...me and this cute little fellow from Inky Antics! Are you wondering what I'm talking about yet? ;) A couple of days ago I stumbled upon the Tombow USA Blog and noticed that they were having a little contest for one of their new 10 piece Craft Collection sets. I thought to myself, that I had a new stamp that I wanted to colour and a few spare minutes so why not? The contest was that you had to submit a piece of work using the blender pen technique that was demonstrated at CHA. They have a little video here if you are interested in learning it.
Am I the only person in the world that never uses a blender pen to blend their markers? (I use water) I'm thinking that I must be because this technique was new to me and was a little bit out of my comfort zone. I found that it provides a much softer look much like prismas and OMS together - I ended up choosing darker marker colours to achieve some of the intense colours that I was looking for. After a bit of playing around I finally felt comfortable using the blender pen and away I went to create this cute little 4 1/4" square card :)
Yesterday, I entered my card to the contest a few hours before it closed and I received an email this morning that said I won! I am so excited! Yippee! This is the set that I chose and I can't wait to play :)
Stamps: Inky Antics, Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Gina K, Watercolour, Chocolate, Cosmo Cricket DP, K&Co DP
Ink: Black, Olive, Sky, Chocolate, Caramel
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Button, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Tombow Markers, Blender Pen, Sponges, Craft Knife, Dew Drops, Clear Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, Cloud Stencil, Crystal Effects