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The Male Room Challenge #131 - Team Colors - Guest Designer MFT Slider Card

Pink Fresh Studio Folk Mandala and WOW Sparkle Embossing Powder Make a Fantastic Combination!

Yipee! Recently I won the beautiful Pink Fresh Studio Folk Mandala stamp and Folk Mandala die sets and the gorgeous Flower Garden stamp set through Natasha--Craftawaywithme on Instagram. Huge thank you!!!  There is no better thing to do with some of these products than enter the Pink Fresh Studio December 2019 Challenge! (The links in this paragraph go directly to the Pink Fresh Studio store.)
Tips: 1. Use WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing powder on the solid image stamped with your favorite embossing ink on light blue cardstock. Heat it to complete the powder setting. 2. Use WOW Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder on the outline image you've stamped with embossing ink directly over the solid image already embossed. Stamp the outline image a number of times before you apply your embossing powder if you have a stamp positioning device.  This helps you get a better image, as you stamp on the uneven surface of the first layer.  Heat set it. 3. Make your own silver sparkle paper to match for your …

Adding Depth and Texture to Your Coloring and Essentials by Ellen Mondo Amaryllis

I love to color! Today I am using the beautiful Essentials by Ellen Mondo Amaryllis stamp set along with the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Holly stamp set for the sentiment. I have a couple of tips on how I achieve greater depth and texture in my coloring. Here is a short video on how I made and colored this card.

1. Use both warm and cool colors in your image. Here my warm, or more orangey red is Copic Marker R29 and my cool, or more blue reds are Copic Marker R89 and Copic Marker R39.
2. Use a muted medium shade of blue such as Copic Marker B34 to deepen the color of the shadows.
3. For more realism add texture once you are finished with your Copic Markers using Prismacolor Pencils. I used PC 1029 and PC1067.
4. And most important, just color and have fun!
I am joining 3 challenges with this card.
Emerald Creek Dares Challenge: Christmas/Winterwith Emerald Creek Craft Supplies
Time Out Challenges: Merry and Cheerful
If you haven't tried adding blue copics to shading your reds or pencil…