Even though I took my entire stash of canvas and easels I only ended up making 2. I want to make more though. This was the first one I made with the Calypso Coral Blendabilities. I went with this color because I had just gotten my Calypso Coral markers and hadn't used them much so I wanted to play with them and shading. There's a lot of sparkle on this flower. I had to use a non SU product to achieve all the sparkle. I've been wanted this glitter pen for months, SU doesn't sell it (though I did email them and beg them to carry it!). It's like an aqua painter but filled with glitter-----AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! It's called Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen. I nearly died when I first saw it! They sell it on Amazon, but I really, really, really want SU to carry it--PLEASE STAMPIN' UP! HEAR MY CRY!!!! I held off for months not buying it. My loyalty to SU is really strong. I even tried different ways to achieve the same look, Dazzling Diamonds and Crystal Effects (it worked but it covered more than enhancing), I tried making my own glitter brush pen (an aqua painter, rubbing alcohol and dazzling diamonds is not the same), I tried brushing our Smooch Spritz over projects (this worked the best for the desired look, however it wasn't translucent enough and covered up a lot of the stamping). I was stuck and out of ideas, finally I broke down and bought it. I'm totally in love with it. If you've used it and love it, please send a quick email to SU or comment on this post and help me in my cause to bring this product to our catalog!
The second flower I made at the craft weekend was a Melon Mambo one for Michelle. This one is gorgeous!!!! I just love it, I love the color, I love the shading, I love the sparkle I just LOVE IT!!! For each one flower I stamped the Blended Bloom set 3 times and colored different portions of it. Then cut it out in layers and put it all together with...what else...dimensionals!!!
It's the perfect little gift! I really love it!!! I want to do a Coastal Cabana one for my desk.....though I'm seriously running out of room on my desk :) We'll make it fit :) Rich Razzleberry would also be sooooo pretty!!! If you make one, send me a picture I'd love to see it!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!