Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I Love to Color!

Little Yellow Bicycle is teaming up with Faber-Castell this week...
today is day #2 and I'm up!
I love thinking up new ways to add color to the Naturals Canvas pieces.  
For this card I took a large and small canvas daisy and separated the layers.  
On a heavyweight piece of paper, I rubbed out a large circle of Metallic Melon Gelato and 
combined it with a dollop of Gel Medium; mix the two until they're well blended.  
Using a stiff paintbrush, I applied two coats to the canvas petals.  I then reassembled 
the layers and used it for the focal point of my card!
 
 
 Faber Castell's Aquarelles aren't just for paper!  I used a trio of orangey-yellow hues (#108, 115, 117) 
and colored in two of the beautiful Nature Canvas Stickers.  Starting from the outside of each butterfly,
 I used the darkest color and then worked my way inside the design with the lighter two colors. 
 Using a water-brush, I gently blended the colors together...easy! 
 
 
The two companies are each offering a prize pack worth $50!
 
 Leave a comment on the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and and $50 in product from LYB!  Leave a comment on LYB's Facebook page and Faber-Castell's Facebook page for another chance to win!  

This blog swap will end at 12am EST on June 14th.  
Winners will be announced on both company blogs on June 17th.
 GOOD LUCK!

5 comments:

  1. I love your creativity, the cards are gorgeous! I am so impressed by how you stitch a circle perfectly... so hard to do. Thanks for sharing today.

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  2. oh my how i love the vibrant colors and the depth all the textures bring!

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  3. Lovely work, Shellye! These are quite darling and your coloring superb!

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  4. GORGEOUS cards! I love the texture and the pretty colors:) Fabulous creations!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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