Friday, 21 November 2008

A Baker's Dozen

Usually, it's lots cheaper to buy things in sets, compared with individually purchasing the set's contents. Yes?? Well, with the current Stampin' Write Individual marker promotion running till 30th November, it's still true, by a whopping 12 cents per marker! (insert ironic smiley here!) So, why not take the opportunity to build your own "custom" set of colours, either built around your favourites for stamping with, colours you don't own in inkpads, or around other markers you might have already. One of my Stampin' Up! uplines, the lovely Kim Tonnet gave me the idea of creating a "Baker's Dozen" of 13 markers to cover most occasions. I've selected what I think gives a nice coverage of the rainbow, remembering you always have the option of lightening up darker pen shades by use of an Aquapainter brush or Blender pen, and when applying direct to rubber, you can stamp-off first to get a paler shade on your project also.

So, what do you think? It's probably more a "Fruit Shop Dozen" based on the stamp set I used, the cute Tart and Tangy from the (soon to end!) Spring Mini (113031 $21.95) The colours are, left to right:

Chocolate Chip

Blush Blossom (for skintone)

Regal Rose

Rose Red

Real Red

Pumpkin Pie

Summer Sun

Always Artichoke

Old Olive

Certainly Celery

Bordering Blue (for creating shadow and outline effects)

Night of Navy

and.... Lovely Lilac!

Act fast to get your order to me, as this promotion only runs another 9 days, ending strictly 30th November. I am taking orders up to 8pm :) Happy colouring!

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