Wednesday, August 14, 2013

100 Days of Tombow

A while back I was contacted by Tombow and invited to participate in their 100 Days of Tombow event.  They have invited 100 different bloggers to showcase some of their great products and for each submission Tombow is making a $100 donation to the Council for Arts Education. 

I jumped at the chance to participate since Tombow happens to be my go to adhesive of choice.  Tombow sent me a set of Irojiten Color Pencils, Dual Brush Pens (grunge set), and a Stamp Runner. 

I used the Dual Brush Pens to create this card using Avery Elle's Ikat Additions.  I used the two pink pens to brush the ink onto the stamp alternating between the light and dark pen.  Once that was complete, I used the darker pink pen, coloring directly onto an acrylic block and then picking up that ink with a water brush to color in the spaces between the stamped strips.  Once the first coat was done, I went back and emphasized the edges of those sections with the pen and blended again with the water brush.  I also added some water/color to the dark pink stamped images to brighten the color.

The sentiment is from Mama Elephant's On Target set. 

I wanted to showcase the pencils as well, so I created this next card.

The image is Stampendous and colored with the pencils.  They were quite forgiving and it was easy to go back and deepen the colors by adding another layer.  I used a white gel pen to emphasize the snow on the image.  I used the gray brush pen to create the wash in the background using the same technique as on the first card (water pen and ink brushed onto an acrylic block).

The sentiment is from Uniko Studio, and those thin lines were just drawn in with two different thicknesses of pen.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much to Tombow for the opportunity to work with these great products!

Supplies Used
You're the One Card
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy, Bazzill Card Shoppe - Candy Hearts Cardstock
Stamps:  Avery Elle - Ikat Additions; Mama Elephant - On Target
Ink:  CTMH - Ruby
Other:  Tombow - Grunge Dual Brush Pens, Stamp Runner; Ranger - Water Brush 
Seasons Greetings Card
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy cardstock; Echo Park - Season's Greetings collection
Stamps:  Stampendous - Cling Snow Bird; Uniko Studio - Label Love:  Christmas
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Tombow - Irojiten Color Pencils, Grunge Dual Brush Pens, and Stamp Runner; White Gel Pen; American Crafts - Black 01 Precision Pen; Pigma - Black Micron 05 Pen


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are just gorgeous! I am LOVING that pattern on the first one!!!!!

  2. Wow! Fabulous coloring!! I can't decide which i like better!!

  3. Congratulations on the invite to 100 Days of Tombow! These cards are stunning, such great brush and pencil work!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving some love.

  4. wow these are simply amazing!! awesome job

  5. Wow! Gorgeous cards! I love the pink/red design and the little bird is super cute!

  6. Oooooooooh!!! Awesome creations, Miss Lady!! :)

  7. These are both just gorgeous, and how nice that you can have fun all in the name of a good cause.

  8. How exciting for you! Congrats! Both cards are beautiful!

  9. Your cards are beautiful, the effects on the first one are amazing !

  10. WOW! That's all that's really needed here... LOVE that first card and the pinks flowing out... amazing!

  11. what a great reason to make cards Miriam! love the techniques you used on these two pretty creations!

  12. These are absolutely stunning, Miriam! LOVE the cool design of the first, and we're such bird lovers at my house that the second literally made me go, "oooo!" out loud. Beautiful!

  13. spectacular results Miriam!
    The first one is so "Miriam" and it completely blows my mind!!

  14. Beautiful cards!! You sure have showcased Tombow FABULOUSLY, Miriam!

  15. Tombow made a great choice in selecting you...these are gorgeous Miriam! Both cards are so different yet both are so stunning!

  16. These are so neat Miriam. I love the red sketchy one and of course Stampendous birds are always a favorite of mine.