Thursday, November 12, 2015
Talk Turkey 2 Me – a Thanksgiving card colored with Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels
The digital stamps on this card – both image and sentiment – are from Whimsie Doodles, Turkey Split and Turkey Talk. The digital paper is from Snap Click Design and is Echo Park Hybrids Story of Fall paper pack #1.
Snap Click Design is a great site if you don't have easy access to craft stores and/or prefer digital. Thanks to them I can easily and quickly buy in digital form from my favorite scrapbooking suppliers – like Echo Park, BasicGrey and Cosmo Cricket. If you're not familiar with Snap Click Design, I highly suggest visiting them on a Wednesday for their $1 One Buck Wednesday specials. The paper pack used on this card retails for $3.99, but I purchased it on a recent One Buck Wednesday for $1! Fourteen papers for a $1 – you just can't beat that! The calendar is also from Snap Click Design and is Jenni Bowlin Studio Vintage Calendars – another previous $1 Wednesday special.
You might notice my coloring looks a bit different. I used for only the second time Caran D'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels to color the turkey (my first attempt was a Saint Patrick's day card earlier this year). I like the softer look and they blend great; it's amazing how they change color with the addition of water. I used a Pentel Aquash pen brush to apply the color, simply touching it to the pastel tip and then applying the color (if you've never used one of these water pen brushes, I highly recommend them, super easy to use and great for travel). I want to find the time to experiment with these pastels more; I can see their potential. They would work great for backgrounds and special effects. I've been doing a bit of research on the net and see they're very popular with art journalers. There's a very good video on the Caran d'Ache site on how to use them.
Paper – cardstock, Echo Park Hybrids Story of Fall #1, Jenni Bowlin Studio Vintage Calendars
Digital Stamp and sentiment – Whimsie Doodles Turkey Split and Turkey Talk
Color – Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon, pearls
I'm linking up with: Crafty Creations #302 – Give Thanks, Crafty Gals Corner #45 – Thank You or Thankful, Double Click Skittles #35 – Thank You or Thanksgiving, Little Red Wagon #315 – Happy Turkey Day, and 613 Avenue Create #149 – Anything Goes.