldn't have any problems. I heat set really well and have been able to use copic markers, water based markers, colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits, and even water color. Now not all printer inks are alike, and a friend of mine was at my house one day with an image she had printed on her printer. She heat set it and was still having problems with it smearing. We sprayed her image with a light coat of a workable fixative and then she was able to proceed without any smearing. You don't have to run out and buy any sprayable fixative though if you don't already have some; just use a light coat of hair spray. You can also do this to seal your chalk! Please let me know if you have problems with your ink smearing after doing this!
Deb Wood asked me how I applied my chalk. I use some makeup songes, and I also use some little pom poms. I bought a bag of different sizes and I hold them with a pair of hemostats like doctors have. The little bitty ones are great for chalking in small areas, and they also make great little bunny tails! LOL! One thing I do that may surprise you though is that when I apply the chalk I don't worry too much about getting chalk on my colored image. I just rub the chalk over the whole thing and then erase the chalk off of the image. Just remember though that if you are going to erase and you've colored your image with colored pencils, you should spray your artwork before you apply the chalk so that you don't erase your colored pencil!
I love that you are asking these questions! Keep 'em coming!
Now I have a question for you. It's obvious that you like papercrafting and card making or else you wouldn't be here, so if you haven't tried using digital images yet tell me what's stopping you? Tell me what you're looking for in images or what you'd like to see offered in digital images.
So continuing my look through the new Stampin Up catalog I saw a card on page 22 that I liked. I took a look at the little flower in the Unfrogettable stamp set and thought it looked enough like the flower they used in the catalog, so I created this
What I'm most proud of is the large 8 petal flower I made with 8 circle punches. Didn't it turn out cute? I sponged around the edges to make the "petals" stand out more. The words are from a clear stamp set from Stampendous, and the little starburst flower pattern on the background is from DRS Designs. I was pleased with the way my little bow turned out too.
I've slowly been building up my blog candy and will have that up for you this weekend! I'll be back a little later today to announce the winner of yesterday's card. Thanks for stopping by!