Have you all seen this wonderful video by Linda of her internet shopaholic ways? My friend, Donna, shared it with a few of us addicted folks and it's also floating around on Facebook. This is about a crafter named Linda who watches YouTube crafting videos and then has to go buy the stuff that was used in the video.
Case in point. Inktense pencils. Saw Jennifer McGuire using them...saw Darlene of Darlene Designs use them...saw others. Had to have them. Waited until I had a 50% off coupon at Michaels one day and went and bought them 'cuz I HAD TO HAVE. Sat here in the case. For. A. Long. Time. And. I. Mean. A. Loooong. Time...
Finally opened them to play with them and I LOVE THEM. What in the world was I waiting for??? I love water color pencils but sometimes the color is PASTEL OR MUTED!!! These are so bright and intense. Inktense is what they are called. Water soluble. And you can blend with them. But since I still have not mastered the whole blending thing I just colored my flowers.
Here is my card:
The flowers are from a Hero Arts set that comes with the Sizzix dies. Love that. I used Archival Ink since it's water proof and then colored away with the pencils using my Aqua Painter. Added a bit of Wink of Stella glitter pens to parts of the flowers and the bees wings. The chevron background is so bold, isn't it? It's from Amy Tangerine....as is the green dotted paper which I cut with Martha Stewart fringe scissors.
The little banner is from the Stampin' Up Itty Bitty Banners set which also has some awesome dies.
And that's it for today.
I do love the Inktense pencils and I think I am glad I have them in my collection now.
And today I saw Kristina Werner (another favorite blogger) talking about Memento Luxe inks. They are really vibrant pigment inks. Oh my.... I do have an ink addiction...and a pen addiction....and a paper addiction... *yawn....