Friday, February 9, 2018

a-coloring (or a-colouring) we will go!

it's time for a brand new prompt at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and this fortnight we were lucky enough to have a brilliant one suggested by one of our favorite, faithful, cardmaking friends, marianne of marianne's cards 'n stuff, who thought we should make cards that feature ANY of our favorite coloring media (markers, pencils, crayons, inks, watercolor, etc) in any way we want, whether that's coloring stamped images, creating fun backgrounds or getting as creative as you'd like. you can probably guess it didn't take us long to say, "YES PLEASE" to that! here's my card:

colorburst pigment powders and mineral burst shimmery brush-on elements by ken oliver crafts; watercolor paper: strathmore; glittery embossing paste: dreamweaver; white modelling paste: liquitex;  bling strips, gem snowflakes and paper flower: eyelet outlet; silver metallic cardstock: idea-ology; embossing folder: sheena douglass for crafter's companion; greenish patterned paper: heidi swapp; seam binding and doily from my stash; ink for edging: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

ok, so no shock here, i've used some of my favorite blue shades of colorburst to pretty randomly create funky, highly-pigmented watercolor backgrounds, then i've trimmed the result into bauble shapes which i've adorned with modelling paste, gems, flowers and... well, a little bit of everything girlie and sparkly, because that's how i roll, especially at christmas time! ;)

quite fortuitously (because honestly, we NEVER confer ahead of time!) stephanie has stamped with gelato crayons and played with super-fun alcohol inks, while marianne has colored with markers and shaded with pencils. so there's a little bit of everything to inspire you at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this time!


  1. Gorgeous card, I love the colours and beautiful design. I'm off to check out the others.

  2. Oh my Lauren, this is gorgeous. Love all the little added details that make your creations such a joy for the eyes.

  3. These baubles are just beautiful and I love the colours too.


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