Monday, February 1, 2010

Teaser PI girls and Tea Dying

Welcome to the new Pure Innocence girls for the month of February! I have this cutie to show you others are colored up but have yet to find their way into a card...
To see all the peeking today for these girls go to Kim's blog to check out the DT list.

My kids have been bringing home fantastic report cards! I thought this would be a sweet little card to let them know how proud I am of their hard work!

I colored her with my copics and colored in the chalkboard too! I wanted it to look like there was a little of that chalk residue left on the blackboard. After I was done coloring with my markers I took my black spica pen and wrote "A+".

Here is a little close up of the coloring....notice the little spica accents on the bottom of her shirt and her collar.
Here are this card deets:
You Make the Grade (PI), CS about Emerson by My Favorite Things
Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Boyfriend Collection (Cosmo Cricket), White (Neenah), Kraft Card Stock
Copic Markers
Airbrush System, Black and Clear Spica Pens (Copic)

Chipboard Flower (Maya Road)
Button, Twill

OK....I ordered a BOATLOAD of twill the other day...lots of white as I can color it any shade with my copics. I also wanted to tea dye some as well so here is the photo by photo of that process.
Bring water to a boil and add tea bags (cheap black tea works best).
Here is the pile of "before" ribbon
Take the tea bags out and add the ribbon to the pot....let it sit and soak till it reaches the desired color.
Take the ribbon out and put it in a colander. If it isn't dark enough you can always add it back to the pot.
I rinsed it and threw it in the dryer with my towels to "heat set" it. I just wrapped them around a piece of sturdy card stock. Now I have a beautiful linen color of will be seeing lots of twill!
See you tomorrow with a peek of a brand new artist for My Favorite Things...I think you will love her too!


CoreyW said...

I just ordered a bunch of copics and can't wait to start coloring - I read your blog often for ideas!

love all that twill - where do you buy it in bulk?

Jana Weaver said...

Adorable Sherrie...can't wait to try tea staining some ribbon again - I haven't tried that in a while! And the card is just adorable!

Karen Motz said...

This is STUNNING Sherrie!!! I really wish I could have watched you colouring at CHA for much, much longer!!

Melody said...

This is just stunning! I love the colors you chose. I will give the tea dying a try. I love that look!

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful, Sherrie! I love the layout and all your great details!

I think I have some twill in need of a bath -- thanks for sharing the how-to! :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning! Your amazing colouring makes me wanna watercolour ASAP. Love the tea dyed ribbon too. SO Smart!

Megan said...

Gotta love twill!! I pulled some out the other day and couldn't find a good use for it! Yours looks awesome!!

Kim said...


Barbara said...

Just adorable, Sherrie!!!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, so you know we're gonna ask....where did you get your twill? I'm in need of some and was going to order from SU, do you have a different source?
LOVE your project-sooooo cute!

Kerry J. said...

Adorable Sherrie!! Absolutely love this!

StampOwl said...

Adorable card

Julie Dinn said...

So adorable Sherrie and your coloring is amazing! WOW!

Michele Boyer said...

This is SO cute, Sherrie! I love your coloring on the blackboard! It looks so chalky. :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable! Love your coloring!!

raduse said...

Aha! Forgot to heat set my tea dying. Knew I skipped a step somewhere. Thanks. :) Sherrie, you coloring is fantastic as usual.

g said...

beautiful card! i love your coloring- just gorgeous. thanks for the tea dye how-to i've never tried before so i'm excited to learn!

Barb Housner said...

I tea dye white and cream lace also to give it an antique look - I have done paper doileys.

Barb Housner

Rosie said...

Eat Cake, Blog Candy, I'm getting a craving!! Must feed the need with pens, how exciting!! Thank you for all this wonderful advice!
These projects are beautiful.