Welcome!! Our Inky Friends group has another fun blog hop to share and this time it all about the awesome Stampin' Blends alcohol markers! And we have something very special this time... we have coordinated our blogs so that we have a perfect year of coloring inspiration! There are 12 stops - one for each month- with seasonal themed projects. You can start anywhere as we have permanently linked our blogs or you can click on the banner below to see the full year of blending cheer blog roll.
My projects are for December and I chose the lovely line art set Christmas in the Making. I love all things retro so this set really jumped out at me. I used my colored images for home decor items but these could just as easily be card fronts.
First is this adorable lady with a hostess apron. It reminds me so much of my mom. She was a beautiful seamstress and sewed so many things in this style. I have a stack of her vintage patterns that are just darling. Now my daughter and I are starting our own collection of apron patterns-- many of them are vintage reproductions.
This next image reminds me of clothing my mom sewed for me. There was one pleated skirt pattern that she made for me several times. I had a red one and a blue one. And yes I even had little red boots!
Stampin' Blends coloring tip: To make it look like falling snow I colored the sky with the Light Pool Party marker. I layered it quite heavily and while it was still wet touched the tip of the Color Lifter marker down until the color started to push away.
This last image reminds me of my daughter especially because of her leggings and cute shoes. She loves kitties as much as I do and has a one-year old Bengal Cat who is always ready to get in on the action.
I am really a novice with alcohol markers and yet I find it so easy to get great results with Stampin' Blends! I can't wait to try some of the ideas that the other Inky Friends have demonstrated!
So I am the last stop on this Blending a Year of Cheer hop... you can click on the next button to below to start the year again with Sarah's festive New Year projects or go the reverse direction to Cindy's cozy November projects.
|To Sarah's blog|
|To Cindy's blog|
Stamps: Christmas in the Making
Paper: Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Momento Black Ink, Stamin' Blends
Accessories: Stitched Felt Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Black Vintage Crochet Trim, Pool Pary 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Foam Adhesive Strips,
Big Shot: Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits