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Fri 15

New Summer Die Release
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  Memory Box has a new release of dies for the Summer, and you will definitely want to check them out on the website!

I knew when I saw the new Rose Bloom Collage die that it was going to be my first project.  Roses seem to be perfect for so many different occasions.  To color the rose petals and leaves, I used an assortment of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Here is a closeup:


One of the reasons I like the Zig markers is that they are really easy to use for watercoloring.  The brush nibs are similar to Copic markers in that it doesn't hurt the marker at all to go over a darker color with a lighter color.  To color each item, I die cut the image out of 140lb watercolor paper.  Next, I drew a solid line of Geranium Red at the base of the petals and then softened it with a line of bright Peach Pink and finally blended with the lightest Blush color.  On the petals that are primarily pink, I started with the Peach Pink, blended with the Blush and then softened everything with a waterbrush.  The coloring itself was very quick and easy. 

For the green petals, I used a combination of Green, Light Green, and Pale Green markers.

When I was done with each marker, I scribbled them onto scrap paper to clean off any residual color from another marker.

To finish the card, I added the Thanks Jotted Script die, which includes both the background and foreground parts of the word "thanks."  I colored the word thanks with the Peach Pink marker to match my rose, but I realized afterwards that it took too much time to do it that way.  I should have just looked for a pink piece of cardstock that was somewhat similar to my rose. 

I hope you will continue to check back to the blog to see the new items and to be inspired.  Have a wonderful weekend!








Wow that is gorgeous, such pretty coloring!

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