Apr 25, 2012

Color Your World! Sweet Style!

Yippee it's another fun day with...

If you didn't stop by the blog 
yesterday .... here's a little recap 
of one of our favorite companies, Tombow~

You might know them from some of these
amazing products.... 

Glue!! I love this liquid glue... 
I literally use it for EVERYTHING! 

Of course, their water-based markers
were some of my first and I still love using 
them to color straight on my stamps... more 
on these fun markers coming this week! 

And of course, their runners are super 
quality too! (even compared to my beloved
ATG... these Tombow runners are so versatile and easy 
to take on the go... my ATG is a little bulky lol) 

They carry lots of other fun stuff... BUT
today I'm showing off the pretty markers!!

I'm using 'Old School Rock' 

An oldie but a goodie!! 

So I broke out some of the markers 
and stamped the tape on some white cardstock

I started by outlining in blue... 

Then I grabbed the lighter blue and 
the blender and created some shadow... 
(excuse the blurry photo!) 

Then I wanted to make the outside green... 
So, I grabbed the green and my watercolor 
brush! I love that these markers are basically 
watercolor markers!! It's such a cool effect...

Then to add some depth I added some 
grey with my watercolor brush! 

(this time I put some color on my clear block 
so I could pick up the color with the watercolor brush... 
it's a much lighter effect... I loved it!!) 

Then I added a couple extra poppies to it 
and called it a day... (with some ribbon of course!) 

Fast, easy, and FUN card!! 

Check out 'Old School Rock' in the shop... 

Of course what would be a 
partnership with a COOL company 
without a little give-a-way... 

Post comments on this blog and 
the blog of the designer (today it's me ... so 
you don't have to worry about going to the 
designers blog... just comment here!) 
each day of our partnership (through friday) and 
be entered to win some really NEW sweet!!

Also... don't forget... we have 
a monthly challenge we'd love for you 
to participate in! 

Here are the details... 

Ready to play along for this month's challenge? Make sure you read the rules below!

Here's how to play along:
  • Create a NEW project with our newly released SWEET stamps (see below) 
  • Add the logo (above) to your blog post including your project (please link back to this post so your friends can see where to join in on the fun!)
  • Link up your project by Sunday April 29 at 11:59pm PST

The ONLY stipulation to this challenge... you MUST use stamps from a newly released set (from this release or the previous release). You can mix and match them however you want, we just want to see what you can create with our newest sweet stamps!

You CAN enter more than once, we LOVE to see lots of new inspiring projects, but you can only win one prize in a month. Entering more than once does not increase your chances of winning. 

Don't know which sets you can use? 
Here's a refresher:

March Release Stamps:

Sweet SpringPerfect MatchOh La LaIt's A Man's World

April Release Stamps:

 Don't have any of these sets? Don't worry! There's plenty of time to head over to the Sweet Shop to place an order! You have the rest of this month to get your challenge entries in! We ship fast! 

Also be sure to take a moment to visit our 

Happy Wednesday
Happy Stamping
Happy Coloring!!


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  1. It looks like you can achieve great shading effects with the markers, and I totally remember making people mixed tapes. So fun.

  2. I love the tape stamp! Great job coloring it!

  3. This is one of my favorite sweet sets, and thanks for the great coloring tutorial!

  4. love the technique breakdown with the markers!! thank you!

  5. What a fun card, Nicole! I love Tombow products, especially their liquid adhesive.

  6. Those markers look like a great thing! They'd work so well with your amazing stamps!

  7. I am a huge TOMBOW fan too. Love their roller adhesive. Thanks for the fun inspiration today.

  8. Thanks for showing how you did the coloring - I'm clueless on coloring!

  9. Ooh I love TomBow, always the glue I reach for when needed a wet glue! Love the coloring tutorial, awesome!

  10. Thanks for sharing the tips on colors and shading. Love how you did the card.

  11. Adorable card! I love the bright colors and the ribbons!

  12. A very quick and fun card indeed. I'm always finding ways to use that stamp set. Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. Thanks for the tutorial. I didn't know that Tombow had a blender pen. Go figure...

  14. So awesome! Great coloring! :)

  15. Woops, do I leave a second comment for the dt part? I really like the cassette stamp. I like old time (ha ha ha) stuff.

  16. The colors you chose are perfect for this 70s look. It would be cute to make a gift tag with this, for a cd or ipod (gift).

  17. Very cute card. Nothing like the old timin rock n' roll. You dont see cassettes very much these days.

  18. Great coloring with these markers!

  19. Great coloring! Thank you for the tutorial.

  20. What a fun stamp set today and some good coloring tips.

  21. love that ribbon accent, super cute!