Yesterday I spent time reorganizing my craft studio. I still have some more work to do but as soon as I have it all completed, I will take pictures and share them with you.
I promised to show you some new products you can now get from Joan's Gardens. She has a great assortment of the new LaBlanche stamps that are so fabulous to design with. Today I created a card using the "Singing Bird" (LB1232). I used Ranger black "Archival Ink" to stamp the image. As I told you in an earlier post, my favorite way to color these images is using "Pen Nibs" and Distress Inks. You just touch the end of the nib onto the Distress Ink pad and it picks up enough color for coloring. The tips are very tiny so it is easy to color small areas such as the stems on these flowers. If you need to color a larger area, you use the side - just roll the nib across the ink pad to pick up the ink. Below is a picture of the Distress Ink pad and a picture of the package of 10 Nibs. My tip is that I store the Nib I use, for each color, right inside the ink pad. You can see it on the right side in the picture below. This way I am not having to look for the nib that matches the color of ink. The lid still fits perfectly even with the nib inside.