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Create A Smile + No Line Coloring

Hey folks!

Ok, so I tried something a lil different than what I'm used to with the card I'm sharing with you today. Gotta be honest, the jury is still out for me. I wanted to share it with you all anyway, because I really enjoyed the process and I certainly enjoyed the products!

I knew I would be layering my images from the Create A Smile Crokisses Stamp Set so I made mask using Inkadinkdo Stamping Mask Paper. I tell ya folks, I am over the moon for Create A Smile stamps!

Next, I stamped my images on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper with Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac. Also, instead of going with a traditional green for the "leaves" in the stamp set, I thought I would try something different and go with gray. So I stamped those with Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke.

No Line Coloring isn't new to me. I LOVE this technique. Usually however, I will start with my lightist color and build up to the darkest. It's well within my comfort zone (and need for control bwahahaha). This time, I decided to start with my darkest colors and work to lightest.

I used Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac for the flowers and Black Soot and Hickory Smoke for the "leaves." I also used Hickory Smoke to splatter drops on the background.

I don't think there's any right or wrong way to do this peeps. Personally, if I were to do it again this way, I wouldn't go with the No Line Technique until I practiced more with lined images. I feel it was much too easy to go too dark and start losing lines.

To finish off my card, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the highlights of the flowers.

I then trimmed it down and cut two strips of My Favorite Thing Translucent Vellum. Before I placed the panel over the vellum I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Die to add a lil somethin to it.

That's it! Thanks so much for stopping in to see me today! I hope you enjoyed it! As always, don't forget to stop in again tomorrow to see MORE crafty fabulousness and be sure to stop in at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Shop to get the good stuff!

Until next time!


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