Monday, January 28, 2008

Have Had A Cold

I've had a head cold for the last 4 days, not fun. Finally feeling better though. Thank you to all the new people who have left such sweet comments on here, I really appreciate it! Here's what I've been up to:I had heard of the Prismacolor pencils but just wasn't sure if I wanted to invest in them or more importantly if I'd like them. Well, I decided to try them out and WOW I really do love them. I decided to get the watercolor pencils and just love how easy they are to work with. I will be using my waterbrush alot more now. Here is the sample I did when I first got them home, stamped the images with Stazon Black Ink and colored away. Love the rich, vibarant colors these pencils produce. I'd say get them if you are on the fence, plus Mike's carries them and they aren't so bad with a 40% off coupon.
I don't usually do many masculine cards but wanted to give my dad a Valentine card this year, so this is what I came up with. The background is stamped with CTMH Rustic Flowers square (love this background!), the branch and leaves are PTI, Out On A Limb as is the sentiment. I distressed the edges of the frames and curled in two of the corners. Pretty simple but I think it will suit my dad, I hope he likes it.

This is another Valentine for someone special who loves birds. I just got this stamp at my LSS and just love it. Plus it was 40% off! I colored the leaves and birds in with some cake watercolors (This was just before I got the Prismas) and chalked the blue around the scallop circle. The scalloped circle was cut with my Cricut and the little tag with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment is from PTI, Mixed Sentiments. I just love the fact that I now have sentiments that coordinate with the mini Cuttlebug tags! The flower is from Mikes and some sheer polka dot ribbon. Paper scraps from CTMH Floral Tapestry.

I hope to have some more creations up soon, especially since I am feeling better:) Have a great Monday!


Lauren said...

WOW!! Those are beautiful :-)

Deb Neerman said...

Hey, Leah, great looking cards!!

And thanks so much for your post on my blog: regarding Copic's vs. Prismacolor pencils. I've added a poll on the same subject to my blog if you'd like to vote. I'm really curious to see what people have to say (or in this case 'vote'), when no one can see who's responding.

Love your blog and I'll be back again soon!

Hugs, Deb

Janine said...

Your cards are wonderful.. I just received my "Out on a Limb" from Papertrey Ink yesterday so I am going to whip up something soon.

Lisa said...

Beautiful job on the watercolors. Now I want to get some. :)

Lauren said...

I got my pretty birdy card :-) I love it. Happy Valentines day to you too! Miss you and love you very much!