Good morning! I have a special post for you today with a giveaway sponsored by a fabulous stamp company, Technique Tuesday! I’ve ogled the beautiful Greenhouse Society series from Technique Tuesday for a long time, so I was thrilled to have the chance to play with them! This gorgeous Camellia stamp is an absolute blast to color…. I used Copics for today, but I have plans to do some watercoloring with this pretty set very soon! Just gorgeous!
To start, I did some simple stamping in the bottom corner of a panel of white, Copic friendly card stock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink with the Greenhouse Society Camellia stamp set. I love that this is just one stamp…. no worries about masking to get the leaves nestled beneath the bloom nicely! I then colored my little garden using Copic markers in lovely shades of Coral and Teal. Such a springy color combo, don’t you think? One of my favorite discoveries about using Copics (I recently rediscovered my love of Copic coloring and am sad thinking about how many of my Copics I sold off last year….) is that you can add lots of shimmer using your Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen without muddling your meticulous coloring like you would if you had used watercolor! Score for sparkly flowers!
Look at that shimmer:
After I had finished coloring and be-sparkling my Camellias, I die cut “Happy Birthday” from the Celebrate die collection using black shimmer card stock. I trimmed 1/4″ from the edge of my Copic colored panel, then adhered it to the corner of the A2 black shimmer paper. I decided to add a few “droplets of dew” here and there on the flowers using my Hero Arts Lacquer Pen. Love the 3D effect it has!
~~~Now, for the GIVEAWAY!~~~
The generous folks at Technique Tuesday have graciously sponsored a giveaway for my blog readers. All you have to do is make sure that you’re a blog subscriber, then check out the Greenhouse Society page of the Technique Tuesday website and let me know in the comments which stamp and die set is your favorite! (You can simply add your email address to the “Subscribe” box on the left side of my blog homepage!) I will choose a random commenter on Friday, March 2 at 1 pm CST. Thanks for stopping by today, and good luck! Have a marvelous day!