Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spring is in the air...

Hey guys and gals, 

What with this amazing weather the UK is having right now (yeah right) we thought we would set a Spring theme for April. 


Our American Design Team Member Jamie Pope has sent in these wonderfully spring-like cards... 

When I think of spring, I think of sunflowers, so its nice to see them on the following first card. The petals were colored with a ZIG® Brushables in Pure Yellow and the leaves were colored with a ZIG® Brushable in Spring Green. The center of the flowers were colored using a ZIG® Waterbrush and ZIG® Fabricolor pen in Black. I simply brushed the tip of the ZIG® Waterbrush against the pen nib and then blended the colour on the cardstock. Lastly, I colored the ladybug with a ZIG® Writer in Pure Red, then used my ZIG®Wink of Stella in Glitter Clear to add a bit of shimmer.



Next up Jamie created this adorable pastel colored card, also colored using nothing but ZIG® pens. The tulip and stems were colored with a ZIG® Brushables in Pure Yellow and the leaves were colored with a ZIG® Brushables in Spring Green. The dress was coloured with a ZIG® Art & Graphic Twin marker in pink and a ZIG® Waterbrush. I used the same technique as above to achieve the watercolour effect, touching the ZIG® Waterbrush to the pen nib and then applying the colour to the cardstock.

Her hair was coloured using a ZIG® Brushables in Pure Yellow and a ZIG® Fabricolour pen in Brown, along with ZIG® Waterbrush. I added the base colour of yellow to her hair, the added highlights of the brown. Lastly, the flowers in her hair were coloured with a ZIG® Fabricolour pen in Cobalt Blue, then highlighted with my ZIG® Wink of Stella pen. Love, love, love the ZIG® Wink of Stella pens! Subtle glimmer without being over the top.



Thank you Jamie. I really appreciate what you've sent us :)

Speak to you all soon :) In the mean time though take a look at our Kuretake Shop Site here.

Becki