Saturday, January 30, 2016

Flower Delivery by Sharon Harnist

Happy weekend to you all!  It's been a gorgeous one here, making me definitely 
ready for Spring so I thought this adorable new Pink Ink Flower Delivery bike 
would be a great choice to work with today!  

The bike was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar 
White cardstock and then colored with Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:

I used these glitter pens from Set A to color the image: Lavender, Pink, Orange, Lemon, Melon, Turquoise, and Silver.  I used these glitter pens from Set B: Pitch Black, Blossom, Peach, Lilac, Mint, and Baby Blue.  

The small tips on the pens make it easy to color the small images in this stamp, and the beautiful translucent glittery color adds gorgeous sparkle!  I adore all the fine details in these basket of flowers and cute bike!

To finish the card, I added shadows under the bike wheels with Copic C0 and C1, then added the 4" x 5.25" panel with Copic Foam Tape to a white top-folded notecard with a Bazzill Candy Necklace (turquoise) 1/4" accent strip.  

Finally, a Bazzill Licorice Twist "Celebrate" Essentials by Ellen die cut was added. Easy-peasy ... done!

I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend wherever you are ... I think I'll take a bike ride tomorrow! 

-- Sharon

Pink Ink products used, available online through Ellen Hutson LLC:

Or check Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Keep the Sunny Side Up

Good morning everyone!  I hope your week has gone well and you've found some crafting time.  Well the awesome news is the brand spankin new Pink Ink Stamps have been release, and I know you're going to love them.  It's like coloring in a mini coloring book...just fabulous.
I've used a couple of the new stamps in today's card, Breakfast Special and the sentiment Keep the Sunny Side Up.
 I think this stamp is just so much fun and oh so unique.  I wanted to make the color of the design seem like egg yolks and did a distress ink background.
 I stamped the circles in a solid yellow ink and then stamped the image on top.  The image was colored up with mostly Copic markers and a white gel pen.
Below is a video showing how I put the card together and a quick peek at the rest of the new stamps.  
Pink Ink Stamps and Distress Inks from Shelby Thomas on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Earth Laughs In Flowers


Hello! I have a springlike card to share with you today created with some of the pretty new stamps from Pink Ink Stamp Company!

I colored this design, called Earth Laughs, with my Copic markers. It was a fun design to color. Kind of like the adult coloring books that are so popular right now. I didn't do much shading because the spaces were so small, but for this kind of highly detailed image, you really don't need the shading. The background was created by blending some Dusty Concord Distress Ink onto a piece  of watercolor paper blending out lighter at the top, then sprinkling with some water.

You can find this pretty stamp at Ellen Huston or you can find a retailer on the Pink Ink stamp site.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Kay :)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Doodle Butterfly


Good morning everyone!  I hope all of you had a fantastic holiday season and that your 2016 will be happy, prosperous and healthy.
Nothing gets your day off to a better start than butterflies...even if it's just thinking of the day they are back and it's no longer winter!


I just love this new butterfly stamp from Peggy Jo called Doodle Butterfly.  It's just perfect for any level of colorist to get their color on!  I pulled out my Clean Color II markers and a few Copics.  I colored the background of the butterfly with my Copic and then colored with the watercolor markers.  Copics and waterbased products make for awesome friends.  Neither one re-activates the other nor causes running/smearing.

 I've stamped this sweet stamp 3 times to fill the front panel.  The background was done using distress inks, water and some acetate for placement.

Thanks for stopping by today for a visit!