Monday, April 11, 2016


It's Spring!  Time for greens and purples and lots of white . . .

When the original image could use a little more definition, I've learned that it's OK to cheat and add in a few touches of your own.  In this case, the leaves on the die cut were looking a little flat:  too much broad, uninterrupted surface.  So I put in a few dots and sketchy lines to suggest veining.  As subtle as it is, it made all the difference.

Over the years, I've been amazed at how many times a few dots have saved the day.  Tiny and therefore non-threatening, dots are easy to add even if you're a little timid about your drawing skills.

Cardstock:   Bazzill Lilac, Limeade, Stampin’ Up Vellum White, The Paper
                           Cut Matte Coat White
Stamps:        Hero Blooming Meadow, Unknown “Romance”
Inks:               ColorBox Frost White, Distress Brushed Corduroy,
                           Encore Purple
Markers:        Copic V17 Amethyst, YG25 Celadon Green, YG67 Moss,
                           Pitt Artist Pen #167 Green, #180 Brown
Emb Powder:   Judikins Opaque White, BMuse Amethyst
Dies:              DieNamics Pierced Rectangle Frame, Memory Box
                           Butterfly Tendrils
Doo Dads:    Recollections Pearls

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