Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pink Balloon

Hello and happy Thursday! I am looking forward to the weekend. We are heading to the coast the spend the weekend with my sister and her family. Of course, we always stamp when we get together and it is so nice to have someone to chat with when I stamp.

Today I played with a Unity set called Love in the Air. Here are a few details...

I colored the image with Copic markers, RV21, RV23, RV25, R24 and the colorless blender. Sorry, I didn't make note of the colors I used on the basket.

After coloring the image, I went over it with my Versa Mark pen and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I also included, in the picture, the container I use for my clear embossing powder that I talked about in yesterday's post.

After embossing, I sponged the background with So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Ruby Red. Then I stamped some swirls around the edges with a stamp from Growing in Unity.

I've had a few questions from readers that I wanted to answer...

One lady asked about the card from this post. She wanted to know how I cut the circle so even to leave the black border around it. It's hard to see in the photo, but the black circle is actually another layer that sits over the background. I cut the top circle with a circle nestabilities die from Spellbinders and then cut another circle, one size larger from black cardstock.

Someone else asked about the top card from this post. She wanted to know how I embossed the image after coloring. Sorry, I tend to leave out the details sometimes. On that card, after coloring, I used a Versa Mark pen (see picture above) to apply the ink to just the image, then embossed.

Sorry to the ladies that posted these. I couldn't answer you directly because you didn't have an email attached to your blogger account.

Have any of you seen the "cbox" gadgets that are showing up on a lot of blogs? Melanie has one on her blog, on the right side and down just a bit. They allow readers to quickly post a question and then the blogger can post an answer right there. If there is interest from my readers, I would be happy to add one to my blog. Just let me know if you would like me to add it.

Thanks for letting me ramble. I hope you all have a great day!

14 comments:

Elena said...

So beautiful! Love the pretty and warm colors!
I hope you will have some fun time, Theresa!

Patti J. said...

Oh Theresa, this is just too pretty! I love your color choices today - so happy and springlike.

Have a wonderful weekend stamping with your sis - tell her hello!!!

YES, it would be fun to have the cbox gadget on your blog! Of course, then we (I) would pester you ALL the time!

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Theresa! Love the colours! xx

Kristie said...

Awesome card! Love all the pink and your coloring is fab!

Jan Castle said...

Very nicely done!!!!
Jan Castle

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous i love everything about it, hugs Pops x x x

Heather T said...

What a lovely stamp and you have coloured it beautifully. The background mix of swirls and dots is perfect.

Heather "Hev" said...

Awesome card Theresa :)
Love the colours and wouldnt mind going for a ride in that gorgeous balloon about now!!

Have a Happy Easter :)

Shirley said...

I love your stamp and the card is sensational! What you did with the background and the flourishes too! I use my EP in the same containers too! So much easier and less wasteful!

Shirley said...

How very elegant and beautiful! Breathlessly lovely!

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful colors! Love the flourishes along the edges!

catdidit said...

So beautiful Theresa! Love the pinks you have used!

And I think you need one of them boxes too, you make such awesome creations and there has a been a time or two that I thought of a question to ask ya too, lol!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

PINK!!! Oh I can't wait to get that kit!!!

misstreez said...

I've just been trawling the Unity gallery at SCS and I saw this card and popped on over for a look-see. This is a beautifully made card. I love your colouring and your use of the swirls.