Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bookmark with May Flaum

May Flaum here, kicking off summer with a crafty bang. I was trying to think of something fun to gift the girls to start summer, and I got to looking at this book owl Pink Ink stamp that they sent me a few weeks back.

What to do with it? Bookmark!

I began by using some clean color markers to make the books into a rainbow, and add a bit of color to the owl as well. Note that I didn't color every single detail - just some fun color + water with a water brush. Just add a bit of color with the marker, then add a bit of water and blend.

Repeat as needed it's that simple to create simple coloring! Then I took some nuvo crystal drops to add dimension to his glasses, the book titles, and anywhere else I felt like it would add a little something. 

The supplies I used on this project include: Pink Ink Book Owl Stamp and Pretty Petals, Heidi Swapp gold mist, Clean Color Markers, Nuvo clear drops, and Lawn Fawn patterned paper My white paper is 1 3/4" wide, I mounted it on 2" wide patterned paper after stamping (and coloring in same way).

I also added some flecks of gold, and a bit of pen work in form of an outline and the year. This bookmark wasn't quite complete, so I punched a hole and added some trim.

Here is the finished result - along with some Nancy Drew summer reading for the girls! The rainbow stack of books is my favorite thing I've colored in quite a while - and I had a lot of fun making something totally flat (for a change!) with this project.

I hope you've enjoyed this project - it sure was fun to make and a reminder that I can have hand crafted detail - even when I read!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Father's Day Golfing by Sharon Harnist

1 June, 2017
Hello, Pink Ink Fans -- Sharon Harnist back with you again today!  Here it is
June 1st and Father's Day is right around the corner. I thought I'd better be 
prepared for the day, with a card for my husband! Golf is his favorite past 
time, so I thought this new The Golfing Line stamp image from Pink Ink 
would be perfect for him!

The fun background was created by airbrushing Copic G09 onto white cardstock, 
through a stencil I thought resembled golf balls!  After removing the stencil, I 
airbrushed lighter Copic G03 over the white background:

The golf image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White cardstock and colored with these Copic markers:

I know the orange golf balls may seem like an odd choice of colors, but that's the color my husband prefers! That's the beauty of stamping and being able to custom color things exactly as you wish!

I stamped, colored, and cut out an additional golf bag, then popped it up with foam tape: 

I love all the fine golfing details in this image!

Are you ready for Father's Day? What activities do you have planned?

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