Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by today.
I tell you.....it sure is great to be crafting again. It's good therapy! Today I have a few things to tell you about. I'll start with this shutter card I made today. It looks totally complicated. But it is SO VERY EASY. It somewhat resembles the swing card I posted yesterday, but differs when it's opened. Here it is....
This is the view when it's closed. I just love the owl punch! It punches out everything you need for him! Three sizes of circles for his eyes, the middle section and the heart! And yes, I know I need to re-paint my fingernails. Focus on the card-not my chipped nails ladies!
Here is the open view:
So, moving on to my new love that's quickly climbing to the top (up close to hubby and kids-but 1 step lower!)
COPIC markers! They are alcohol based markers that make them so incredibly blend-able with other shades. So you can create highlights and shading on your line-art image stamps. This markers are professional grade artist markers that are made in Japan and used by comic makers. Hence the reason for the price-$6.49 a piece! Needless to say my collection will grow by only a few markers at a time, but I'm such a life-er now. I've spent hours on youtube (pathetic, right? I know!) watching people do tutorials on how to color, blend, shade and highlight images. I am a crazed lunatic now. I always LOVED coloring as a child. And now I can color everyday without feeling like I need to beg my daughter to bring out the crayons and coloring books!
So I bought a few new line-art stamps I fell in lust with while watching videos on youtube. Bought my first 10 or so markers over the past few weeks and have been practicing alot. I'm even taking a Copic Class at a scrapbooking store tomorrow! Here's some of my practicing.
Now........here's what I made for my daughter to give as thank you's to everyone who attended her birthday party.......
Going broke buying Copics and loving it-