Colours and Colouring - What's New Part 1

I'm excited!  I have lots of new things to share with you this week.

A NEW COLOUR COMBINATION TO PLAY WITH






This is such a pretty colour combination, I didn't have much in the way of patterned papers featuring just these colours without lots of other bright colours being on them so I chose to go for texture using a embossing folder, paper doilleys and some paper flowers from my stash.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I have layered this onto ovals using my Small Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches also from Stampin' Up!.

Sadly its the last week of Summer Card Camp - I have just loved the different tips and tricks shared during camp by the wonderful designers and I know have over 24 new colour combinations to refer to for inspiration for future projects.  I am so pleased I joined in the fun.  Hopefully before the week is out I will share some more fabulous colour combo creations.


NEW PENS & STAMPS TO PLAY WITH


This week I also made a exciting new purchase.  As you know I have been working with lots of digitial images lately so I have been on the search for the perfect marker to colour in my creations but hadn't found one that was firstly affordable and that appealed to me in regards to ease of use and blendability.  On Tuesday my good friend Julie from Time to Create had a product launch to introduce a range of markers she thought were fabulous which she had recently discovered at a Craft Fair and was now retailing.  Upon seeing her beautiful creations using them and in person being demonstrated I knew straight away these were the pens for me.  I just had to have them.  I purchased Starter Kit One which has perfect colours for skin tones and to get you started.  It also includes a pen that allows you to take colour away.  This pen increases the tonal variations and highlights you can create.  You may need to zoom in on the the image panel below to see the variation in colour around the edges etc I find it totally amazing that I only had to use three pens to get such variation.

The pens are Pantone Tria Markers from Letraset.  They are alcohol based markers that have three different nib sizes from a fine point to chisel.  What I love about them is you only need one pen to colour tone on tone variation or to highlight and they blend beautifully.  By experiementing yesterday I found that they work perfectly on a number of different papers, but if you are unsure and want to play it safe you can buy specfic blending paper for your projects. 



Here is a card I made colouring direct on Stampin' Up Whisper White Cardstock.  This gorgeous Image is one of my new Stamps from Crafty Individuals which I had, had put aside at Time to Create. I am now the proud owner of 5 of thier wonderful stamps  This one is ATC Size so its perfect for Card Makers and ATC Artists alike.  I have simply layered the image a few times onto different papers and added a bit of bling from my stash.
I must warn you that playing with the Tria Markers is addictive, so much so that I am now in a rush to get some cards made to take to the shop tommorrow because I played and experiemented my day away yesterday.  So if you are looking at investing in some fabulous Markers for all your colouring/crafting needs be sure to check out Pantone Tria Markers by Letraset, you will be so glad you did.

Happy colouring.

2 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Dani, I love what you did and I am so happy that you agree with me about ease of use and good value too.
I am being very unrestrained today and buying/using/needing lots of new things for my class on Saturday. If I wasn't prepping I would probably be shopping! So probably good that I am not able to do that.
I have had other feedback about the pens too - absolutely loving as well.
Well back to it my friend.

Lone Pine Designs said...

I love the colour combo on the first card and I love all the textures and layers you used...gorgeous!