Friday, December 9, 2011

Digitial Delights Dec.9 & Staedtler

It's Friday!!!  In just a few hours the weekend will be here. :)  I'm late posting my card for Digital Delights because my internet modem kept rebooting every few minutes.  It wasn't my service provider so that means it's either a virus or trojan.  It's been years since I had one of those nasty buggers.  Of course my antivirus didn't detect it.  So I had to run some malware and spyware softwares.  In the end I think the free online scanner from microtrend did the trick.  Knock on wood everything seems stable now.

Do you realize that in two weekends from now it'll be the Christmas Holidays????  How insane is that?  Digital Delights still has you covered for all your holiday crafts.  This week I used the "Jingles and Tree" image and the "Caroling Sentiments" image.  This time I used a method for coloring that I haven't used in a long time.  Pencil crayons with mineral spirit.  I have always loved this technique but I have to tell you since using the Staedtler Ergo Soft colored pencils I have a new found joy in this technique.  With other pencil crayons I had to go over numerous times to create a shading effect and when applying the mineral spirit my color wasn't spreading out so well.  With the Staedtler Ergo Soft I don't have to color everything.  The mineral spirit literally pulls out the color from these pencils.  For you ladies who love using this technique you have to get the Staedtler Ergo Soft pencils.  The papers are from Echo Park 6x6 paper pad - Season's Greetings.  Lots and lots of distressing using the Tim Holtz distresser.  To create the snow on the tree I used the Flower Soft white.  In my opinion it's still the best product I've used to create a snowlike effect.

Be sure to check out for the rest of their products.  Also please go to their facebook page  STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG  and click on like to see all the wonderful inspiration on how to use their products. 

And don't forget to head on over to the Digital Delights blog for more creative inspiration from the rest of the DT and also see this week's challenge.  You will also see some awesome specials going on!


Claire said...

Lovely card Tina, great use of colour. Hugs, Claire x

April Derrick said...

Super cute - love the color!!

sharon g said...

The colors are great! I need good supplies.