Well, more awesome news at TheGrandStampede. I have been asked by the talented gals at Just Us Girls to be their guest designer for the month of January!! What fun and am so excited to work with this seriously talented group of cardmakers. So without further ado, here is my card for today, enjoy...
|There is nothing like a new pair of comfortable shoes to make a girl happy.|
For you, it might be a cozy pair of slippers or a stylish pair of heels.
For me, it would be a great pair of everyday slip-on shoes with a pair of brand new socks.
Just Us Girls
|I wish I could say the blue ombre was done with my hand and skill.|
But, I cannot tell a lie, it was done using photo-editing software.
Very easy to do and has a fantastic effect.
|I really enjoy the fonts in this sentiment. The words that needed emphasis|
are a beautiful script. The more blocky font seems to be a
perfect compliment to its script partner.
While getting my weekly dose of card tutorials on YouTube I came across a rather interesting video. It was discussion regarding Polychromos versus wax-based pencils. The artist taking the video gave all her wax-based pencils away and swore to never go back when she discovered polychromo pencils. Apparently, they blend better and are a better quality pencil then its wax based counterpart. I was intrigued and decided to see for myself, so I ordered a set of my own. And this card is my first attempt with polychromos.
So what did I think? I agree they are much smoother and they don't leave a residue like wax based pencils. They do blend beautifully and seem to need a less effort to do so. But the saturation of color seems to be its main difference. Wax based pencils seem to give its true color much sooner than polychromos. So my consensus, I like them both for different reasons. Each type of pencil is unique and wonderful in its own way. Kind of like my kids- which by the way out of the blue my son asks me: 'Mom, seriously tell me the truth, Who do you like better me or my sister?'. I answered with pure laughter and a responded 'I love you both for different and unique reasons.' and that was that!
So which pencil do you prefer, and why? I would really enjoy your thoughts on this topic. If you are a beginner or a pro I would really like to hear what you have to say...
Well, that should do it for me. If you are visiting from Just Us Girls thank you for popping in and seeing some of my work. All the other followers and visitors thank you too. I do appreciate every visit. We will see you next week with another challenge from Just Us Girls. Until then, take care and happy crafting.
All the best,