Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Hi folks! It’s still a couple of days left to enter your card in Prickley Pear’s Sketch Challenge. Last day is June 30th. And the prize is a clear stamp set and matching die of the winner’s choice!!! Here is my take on the fabbie sketch:

You are a wonderful friend

I’ve used two clear stamp sets for this card. The rose circle is from the Spring Scalloped Circles which is a perfect match for the Scalloped Circle Die. The flowers are from the Clearly Beautiful Flowers set and these are die cut with the Flowers Die. Here is a close up of the Circle and Stacked flowers.

You are a wonderful friend det

And the sketch:

We hope to see your take on it. You find all the info and the linking tool in THIS post. Have a lovely Sunday!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Copic Coloring Tutorial...Featuring New Stamps!

OK... here is my first shot at a copic tutorial... I hope you will enjoy it and if you have any questions... please
contact me at and I will help you any way I can.
First... stamp the image with momento black ink. I use  Neenah white card stock and it works pretty good for me. Then I colored the flower with RV0000. I hilighted the edges with RV00 and clean up any stray marks with the colorless blender.
Soften the image by Recoloring with RV0000.Using YR23 color the centers of the flowers and just a small ammount of the centers.Add accent dotd to the center with RV66.Use RV63and add variations to the petals with the brush end of the marker by flicking out to make "stripes" for contrast.

Soften with RV0000 by coloring over to blend edges as in step 3. See the arrow pointing at the one that is softened and the one that is not...

this photo shows the picture of the flowers that have all been blended.
I added spica glitter pens to the center and i colored the stems with YG95,YG97 and YG99.
And here is the finished product...
I used this months sketch to finish my card. I hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial and stay tuned as I will have another one next month featuring the card sketch for July!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sketch Challenge!

Welcome to our first monthly sketch challenge. We have brought you sketch challenges in the past and now you can look to us to bring you inspiring challenges and cards on the 15th of every month! Show us your PPRS best and play along with us. Tell all your friends to join in on the fun as well. You can link your cards to Mr. Linkey down below and everyone will get a chance to see your fabulous creation. One lucky winner will be chosen each month to receive fabulous prizes.

This months prize for playing along - if you are chosen as the winner (and we choose randomly) will be your choice of a Clear stamps set and Coordinating die from the PPRS website. All of our sets are fabulous and fun. The dies are metal construction and work with all table top die cutting machines. The stamps  - stamp snugly into the shape once cut. Each set of clear stamps has variations on the same design - what fun!

Now onto the sketch. 

Card by Michelle

Card by: Angelica
DT members Michelle and Angelica along with myself have great samples to hopefully inspire you! You have until June 30 to post for this sketch challenge. A winner will be announced July 1st!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Releases Now Available!

We have added to our wonderful, wild animal line and have added some beautiful new word phrases to go along. Here are 3 samples from our design team members, along with a sampling of new images you will find on our web store!

Sketch Challenge Winner!

Congratulations Gini Cagle we went to and you were chosen as the winner!
Beautiful work! Thanks for showing us your Prickley Pear best!

Please contact us here to let us know your choice of Clear Stamps and matching die that you would like to recieve.

Thanks everyone for playing, you all did a wonderful job!

Visit us on the 15th as we will have another sketch challenge and more great prizes!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fun Stuff Coming up at PPRS

Be sure to visit us this Sunday, June 12 as we have a release party showcasing our latest designs! We have added to our wild animal line and we must say, they are beautiful images! 
We will announce the winner of our sketch challenge currently running - one lucky person will get to choose the clear stamp set and matching die of their choice! Thanks to those who have played along so far! There is still time show us your PPRS! See the post from May 29th!
And starting on the 15th of this month -  we will be doing a regularly-monthly occurring sketch the 15th of each month. We want to see your best! There will be fun prizes to be had for each challenge!
Also... Stay tuned as we have DT members Tesa and Dawn that will be providing beautiful tutorials weekly for the next month, starting June 22nd. 
Happy Stamping! And Rubber Hugs!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reader Submission

One of our readers and a friend of PPRS who won our newest addition to our Build a Bird sets, Febe of Prescott, sent us a couple of samples that she made. They were so much fun, we thought we would share. I love how she used matching paper for the card and birds! Thanks Febe! You're the best!

Also, there are still a few more days left to participate in our sketch challenge. No one has posted yet, so we would say your chances of winning a clear stamps and matching die of your choice are pretty good! So lets get posting! Good luck all.

And... we are going to be starting up sketch challenges, the 15th of every month. So let all of your friends know. We will have great prizes to go along with the challenges.