Tuesday, May 12, 2015


This week the Tombow USA Blog has a challenge for you, so wake up and smell the 

flowers!  The challenge is "May Flowers"

For this challenge, I made a card using Tombow's Recycled Color Pencils and my new

You could win this awesome prize!!

 I started by stamping the face on ivory cardstock.  Then I stamped the flowers on white cardstock and cut them out.
Next I used the Recycled Color Pencils to color the flowers.  I started with yellow in the 

center and worked my out, then I colored pink and finished with dark pink.  When you color 

with pencils you should color in circles so you don't get lines in your coloring.
I also colored a little bit of pink pencil on the cheeks of the face.  There is no way to do that 

without leaving some circular marks.  In the picture above, I pointed out the cheek color and

 the lines in the flower.  No matter how hard I try, there are always some marks.  And I have

 a solution!  Use a paper towel and "buff" you coloring!
Just take the paper towel and put it around your finger and "buff" the coloring!  It makes 

your coloring positively shine!  And the Recycled Color Pencils by Tombow are AWESOME

 to use!  They are so soft and they color wonderfully!
When I was done coloring and buffing, I cut a piece of patterned paper and attached the 

face to it with the Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.  I also used it attach the 

flowers.  I cut some of the leaves off of the flowers and adhered them in different areas too.
This was a super fun project to make and I love how it turned out!!
Now, it's your turn!

Add your wonderful creations to the Link Up Here!  You have You have from Monday May 

11th through Sunday May 24th at 11:55 pm EST to enter.  The winner will be announced on

 Tuesday May 26th right here on the Tombow blog!
Good Luck!!



  1. Brilliant use of your Big Flower Stamps! She looks ready for a Luau night of fun dancing. Creative Bliss Miss Creative...

  2. I have a face stamp like that from Stampendous, that I won.....but haven't ever used. (I am soooooo baaaaaaaad!!!) It came with a flower, also, but I really love your own flowers because they have leaves, too! :) Making a lady with a head full of flowers isn't quite my style, but I always love seeing your coloring techniques. That delicate hint of blush is wonderful!!! can I use that lady face stamp????????
    <3 J

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