Sunday, August 23, 2009

Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call

Your Next Stamp

I just came across a brand new stamp company called Your Next Stamp (how clever is that?!) and instantly fell in love with their images! They are SO my style (really cute and fun) and I love how they come in little sets with coordinating images and sentiments! I had to place an order right away, so I'll be sharing cards with these images soon!

Until then, I decided I had to try for the Design Team since I love the stamps so much already! They asked that we share 2 of our best cards that show off our coloring abilities. It was so hard to narrow it down to just 2, but it had to be done! [All pictures can be clicked to enlarge.]

My first is a little older one that is one of my all-time favorites and that actually got me chosen as the first ever featured artist on the Paper Blooms blog:

You can see my coloring skills a little better with these close shots. For this card, I dotted the colorless blender pen all over the fish to look like scales. I also added some glitter pen and lots of dimension.

If you'd like more details, here's the original blog post.

My second card isn't a card at all (hope that's ok!) and is much newer. In fact, I just made this fun little notepad last week (sorry to all my regular viewers who are seeing this again!):

Although the notebook is pretty simple in design, I really love how the coloring came out! I'm always trying to improve my coloring skills and this girl turned out exactly how I wanted!

Here's a close shot of just the image:

If you'd like more details, here's the original blog post.

Finally, to Karen and anybody else that may be looking over the DT submissions: I just wanted to mention that although Copics are my first choice for coloring, I also love using watercolors, and I recently learned how to color with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Thank you very much for checking out my post and considering me for the design team!


  1. Good luck!!! Your colouring is great!!

    I just took a look at the challenge blog & shop.... the stamps are sooooo cute!!

    Saskia :)

  2. good luck...darling submissions :)

  3. So beautiful cards Maureen! I love your coloring on them!

    Congratulations!!! I left you an award for you here:

  4. They are awesome cards! How funny, I just found these cute stamps last night! Good luck for the DT call!

  5. Those new stamps are cute! Good luck!

  6. These are so cute! I love the Gold fishie...Gonna go check out the images right now!

  7. Good luck Maureen! Your colouring is fabulous! I use Watercolour Brush Pens, but have just bought a small set of 36 Copic Ciaos. I would love to be able to colour like you one day! Hugs, Sem x

  8. You're right, they're stamps are darling...can't wait for their opening! Good luck on making it on to the design team...your talent with coloring with copics is amazing and I'm certain you'll make it!

  9. I hope they pick you... those are great maureen!

    -- dalis


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