Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blog Candy at Kristin Wilson Handmade

LilsweetPeas Place is giving you the chance to win $100!  Check out what she has posted on her blog.  Kristin is a wonderful artist and I am sure you will learn a lot from her and enjoy her work.

Below is what she has on her blog:

I am giving away one $100.00 Gift Certificate to Scrapbook.com Superstore to one lucky winner!!

Have something on your wish list that you are dieing to purchase? Want any of the new CHA items? Look no further!! You could be the winner of my HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!
Why am I giving away $100.00? Well... I have a new blog that I would like you to become a follower of. I am closing Lilsweetpea's Place and opening up a new blog called Kristin Wilson Handmade. Nothing is changing except the name. I will still be posting pictures of my projects and doing videos. It's just time to get my name out there. In fact I have transferred every blog post from this blog over to Kristin Wilson Handmade.
In the process of moving I would like to take all of you with me! So in order to be entered into the $100.00 Scrapbook.com Superstore Gift Certificate here is what you need to do!
1.) Become a follower of my new blog Kristin Wilson Handmade!
2.) Post about my $100.00 Give~A~Way on your blog.
3.) Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post about my $100.00 Give~A~Way.

That's It!
Good Luck Everyone!
Hope you like my new blog!!
I will be announcing the winner on May 1, 2012.
So what are you waiting for?  Become a Follower of her blog and you never know.  Someone has to win...right?

Monday, April 9, 2012

A touch of Spring

We had a warmer March than April so far.  While the days have been nice, the nights have brought really cold temperatures.

In honor of spring's arrival, I made this easel card.  I have also entered it in a challenge!
The challenge is over at Lily Pad Cards.

Greetings, y’all! Are you ready to play? Kathy’s given us bright and happy colors – just perfect for Easter!!!

I love the spring colors and decided to try this one.  I used a digital image of lilies that I had and after coloring them with colored pencils, I cut the images with my Cuttlebug and my Spellbinders Labels 4.  The sentiment is computer generated.  After printing it, I used a smaller Labels 4 die and then colored it while still in the die using Distress ink.

The background paper is from a card stock pad I purchased years ago and is sparkly and glittered.  I added Stickles to the lilies to give them some shine too.

This photo shows the layers and the stickles a little better.

I have also entered this card in the easel card challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot.
You have to check out all the fun things going on over there too!

I hope you like my card.  Feel free to comment and/or become a follower!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Colored Pencils and Mineral Spirits

I have been playing with colored pencils and mineral spirits.  The image I started with was one from Digi Darla.  I printed it on my printer and then went to work coloring and shading.  It is not the best, but I am proud of it for my first time!  The blending is done using paper stumps and mineral spirits.

The left edge of the card was done by using a Martha Stewart Punch along the Edge punch.  I then added a peel off sticker in silver to the edge of that.
This one took me a long time to do, but it was my first time so I expected that. 

I have now done another one like this and also this one:
I hope you like my newest projects.  Now I am off to color more.  I got a larger set of Crayola Colored Pencils at WalMart yesterday so I have even more colors to play with.