Every once in a while I just want to take a little time to really color something in great detail. Normally, it is a Saturday morning having coffee and trying to recouping from the week. Taking a few quite moments to just be. Coloring is a great way to escape and is a great way to learn meditation. coloring is the closest we can get to meditation without actually really working hard to. It is an activity that you can completely get lost in. It can give you a sense of being centered and focused. It really is a wonderful therapeutic activity.
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Recently, I shared a card using the Mediterranean Moments stamp set. It was a very simple card on Smoky Slate. I loved the elegance of the gray-scale look of the card! You can see it here. Today, I have a version of the same card colored with Stampin’Up Blends. The fun thing about using Stampin’ Blends on Smoky Slate is that the marker gives a very watercolor look.
I really love this stamp set!!!
We just got 11 new colors of Stampin’ Blends! These markers are just fabulous!!! They are my favorite coloring tool at the moment…
I love these markers so much they were the product featured in The Creative Way. I really enjoyed taking a month and really exploring what all you can do with these markers. The Creative Way is just a jumping off place for many ideas when it comes to such a awesome product!!!
- One of the things I did was the bridges are colored with the dark versions of each color in the front. The ones in the back are using the light version of the colors. This is an easy way to add lots of depth to the picture. The same was done with the bushes and the wall below the bridge
- Don’t be afraid to try something different. The Stampin’ Blends are very unique looking on the Smoky Slate paper. The ink moves quite a bit more and gives a watercolor look
- After the image was colored, I used the colorless blender to soften the edges.
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Coloring can be very intimidating. Just remember that creating is an exploration in the unknown, so really none of us have a clue what we are doing… Lydia at Understand Blue always says “create for the trash can” I love this idea. It gives you the freedom to let go and just create.
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There are a few Stampin’ Up! specials this month. One is a Designer Series Paper Sale that is quite special!! Buy 3 get one FREE!!
The second is for those who Join Stampin’ Up!! Everyone who Joins Stampin’ Up! to save on their favorite stamps, inks, and papers will receive a FREE family of inks!!! That’s 10 ink pads for FREE! How awesome is that???
The Creative Way – A Product Feature
I adore sharing with you guys all about one product each month! This months feature product is the color Granny Apple Green!! I love the modern fresh feel of this awesome color!!! To see more about Granny Apple Green check out this month’s first post in the Series!
I always enjoy sharing with you guys! I will be back very soon with a new instalment of The Creative Way! Till then go and live creatively. I hope you find a few quite moments to try something new or revisit a favorite coloring tool!!