Sunday, June 8, 2008
Dang..... every single mini, I tell myself to only get a couple sets.... do I listen to myself? NO. I think I bought almost every set in there. This set, I'm blaming on the Nancy's. Yes... Nancy's.... Nancy Morgan and Nancy Littrell. Both are VERY talented stampers and very sweet friends, but so very bad for my pocket book.
I dropped by Nancy Morgan's house the other day and she showed me the coolest thing (I will share later, I promise). As she was showing me, I spied this set out on her counter. Well, come to find out it was Nancy L's set that she was returning. So, I quickly stamped out a few images just to play with. I should have known better. You'd think I'd know better. This is a sickness.... I am indeed a sick woman. LOL. I needed a couple sympathy cards, so this is what I came up with.
Of course coloring is so much fun now that I have some Copic markers. I started by adding just a touch of blue to the flowers with B21, then I added the darker shaded parts with BV01, then I want back and blended it all together with BV00. I went back one more time and added a little more BV01 to the centers. Then, I added just a touch of sparkle with my Sakura Stardust Pen, then to finish it off, added black centers with my Sakura Glaze pen... it raised just a bit, so they look embossed. SO pretty in real life.
If you click on the photo you can see a larger version and see some of the shine and shimmer. It's so hard to capture with photos.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Pretty Petals Background, Brighter Tomorrow (Stampin'Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst.
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Copic Markers, Whisper White Craft.
Other: Crafter's Tool Kit, Cuttlebug + Nesties, White Tafteta Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Photo Corner Punch, Sakura Stardust Pen, Sakura Glaze Pen, Colorless Blender Pen (Copic), Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.
Oh, speaking of my love/obsession with Copics..... my Copic Idol and stalkee Marianne Walker has a blog now! OMG, if you haven't been there, you MUST go. That woman is AMAZING. Be warned though... if you are on the fence about purchasing Copics, DO NOT GO. There, you've been warned. Now, go and check it out... click at your own risk: I Like Markers.
Hope you had a great weekend. I'm going to be stalking my UPS man this week waiting for my very own Bloomin' Beautiful set to arrive. After all..... you can only get it until the end of June. Time is running out on everything in the Occasions Mini, so check it out and make sure you have everything you "NEED". I'm so happy I'm not the only one with this sickness. *wink*