Do tulips make you happy? They SO make me happy! I had a lot of fun coloring this Lockhart Tulips image in fun, springy colors.
Notice the polka dot vase? That's a fun trick that I learned from Karen Lockhart herself! Want to know the secret? Ok, I'll spill, but only if you promise to give it a try yourself! After you have stamped your image, and before you color it, grab a dry-embossing stylus, preferably one with a fine tip. Now, with the stylus, "draw" your design. You're not limited to polka dots, either; swirls, stars, any little pattern you like will work. Make sure to press down so the pattern is getting embedded in your paper. Now, color as usual! You'll find that your pencil skips right over the design that you have drawn. Cool stuff, isn't it? If you would like to learn more about it, take a look at the Lockhart Tips and Techniques page on it. Karen has done a great job stepping this out and even has pictures as to how to do it.
Oh, and as long as I'm passing along little secrets...I was speaking with Karen the other day and she mentioned that NEW IMAGES are on their way very soon! I'm so excited! She told me about a few of them and I just know they're going to be so much fun with which to create! I can't hardly wait - and of course I will share just as soon as I am able! :)
In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy this technique. It's a bunch of fun and adds so many possibilities to your images.
Tulip stamp: Lockhart
Cardstock, ribbon, sentiment: Papertrey Ink
button, twine: craft supply