Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sweet Stamping Treats First Ever New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Sweet Stamping Treats First Ever New Release Blog Hop! We are so happy you are here. If you are coming from (insert person before on the hop's link) you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning and hop along with us.

This hop is all about the new releases at Sweet Stamping Treats. The DT and some fun friends have put together some awesome projects using SST's new digi stamps. And there are prizes! One lucky winner who comments on the SST Blog will get to choose 3 stamps from the new release. Plus there are 3 more chances to win 1 stamp of your choice from the new releases hidden in some of the blogs on the hop! All you have to do hop along and leave comments. You must be a follower of SST and the blog where the winner is hidden to win a stamp, some make sure you comment!
I am so glad that you joined us for this very special hop. Being a newbie to the digital stamping world, I decided to break out the colored pencils and markers and get my color on. Now I have experience in coloring (I love it) and even with some art classes so I can get the blending thing down. Both techniques add a special effect to digital stamps but the colored pencils won out for me. I was sent two digital stamps and decided to go to town with myself. The paper is from Bazzill and the stamps were mounted on scraps that I have organized by color. I will point out some details as we go along.

Here is the first stamp that I worked with. The flower just felt so warm and homey to me that it had to be colored in my favorite color - Purple! I used a Stampin' Up stamp set for the sentiment and colored pencils for the actual coloring and shading. Here is a tip: keep a scrap piece of the paper you are coloring on to see how the colored pencil or marker will look like. I found it helpful to make sure I got the look I was trying to achieve. Here is the results:
Do you see the border under the black ribbon? Well, I decided to use my SU punch because I did not have wide white ribbon with a border. I love the look!

Now onto stamp #2. This little birdie just begged to be colored both ways. Here is the one that I colored with marker and my SU blender pen:
Please note that I chose to add a postage stamp border on my little birdie as I wanted a nice clean square look.

Here is card #2 which I stamped to give to our stepdaughter for her graduation with her Associates Degree. We are extremely proud of her as she is overcoming challenges and we know that there are great things in store for her and our grandson, Elijah.
Should you have any questions about these cards, please let me know. I hope you have enjoyed my foray into the digital stamping world and I look forward to sharing more with you soon. 

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