This week is the annual Stampin’ Up! convention. Quite a few of my friends and colleagues are in attendance. There over 4,000 demonstrators learning about new products, sharing business ideas and enjoying what they love the most…Creating!!!
I have been been able to watch general session Live the past 2 days and I can’t wait to order from the new Holiday Catalog. All the convention attendees received their catalog yesterday…so jealous. But I was able to see some of the new products and I can’t until August 1st to place my pre-order. Woop,woop!!!
While I’m missing convention this year, I decided to create a card using the PPA212 Sketch Challenge. I really love starting with a sketch to get my creative juices flowing. You can go the Pals Paper Arts website and see this week’s creative designers cards. They would love for you to play along.
With the new catalog comes new designer paper. Black and white patterns are big right now. I love the simplicity of just using two colors and the abstract designs this designer paper series has to offer. I had already colored in my flowers with cherry cobbler blendibilities. I LOVE the new blendibilities markers. The more that I play with them, the more confident I get in my shading ability. I have been watching youtube videos from other demonstrators on how to color using the markers. It is really a matter of choice…I have decided that I like using the darkest marker first and then shading in with the lightest. What is even more fun is coloring in the BLING!!!! The markers are great for coloring in rhinestones, pearls, buttons…you name it!!!!
I hope that you enjoyed the card….I love to see all your comments so please let me know what you think! Enjoy!!!