Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE FAVORITE TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP



OK, fess up - who out there only has one favorite technique?  It would be impossible for me to narrow it down to just one, I try different techniques all the time - some work out well ... and some, of course, not so well!  One of my most favorite moments is when I find a new technique and that is what I am going to share with you today.

Hopefully you have arrived here from the talented Gita's blog. If you haven't then I suggest that you go back to the start of the hop at Sparkle N Sprinkle, so you can get in the running for all the wonderful prizes that you can win. Remember too, that you have to comment on each of the designer's blogs along the way to be eligible to win the goodies.

A couple of weeks ago, I was making a masculine birthday card and I had chosen to work with the Wild Cats set.  I had stamped the Tiger image in Memento black ink on top of the Buff flocking, and it looked OK, but I thought, I wonder if I could give him some green eyes?  So I tried with a Copic marker and guess what?  It worked!  This immediately got me to thinking, .... then trying ...... and then Eureka!

You can find a complete Tutorial on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website, but today I will share a couple of pics. and notes, to hopefully whet your appetite.

Caillie from Set 231 - Kitty Trio will be modelling our technique today!

Apply 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock, (if the image is too large for the tape, then use Super Adhesive Sheets) remove protective backing and apply Snow White flocking to cover exposed tape. Burnish in well with your finger.  Stamp your image in Memento Tuxedo Black (you will be coloring with Copics - so you need to use Memento). Take a Copic marker of your choice and delicately dab the color onto the flocking.  You don't go in circles like you would on cardstock, or you will dig a hole in the flocking!


Continue, with different colors of markers, until you are done.





Just a couple of pointers:

1) If you don't like a color that you have used, you can go over with another color and change it.  Just remember - "dab" the color on - do not overwork it.

2) If you go outside the lines or you get the ink where you didn't mean to - you can remove it by using the blender.  The Copics work on the flocking, just as they do on cardstock.












...... and here is the finished card - Callie on the Cat Walk!


So that's all there is to it!  

Next you need to try just adding color to colored flockings!  Gives the image a more realistic look.  See the difference between the two tiger cards below:

                            

Finally, let me leave you with a couple more samples. Leo was done with Snow White flocking, while the Puppies were shaded and highlighted over Buff and Elephant Gray flocking. If you click on any of the photos it will take you to the card and full instructions in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.

                      

Well that's it for today from me.  I hope you'll give this a go.  Again, if you need it, you can find a full tutorial here at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Website.

Now after you've left me a comment, it's time to jump on over to see what fun technique, fellow designer, Anne has up her sleeve.  Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day!

Shona

46 comments:

  1. All of your cards are wonderful, Shona! I love this technique and I want to try this real soon! Great job!

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  2. That's such a fun technique and your tutorial is awesome! GTreat job and fun samples too :)

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  3. This technique is also one of my favorites. It's so easy and gives such a beautiful outcome. Your cards are so cute!!

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  4. Fabulous cards, what a fun technique too!

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  5. These are so cute! Especially your first card. You've mastered working with flocking. One of these days I [may] get the hang of it. :)

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  6. Hi, Shona! A wonderful technique - and a great way of using all the colors of our flocking. I had never considered shading a colored flocking, let alone completely coloring atop the white flocking! Beautiful cards, and sweet samples - all using little fur creatures. Thank you for sharing your newest discovery! hugs, de

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  7. Shona,
    How cute is that?!?!?!!? Your cards are just soooo adorable, I was ahhhhhh-ing all of your coloring. My favorite was one one of the tiger. The technique works so perfectly with animal stamps. I'll have to try this technique out. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  8. Just put these up in the store:) Great cards and wonderful technique!!

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  9. I love the card. I'll have to try your coloring on flocking technique.

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  10. Didn't know you could color flocking. Thanks

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  11. What a sensational idea -- I can hardly wait to try it!

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  12. Cute! I haven't tried coloring on flocking powder. Yet! :-)

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  13. Oh boy, this looks fun. Need to try it. Cute card.

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  14. Cute card and fun technique! I'm adding this to the list of techniques I need to try out. I'm new to flocking, but I love how realistic it can turn out to be. Thanks for including additional examples that I didn't have to link to! =)

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  15. What a fun technique to try. I've colored on glitter, but not flock. Love the end results!

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  16. Wonderful cards. I really like this technique. Didn't know you could color on flocking, will have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I gotta try this! Wicked cool! Love it, love it, love it, love it! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Your cards are so magnificient...and I will have to remember to try that technique myself on my fair animal images. I love the cool look and like you said, makes it more realistic looking!

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  19. Now that is a cool idea.... Now I only need to buy white flocking. Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Wow, these are some fabulous card you've shared with us. I love using flocking, I'm going to have to try this technique.

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  21. Beautiful Cards the Cool techniques are Amazing. the colors are so perfect. thanks for sharing.

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  22. I have never used the flocking before, you made is sound easy to do so I will give it a try. Thank you

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  23. The flocking really gives your cards a great texture!
    Thanks for sharing this fun technique

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  24. So I love flocking and I love coloring with copics. But who knew! You of course. Love the technique and the cards. It's first on my list of must tries. Thanks

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  25. These are great. Your technique descritions are very clear. Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

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  26. These are great. Your technique descritions are very clear. Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

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  27. That technique was AWESOME!! Very creative. I will need to try this. Makes our furry friends look so real!

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  28. Would never have thought to color flocking. Great idea.

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  29. What a great technique! I have some flocking but haven't tried it but now that I know you can color it to your needs, I will definitely give it a try! Your cards are adorable

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  30. This is the first time I have seen flocking colored this way. What a wonderful technique. Love it!

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  31. The cat looks so fuzzy and cute.

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  32. Embarrassed to say I have yet to try Copics. Now I'm tempted to try.

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  33. These cards are really neat! I have never seen this technique before. I am definitely going to try it.

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  34. Great tutorial and wonderful cards Shona! And I love how you showed the one image with and without the coloring too - great example of how this technique changes the look!

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  35. Wow, I never knew that you could stamp & color on flocking. This is a new one for me! I can't wait to try it! Very cute cards, too!

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  36. Shona I luv all your cards you used a really cool technique and I will have to give it a try. Than=ks for sharing.

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  37. What a neat technique. Thanks for sharing

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  38. That is definitely a ferocious kitty! LOL I just love your creation. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. What a clever technique. I can't wait to try it and your cards are wonderful

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  40. Fun card!! Love the sentiment with this image. Great technique!!

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  41. I never knew you could do that, how neat! Love the little fuzzy balls on the kitty card by the way, nice touch!

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  42. Awesome..they say not to use your Copics on glitter but maybe the flocking is different? Love the technique!

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  43. great cards & great techniques! Love the idea of stamping on glass.
    Linda Gibb

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