Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Let Beauty Surround You

I'm finally eeking out some time in my craft room...even though it still looks like a tornado hit it from when I made space for a new sewing desk...am I the only one who resorts to stacking things higher in order to make space????

I've been getting the emails about the latest 3 Girl Jam Challenge ~ Kraft with Ribbon, and am loving the inspiration! So I decided to join in on the fun.


  • cardstock: white(Neenah), kraft & yellow(stash)
  • ribbon: Hug Snug Ribbon
  • stamp: Unity SOTW (Let beauty surround you)
  • pencils: Prismacolor
  • marker: Spectrum Noir
  • ink: Memento

Here's something that many of you probably know already, but maybe a few of you don't, so I thought that I'd share...If you want a custom color of ribbon, its not necessary to pull out the dye pots, you can just grab some white ribbon and an alcohol marker, then color that ribbon! I used white rayon seam binding ribbon, and the marker made the ribbon a bit stiffer than it is normally, but that was great, since it made my bow keep shape better!

And I just wanted to show a closer picture of the coloring...look...shading! And moreover, shading that doesn't look amateurish (shh, keep your opinions otherwise to yourself!) 

This is encouragement to any of you who look at your own coloring and think that you'll never get better...my advice to you...keep coloring anyway!!! The practice with your chosen medium will have you oohing and ahhing at your own work in no time at all!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Oh Meredith, your art AND posts always bring me such pleasure. You are a gem! Your coloring IS wonderful. Yes, yes, there it is -- shading! Isn't it fun when we see our coloring improving? I remember when I started with my Copics about a year ago and I felt like I was back in kindergarten. Yes, shading is good. I like your Copic colored ribbon, too. Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM! Julie O, DT member

  2. Your card is just beautiful! I love that sweet image and your coloring is awesome!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Kraft w/Ribbon Challenge!
    We have a new challenge beginning tomorrow, hope to see you join in again :)
    3GJ DT

  3. This is super cute...thanks for joining 3 Girl JAM!

  4. This is fabulous Meredith! Wonderful coloring job (perfect with the ribbon!). Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!



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