Friday, November 2, 2012

Bunches of Love & A Friday Giveaway!

Hello Crafter's Companion friends!  I hope you've all had a fun Halloween this week and have started settling down a little.

I'm feeling a bit ill from all that candy and ghostly orange, purple, black and colorful decorating.  I feel like need to start a clean slate for a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving rolls around.

So here is my clean slate:


I have found the perfect color combination for coloring transparent/glass things - BGR1 and BT1 from my Spectrum Noir markers!

I used BGR1 to give the glass abit of shadow and BT1 in the water to give some reflective shadow from the plant. I have found that less is definitely more when coloring transparent objects. And don't be afraid to leave some areas uncolored.

The refreshing jar of flowers is from Sheena Douglas A Little Bit Sketchy Stamp Set - Busy Doing Nothing and those sentiments are from Popcorn the Bear Bunches of Love stamp set - aren't those fonts lovely? I love mixing and matching image and sentiment from different sets - they all go so well together yet have just enough difference to make it unique.

And how about a Friday Giveaway?  How would you like to win this Strawberry Kisses Special Delivery set:


It's easy to enter: make sure you're a follower of this blog, and leave a comment on this post no later than Monday, November 5 at 6:00 PM EST.  That's it - it's that easy! Good luck, and thanks for stopping by today! (Winners must have a US postal address)

Be sure to stop by our Facebook Page for more tips, tricks, and inspiration.


Have a great day!
Steph

33 comments:

Kathy said...

Very elegant!!Love the ribbons, great colors. Super job!!

Trena Johnson said...

I love the "glass Jar" look. The "gift" is so cute.!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the effect of the mason jar-- i will have to try this! tfs

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the simple card you made. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrappin with the bug said...

Very pretty love the colors and flowers. Great job.

tndj said...

love the card. great colors.

Shari said...

Nice, clean and simple. Flower are neat but the glass jar shading is awesome! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Joan V said...

What a great card. I need to do a few simple cards, too. I don't have those markers yet, but I have the other 2 sets of greys. Hmmm. now I have to go try this.
So, did you raid the kids candy bag? LOL. Have a great day.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute card. Thanks for a chance to win too!

Shar said...

love the simplicity of your card!!!
:) Its the kind of project I am looking for to do for the holidays, (Mass Produce) yet so very wonderful!!!
Aloha,
shar

Cheryl said...

What an adorable card, Steph!!!

MaryBeth said...

I LOVE this site. I have only just found it and already I couldn't help myself....first order in and being shipped as we 'type' LOL
Awesome giveaways also. Thanks so very much!!!

Elaine said...

Love all your products and the ideas and shading info. A great help.
Thanks for the chance to win.

christi said...

what a great clean and simple card.

okienurse said...

awesome card. I love the 3-d aspect of the flower vase and is that ribbon or washi tape! Whatever it is it makes one awesome card. I like the Special Delivery stamp too! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy S. said...

Super cute card, thanks for the chance to win a great stamp set!

Caryn S said...

Great minimalist look with this card.

E. Marie said...

Sweet card. Thanks for the info on your coloring technique. I will definitely try this!!

Dorina D said...

cute card and thanks for the tip on make the jar look so good.

sharon g said...

How cute. I always love to see what you ladies have come up with, and how you color them with your great pens!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Very cute. I will definantly try this tip for coloring.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful birthday card!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Ohhh, another cute stamps set. Love the card also, very pretty.

sweetpea1077 said...

Love the clean, simple lines of the card. And thanks for the chance to win the adorable stamp!

Michele from MS said...

What a wonderful job you did on the water effect! I love the clean and simple look of this card and those sentiment fonts are just perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

mauiquilter said...

Could never figure out how to do glass containers - mahalo for coming to my rescue!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great card. Clean and simple and beautiful.

Oknana said...

Thanks for always having the best and cutest stamps..

Nancy
kalasue@aol.com

CAstangs said...

Cute card... thanks for.the chance to win too!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute card!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Angela

Anita Braddock said...

this is so very cute love this. this would be super to win thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Awesome giveaway! Carri~Abusybee

KYCrafter said...

Love it!! Love it!!!