Thursday, April 28, 2011

Something Old with Something New...

We are hip-hopping with Unity Stamp Co. today!! 
Whoohoo! 
Today, the Unity DT is featuring some of the Unity Stamp Co retiring stamps. As of tomorrow, you will no longer be able to get these stamps through Unity. And I am continuing my feature of Design Memory Craft products so today's post shows a bit of old with the new...
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co Christmas Elegance (damask shape- retiring)
*Unity Stamp Co.  Something to Say (sentiment- retiring)
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*patterned paper
*string


As most of you know, I work with watercolor pencils all the time, but I have never worked with Pastel pencils. They work pretty much the same way. The difference is that with the watercolor pencil, you blend with a wet brush. For the pastel pencil, you blend with a dry brush (it's basically a chalk medium.)

Above, you can see how I color my pieces and then start blending. It's not near as artistic or precise as you think that it would need to be to achieve a pretty blended/variegated look like what you see below. 

It's so easy...anyone can use these awesome tools!


Remember, Faber-Castell is giving away 2 sets of... 
A Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler and Color Gelatos & Clear Stamp kit!

All you have to do is leave a comment on my Design Memory Craft blog posts for your chance (one comment per post. )

Now you need to hop on over to ***Jen Buck's Gorgeous Blog***


18 comments:

My Angel said...

Beautiful Card!! Love the colors!

jolande said...

I love the colors too...That's verry nice how you used the old stuff.... Have a nice day Jolande

galakoala said...

great tools!:)

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors!

Lisa said...

Oh, this is gorgeous....those blues are spectacular...

Toni K said...

Beauty!

Dawn Marie said...

Totally awesome card! Love how you showed the process of adding your color to the card.

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful and very Artsy card Christi.. love the colours. They look like awesome products to try.

michib said...

Another beautiful card Christi! Will have to try and find someone who carries these in my area.

Rona said...

Beautiful card!!

Lacey said...

beautiful card - love the color combo!

Purple Princess said...

Amazing colors! Beautiful card!!

Victoria said...

Wow your shading is spectacular! I love how you used the pastel pencils!! Great tools... Gonna have to try those out to be sure!!! Thanks for such great inspiration and such an elegant card!!!

sharon g said...

I love how the coloring turned out. Thanks for letting us know about the contest to win them. I've been wanting to try them out...

jennifer mitten said...

That is great!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL! I LOOOOOOOVE those pencils and coloring! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

Ginny said...

Oooh those look like something I'd love to try! sooo pretty

Laura /sandytoz said...

Very nice work, Christi! Thanks for the chance to win those supplies!

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