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!