Thursday, August 16, 2012

Black magic technique

This is my very first blog tutorial. I have always loved learning new and exciting techniques, so I am so thrilled that I can try to pass on what I learned to someone else. I hope you are inspired to test this out yourself.

Materials used:
-Smooth black cardstock
-various other colours of cardstock
-Prisma colour pencil crayons (Any pencil crayon will do)
-White chalk ink pad
-White opaque gel pen
-Ranger's Dylusions stamps
-Jennifer Nilsson's Butterfly ballerina stamp
-EK success Scallop boarder punch
-Copic Markers
-Stardust stickles
-Kaisercraft pearls and rhinestones


Step 1
 Using white chalk ink pad and Ranger's Dylusion's stamp, stamp image around three sides of your smooth cardstock. Dry with a heat tool or let it dry for a half hour.

Step 2
Using your coloured pencils, colour in all of the leaves with your favourite colours.

Step 3
Outline the leaves and stems using an opaque white gel pen. This step really makes the leaves pop.

Step 4
Print off two of the Doodle Garden's Butterfly Ballerina stamp and colour with Copic markers to match the leaves of your background. Fussy cut around the images leaving a small white boarder. Add some Stickles to the ballerina tutu and rhinestones to the center of the flowers, butterfly body, and butterfly antenae. Mat an image and the 8 1/2 x 11 background to make a larger scrapbook page or just keep it small. Its all up to you. I also popped up the butterfly ballerina's to make them look like they were hovering over the page. I finished it off with three pearl flowers and a title. My miracle that has been my driving force for all of my creations lately is my 6 month old daughter, Skyla.

Here is a close up of one of the lovely Doodle Garden images all coloured


  1. Wow Beautiful background, I LOVE the colours and cute photo.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  2. This is simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! So creative and elegant.
    Thanks for playing in the FAVORITE COLOR COMBO challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  3. Crystal.

    Just wanted to stop in to say "Hi".
    Welcome to the TSB Design Team!
    Can't wait to see what you can do with Tracey's images!!


  4. Beautiful creation, Thanks for the show and tell and playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week :)

  5. I just LOVE the Black Magic technique, I really need to try it myself...hmmm that gives me an idea! I adore your page, thanks for sharing!
    Jodi :-)

  6. Wow this is just gorgeous! Lovely page and the colors really pop! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. great tutorial! love the page too! Thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash's technique challenge this week!

  8. This is really AWESOME!!!! I love what you did with the black paper. Thank you so much for joining us over at Bombshell Stamps!!!!