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Local King Reigns

Lisa Yang, the creator and owner of Local King Rubber Stamps, always inspires me. Her stamps and dies are easy to work with, at Lisa's design. I worked with this stamp a little differently. Usually, Lisa works on white KromeKote® glossy card stock. I didn't have a background stamp that I wanted to use, so I chose to work with a designer paper that has a very light background design. I used the water-based markers that Local King sells. The colors stamped just fine on the decorated paper; they're just a little softer than if stamped onto the white glossy card stock.

Local King Rubber Stamp: Flitter Flutter

Magenta Stamp: "Everything feels better after a hug" 07.915.F

Local King Rubber Stamp's water-based colored markers (24-set): light, medium, dark values in purple tones for flowers; medium and dark value in green tones, as well as dark brown, for leaves and stems; light, medium and dark values in orange/red tones for the butterfly.

Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Colored Pencils (to color in butterfly)

VersaFine in onyx black for sentiment

Penny Black "Gentle Whisper" 6x6 paper pad (80-008) for background panel

Black 65# card stock for matting panel

Graphic 45 LeCirque Collection's "Magnifique" for base mat

Conqueror 118# cover card stock in Diamond White for base card

Twine: black/white and yellow/white

In another day or so, I'll work up another card using Local King Rubber Stamps and their matching die sets. Lisa creates her dies so they not only cut; they also emboss. The majority of her stamp designs include a matching die set. Lucky us!

An artist friend created a piece of art using a stamp she purchased last month at Art 'n Soul's Recycled Rubber sale (usually the first Saturday and Sunday of each month)

Sherry used alcohol inks and pads to color the stamp that was applied onto photo paper (5"x7"); brushed with alcohol inks for the rainbow effect. Everything was brushed with a fluid medium and then fairy dust (glitter) was sprinkled on and allowed to dry. After, the medium was applied again. flourish lines were added with a white pen. The dark lines and stars are from a stamp that didn't work very well, so Sherry improvised with her own designs using the white pen. After everything was dry, Sherry brushed the medium onto the entire piece again to protect it all.

The medium helps keep the piece from drying too quickly so you have time to make your artwork.

Sherry is so creative with her artistry. I really appreciate the opportunity to share her art with you on this blog.

From the Magenta blog, I discovered this wonderful card by Carol Dion. I love the colors and how they're used with this stamp that I've always had a special fondness for. Her technique is unusual, which makes the card art even more appealing. Click on the link to Carol's blog posting for the details; be sure to click

on "English" as your preferred language (upper column on the left).

I hope you've enjoyed your visit because I really appreciate your stopping in.

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