Well did you spot it? You were supposed to be on the lookout for the new stamp set Ive been working with by Precious Remembrance. Well this is the first card I've made using this awesome new set and I gotta say I love it. They stamp clean and perfect every time. LOve it Love it. LOve it.
OK! Back to the card!
I'm trying something a little new today. You know I have had about 35 CarbOthello pastel pencils for about a year now and never used them? To be honest, I was scared silly! They're kind of chalky and the tips are not so sharp so it freaked me out. But let me tell you. You're going to see a lot more of pastel work on my blog in the coming weeks cos I am having a blast!! These pastels are so luminescent, they're like the moon shining at night. And I just love em! And a little trick.... *pssssst* if you put your pastel pencils in the freezer overnight they sharpen like a dream with an electric sharpener. And I'm sure everyone uses them a little differently but I found that I had to reverse my color laying order. As in, instead of light to dark I layer dark to light, blending each layer with a finger or blending stump.
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: CarbOthello Pastel pencils
Flowers and buttons: from stash
Sentiments: Precious Remembrance
I hope Ive given you some crafty ideas today!