Wednesday 8 June 2011

MMM - Mid-Week Motivation.

We are only half way through the week so there is still time for you to get your entries in for the 
I thought I would also show you this month's prize - and what you could be doing with it should you be our first monthly winner.
I have a technique to share with you which works best with outline stamps like my poppy stamp above - any outline stamp can be used as you need to be able to colour your image in.

Starting with the first picture - stamp your image a few times using a Memento ink pad - I used Tuxedo Black. Trim to size and mount on to card stock as in the second picture. Take another piece of the image and colour in. I used Promarkers - Lipstick Red, Crimson and Leaf Green  - see picture 3
When colouring in the poppy I started with the lighter red and then added the shading with the darker red. I then blended the two together with the lighter red. I then made it into a circle shape using a punch and then matted it onto a larger circle cut out of the card stock - se picture 4. This was then lined up with the non-coloured piece to create a 'spotlight' effect.
Hope this is useful to you and inspires you to take part - we look forward to your entries. E-mail entries are very welcome to
 Jacqueline xx.


  1. Beautiful technique, maybe a challenge for the future? Caz

  2. Really lovely Jacqueline. Just love those poppies.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Great technique, thank you. xx

  4. Jacqueline - what a great technique - this is beautiful. Thanks for showing us.


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