Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Product Blog Hop

 Thank you for  joining me on this blog hop.  If you are coming from Krista Ritskes' Blog Simply Creating Together , you are on the right path.

First of all I'd like to share what I created, and then I will focus on one part of this artwork: our new alcohol ink markers.

 I used Close To My Heart's new Artiste Cricut Cartridge to cut out this purse in Black Card Stock. It has a finished size of about 4.5 inches.  I scored the lines onto the card stock to give it that quilted look.  For my stamped image, I used Whisper Pigment Ink and stamped a flower from C1511 Love Blooms. Once the pigment ink was set, I used our new Alcohol Ink Marker in Cotton Candy to color my image. I added leaves from Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes as well as Clear Adhesive Sparkles.  I also used Silver Shimmer Trim.  It is adhesive too!  Here is a close up of the flower detail:

One of the most exciting additions to the CTMH product line is our new Pigment Inks and Alcohol Markers.  I have never used alcohol markers before, but I found the them to be fun and easy.  The best part is that each time you use them, you will get different results.

Because I am new to alcohol markers, I wanted wanted to experiment a bit.  Below, you will find my results using Cotton Candy with each of the 10 colors found in the Basic Mini Pigment Pad Sets. One petal at a time, I started with the darker shade first and worked quickly to blend in the lighter shade.  You need to keep a wet edge if you want to blend the colors well.  With practice, I am sure I am going to get better.  I figure I have to start somewhere, right?

The alcohol markers are fun, and I look forward to playing and learning as I get more of them!

Next stop on the Blog Hop is Debra Van Pattens' Blog Memories of the Heart by Deb.

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  1. Such a cute purse! I can't wait to try the alcohol markers too.

  2. Very pretty!
    Wendy K.

  3. Love your purse...also thanks for sharing your pictures of alcohol markers with different colors! Love this!:)

  4. What a great idea, "quilting" the purse! Thanks for sharing!