Thursday, May 15, 2008

Count Your Blessings


I'm sorry.... I can't remember the name of this stamp or the company. When we were in Eugene for the Copic Certification, my friend Leann had this really cool stamp.. maybe Stamp Works? It was a group of flowers, all on one stamp with sentiments too. This is the right portion of that stamp. Leann was nice enough to let us stamp out some images. When I find out for sure, I'll come back and post.


I'm yellow challenged. Seriously, I hardly EVER reach for yellow. It's not that I don't like yellow, I do, but for some reason it's just not a color that calls to me often. Maybe because I always have pink on the brain... I don't know. Then, I remembered a technique that Marianne from Copic showed us . So, I reached for the one yellow Copic Marker I have and thought I'd (get my big girl panties, take a big deep breath) and try. It's hard to see in the photo, but there are streaks of that orangey yellow in the flower too. Why do I need my big girl panties? Oh, because it still makes me cringe a bit when I think back to Marianne showing us. I'm slowly getting over it, now that I've been playing with these markers more, but I'm not sure I'll ever REALLY get passed the smooshing. Okay, so this is what I did. I took the yellow marker, and on the brush tip, took the orangey color and colored directly onto the tip of the yellow! See? You are gasping huh? It's okay... I gasped too. But... I DID IT. I know Marianne is so happy with me right now. I did it M!! You can just color and twist that tip to get as much or as little of the other color on your image. Then, when you are done, just scribble on a piece of scratch paper until the dark color is gone. IT'S TOTALLY YELLOW AGAIN..... no harm to my precious, beautiful yellow Copic marker. Deep breath out.

Another cool product I've discovered lately is the Prism card stock. Prism sent everyone on Kristi's (Hanna Stamps) design team some of this WONDERFUL paper. I even loved the yellows. It's textured on one side, smooth on the other. Beautiful colors... oh, I feel rich having a stack of it. :) For this card I used Frosted Yellow, Intense Yellow and Baby Pink Medium. Two yellows..... I get bonus points today. :)

Okay, so it's a another busy day for me. Need to hit the dreaded grocery store. I really do need to invest in a cow for the back yard. Hope you all have a super duper day (the sun is out today, so I'm extra happy this am). Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

this is just beautiful! i love a tight color palette and you've achieved it beautifully with the pinks and yellows...i think you conquered your fear!

recently i won a blog candy that included 2 pink shades of copics...couldn't wait to get my hands on those babies--the FIRST thing i did was mix the colors on the brush tip of the lighter one, because i read about it on your blog LOL

Melissa said...

Beautiful job Cambria! My best friend's favorite colors are yellow and purple and I struggle with using the yellow too.....thank you for the inspiration!

Many Blessings,
M.

Stefanie Staniak said...

I'm behind on your posts and boy did I miss a lot!! I love them all and this card is gorgeous - I love yellow. I know that the purple butterfly card is going to be a big hit !! :)

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous card! The colors are so pretty. I love it!!

Have a good one!

Traci said...

WOW! I check your blog everyday is this is one of my favorite cards so far!! LOVE IT!! And I just got my first set of copic markers in yesterday. My mom bought me them for Mother's Day. Can't wait to color something.

Traci said...

Will be checking back for the name of the stamp set!

Deb said...

This is really beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

very cute card but I had to laugh at the cow bit because when my daughter was in kindergarten last year they did a little exercise "If I had a hundred dollars I would..." And my daughter said "buy a cow to keep in the backyard so when we run out of milk Daddy won't have to go to the Mac's store!" - Trish

Tracy said...

Cami, the stamp is by Printworks and is unfortunately retired or no longer available. I own this one and it is wonderful. I have however seen a clear stamp set by them that has some of the same elements. Here is a link: http://www.rubberpaperscissors.com/cd/pages/Q040.html

Awesome card BTW!

Alexandra said...

It's gorgeous, I love all the yellow, so summery and bright! Love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carol said...

beautiful card! I also rarely reach for yellow, but once I do I'm always happy with the results! I'd never imagine pink and yellow going together, but you've changed my mind forever with this great card! TFS

Michelle said...

Great card! I love the yellow and the stamp is great! The little added touch of pink makes it perfect

The Crafty Den said...

Hi, if you click this link it will take you to Stamp Addicts, who stock this large stamp with includes your stamp within a larger design.
https://www.stampaddictsshop.co.uk/shop/shop_item_view.asp?itemid=5146
Take care, Denise x

Leslie Miller said...

Cami, these yellows are soooooooo delicious, and I absolutely LOVE the vase! I've been thinking about those Prism papers and now you've got me thinking more... What a super cute card!