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Saturday, June 19, 2010

True's "Tweets" and Two Tutorials! Tombow Coloring and Winkled Ribbon Videos

Hi Everyone!
This week Clear Dollar Stamps released my first ever digi illustration that is available for purchase. The set is called "Love Tweet Love" and comes with 3 different scenes and 4 sentiments for only $3.00! Instant download...instant gratification! LOL!
Don't forget the "Resting Bird" freebie that you can get with any purchase!

The cool thing about digis is their versatility. You can resize them to fit a card, enlarge for scrapbook pages, or print them out for your kids to color like a color-book page.  These images are so easy to color. You can do it on the computer with a paint program, use watercolors, colored pencils, Tombo or Copic markers, etc.  It is so fun to color that I did a quick video to show you just how easy it is.

The image is printed and colored on watercolor paper which is on sale right now for 25% off @ The Paper Temptress!
Use discount code "blog".

Click on the 4 arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the viewer to watch it in full scree. Hit your "esc" key to go back to normal size.

The beautiful ribbon I used is "1/2" Lavender wrinkled ribbon" from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I have added another short video to show you how I did the ribbon treatment.

Right now, Bonnie has a Father;s Day weekend special going on and you can get 15% off ribbons and other embellishments!!!! Use coupon code "JUNESALE".

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Kaboodle - "Anything goes with a dash of purple"
My Time To Craft - "Make a card for someone special"
ABC - "W" is for Weather
Charisma Cards - "All about BLING"
Lots To Do - "Birds and Wings"
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Clean and simple

Make sure and join us at "Really Reasonable Ramblings" for our challenges on the 1st and 15th of every month! The current challenge is to create a boarder with ribbon and it runs through the 30th of June. Click HERE to see the details.
Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamp's - "Love Tweet Love" digi
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress's Amethyst and Azalea mica metallic's, , Basic Grey - "Sugar Rush", watercolor paper
INK: ink jet printer
MARKERS: Tombows #'s 452, 603, 173, 725, 528, 946
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Really Reasonable Ribbon's - 1/2"  lavender wrinkled ribbon, sewing machine and purple thread, water brush,  glue pen, clear embossing powder, heat gun, Ranger Stickles in Cotton Candy, The Paper Studio's glittered mini brads, Score Tape,
TECHNIQUES: Water coloring with Tombows, Sewing, Ribbon art.

Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you will take a second to let me know you were here and if you would like to see more video tutorials.

True :D


Mummylade said...

ooh, those birds are stunning!!

iluvmybugs said...

Your cards are always so beautiful True...love the little birds...and enjoy your video tutorials!! I use Scor-Tape all the time for adding ribbon and other embellishments (it's my favorite tape). TFS


Molly said...

Thanks for sharing that was great!

Beautiful Greetings said...

I absolutely love your tutorials True! That ribbon trim looks amazing so I will have to try that one! Sweet birdies too :) I just love all of your illustrations.

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous card Tru and fab viseo's

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Emma Lockley said...

How exciting, your very own Digi's! Im so happy for you, that's really amazing True!

Those bird images are so cute, beautifully coloured too

Thank you for joining us this week for a Sweet Stampin Challenge
love emma xxx

joey said...

Hiya True

gorgeous card I absoluely love the colours and the way you have placed you ribbon looks so effective! thanks for joining us at sweet stampin


Chris said...

Gorgeous True! Thanks for the info too.

Rufus said...

What a Tweet card! Congrats on having your very own Digi's for sale. Great videos.

Anita said...

Great videos! It really helps me see how you color.

Leanne said...

This is fabulous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

Leanne xx

Sue C said...

Lovely card, the colours you've used are great. Congratulations on your digis too ! Thanks for joining us at ABC challenge. Sue C x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi True,

Oh, these birds are sooooo tweet!! ;-) I love the way you colored them for this card, especially the purple and green, really nice and colorful and in the same time it's not completely filled with color, so it also looks light and lovely!! Fabulous! And amazing that it's your own digi, must give you a fabulous feeling!!

Love, Wendy

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Trudy! Great tutes too, love that ribbon ruffling! x

cgl1539 said...

Definitely more tutorials! I loved them. I really loved you showing how you did that ribbon technique. I cannot wait to give it a try!

Faye said...

This is a sweet card, the image is cute! Thanks for playing at Kaboodles. x

John said...

I would like to share a tip I just found about a discount gift card exchange called abcgiftcards.com . You can buy sell and trade gift cards at discounted prices from all National retailers.

Renee said...

as usual just beautiful. I love visiting your blog!! just gorgeous! hugz n blessings

LiveArt said...

Aaaaw, those birds are too cute!!! Love how you've coloured them, they look awesome!!


latinacreativa said...

What great tutorials! Your designs are wonderful. TFS!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautifully designed clean and simple image. Congratulations on having your first digi for sale. It really is a cutie. Just perfect! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Warmest wishes, Lesley

CathyRose said...

Thank you for the terrific video! I will definitely try the clear embossing on my next watercolor card. I am bookmarking your blog so I can visit again!

Cheryl said...

This is soooo adorable! I love these little birdies!

kim.mom said...

SSSOOO TWEET!!! Love the images!!! Great tutorials, too! I'm wondering if you could watercolor like that with copics?? I'm assuming Tombows are water based, though. Love that look!!

Carrie said...

oh these birs are sssooooo cute.. and I love your tutorials..

Thanks for joining us at sweet stamping xx

Tonje said...

Thanks for the tutorials, they're really great! Love your little birds.... soooo cute!

bernietom47 said...

Those bird images are so cute, beautifully colored too!
Great tutorials, too!
Blessings Bernie