Monday, November 7, 2011

Designer Spotlight with Denice

Good Morning TGF Peeps! It’s Farmer Denice here and not only do a have a small project to show you today, but I also have a little tip I’m going to share that I discovered a couple of months ago. Let’s get started...

Did you see the Keep Cozy set that was offered at the Farmer’s Market last month? I sure did and immediately put the adorable set in my cart and as always it was delivered to my door with the great service that we’ve all become accustomed to from The Greeting Farm. Fast service, savings, and stamps I {heart}...SCORE one for Farmer Denice!!

IMHO, it’s never too early to start making tags for the holiday and the word “NEVER” deserves repeating here because I have several nieces and nephews who all receive handmade tags each year, a retail job that requires extra hours during the holidays, and four kiddos at home...so it’s always good to get a head start on the holidays when I get the chance. Not only did I use the Keep Cozy set but I also used the snowflakes from the Clear Christmas set to make these tags. Brrrrr...




I thought I’d used the adorable new Holiday Anya to share a little tip I discovered a couple of months ago while using my Copics to color an image. It's pretty obvious I oversaturated the paper and the ink bled out, extending beyond the image lines. Ewwww...


I digressed about how it seems to take patience when using a blending pen to push the color back into the image and seeing how I’m an impatient person...I grabbed my white Pentel gel pen and colored over the leaking ink. Not only did it match my Neenah Solar White cardstock but it also disguised my out-of-image coloring (a.k.a. sloppy) well enough for me use the image on a project. It was super quick with great results!



I sure hope you find that little tid-bit helpful! Maybe you have a tip or two you’d like to share too...we’d love to hear them!

:Dx
Denice

5 comments:

mousekemom said...

Fab tips, Denice! Love your projects too!
Another option I learned is to use the 0 Colorless Blender to nudge the color back in the lines (works best with lighter colors), then smooth over with the white gel pen.

Carisa said...

those tags are adorable!!! love the tip. :D I would have just fussy cut her out. LOL

tracey said...

Thanks for the fab post Denice. Such wonderful tips and I just LOVE your tags. What did you stamp the snowflakes with, and did you emboss them. They look great.

Rachel Parys said...

Those tags are awesome Denice!! I was laughing when I read the technique about getting rid of the bleeding color, I thought I was lazy for using my white pen as well! Sometimes the colorless blender just doesn't do the job.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing! :)