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Sunday, September 29, 2013

more Sheena Douglass beauty from Crafter's Companion!

okay, i'm having altogether WAY too much fun with my Spectrum Noir Re-inkers, and i don't know what the heck took me so long to just bust them out and start playing!  i've had the tools for a long time, but i think i was a little intimidated by the Tim stuff - little did i know, there are LOADS of ways to use them and make stuff pretty, without being an alcohol ink genius.  :)  i certainly am not, but lately i feel like one!

i'm sharing a card i made using the Koi stamp from the new Koi and Waterlilies set from Sheena Douglass' "A Little Bit Oriental".  the entire line is available HERE - there are gorgeous stamp sets, lovely embossing folders, and a paper pad that's just stunning and totally versatile! 

i LOVED colouring this koi.  and i LOVED playing with my little eyedroppers.  here's what i used:

High-Gloss Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ink Refills GB6 and BT6 (with a smidge of BP3 that was leftover on my foam), plus just a couple of drops of blending solution
StazOn in Jet Black (for the sentiment and around the edges)
Koi from Sheena's A Little Bit Oriental "Koi and Waterlilies" stamp set
Koi coloured with Spectrum Noir markers: OR1, OR2, OR3, GB2, GB3, GB6

and that's it!  added some ribbon and a couple of little embellies, plus my sentiment, and this card just kind of happened!  i love playing with the re-inkers - you never know what it's going to look like, and you can make it as light or pale as you like with lots of ink, or less ink and blending it around the page more.  in this case, i used the entire sheet, although that wasn't my initial plan!  happy little surprises.

okay.  so GO HERE to check out my BLOG HOP POST!  you have until tomorrow night to hop with us at Crafter's Companion and you could win the Sheena set of your choice from this gorgeous new release!  :)


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