Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day #2 of Sneek Peaks~Swing Set

Day #2 of sneak peeks for April, today I'm showing a few cards (couldn't decide on one) from the Swing Set, which will be released tomorrow.  This set, has some really cute sentiments that fit perfectly with the amazing images drawn by Lauren Pope.  To describe the set in one word, I think I would say "whimsy".  Head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter and leave a comment, they are having a one day only blog candy to win this set!!
On both cards, I used colored pencils and Gamsol, to color in the images.  Its a really easy technique, just make sure you have some nice blending stumps on hand.  I stamp and color the image before cutting and embossing the paper, for me its just easier that way.  Because I'm showing two cards today, I will list the materials used under each card.  
Don't forget to stop by the rest of the Design Team, to see their works of art using this set (scroll down for direct links).  Tomorrow from 8-10pm CST, we are having a release party on SCS in the Flourishes forum, there will be games and prizes, so stop by and say hello.  For another chance to win all three stamps sets, you still have time to play along with the Paper Piecing challenge.  Just make a card and paper piece something on it, then leave a comment on the Flourishes Newsletter or upload it to SCS using the keywords FLLCAPR.
"in the swing of things"

materials used:
Swing Set from Flourishes llc
colored pencils, Gamsol & blending stumps
Spellbinders labels 3 die
Bo Bunny dp, white, kraft & old olive card stock
Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, MS pearls
Memento ink

"swing by sometime"

materials used:
Swing Set from Flourishes llc
colored pencils, Gamsol & blending stumps
Spellbinders labels 4 die
Jenni Bowling dp, white & red card stock
sheer white polka dotted May Arts ribbon, red button, twine, hole punch

Stop by the rest of the Design Team for more sneak peeks!

14 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both are so pretty and springy Latisha. I like how you shaded the tree in the first one and great ribbon treatment on the second one.

Alex said...

These are soooo very pretty Latisha, I love the soft spring colors you used, and I have to say I am in love with this stamp set! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jen said...

Love it, love it, love it!
Your new blog banner ROCKS too!

Amy said...

Both cards are amazing! I love that stamp set too.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I like your new blog header! Very pretty cards! I love the soft colors on the first one, and the bolder colors on the second one. You're making me want the Nestabilities Labels 3 and 4 sets!!

~amy~ said...

both of your cards are magnificent Latisha...I love your fresh new blog header...it is new, isn't it? Anyways, it is fab!!!

Gabriela (gabi with an eye) said...

Latisha, what a delightful card! I adore your colors and blending. Lovely layout too!

Chris said...

super cute cards!! >"<

Julie Koerber said...

So cute Latisha! I love what you are doing with those colored pencils! It reminds me -- need to get mine out and use them a little more often! If I had to decide which of your two cards is my favorite -- I couldn't!

Markie's Mom said...

Both are just FABULOUS!!! Love the colors of both!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the colors and your coloring on both of these, Latisha. Really a gorgeous job with the Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The soft shading and blending is outstanding!

ChristineCreations said...

Hey Latisha! Cool new header girl! LOVE your swing cards...I love the red white and blue on the 2nd one and the totally spring feel on the first!

Awesome!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Wonderful cards and coloring, Latisha!!!! Beautifully done!!!!

Silke said...

Latisha - both cards are beautiful!!! Great watercoloring :)

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