Saturday, June 9, 2012

First try with Copic Markers...

I only own four, of which two of the markers are the same color but different shade (because I had no idea what I was buying). Thank you Suzanne Dean for providing a basic starter list! She also has great tutorials as well on how to get started.

This was actually inspired by a layout I had done previously for a housewarming card but sticking to the cleaner colors of a wedding card I did before the card workshop.

I wanted to stick to bright, spring colors to reflect the sunflowers from May's stamp of the month, and the yellow ribbon I had picked up somewhere on sale was the perfect compliment. It's a gentle shading, but I used Y11 and Y13 and then used a brush and chocolate ink for the middle of the flowers.

I always like to decorate the inside of my cards, something I started doing after I discovered Teneale Williams' blog. I took the same sunflower and inked up two of the corners, coloring with the same technique.

I will be off for the next few weekends as I'm finally on the trip to celebrate my father-in-law's 60th birthday in Portugal! Hope that the sun comes out by the time I am home!

Michaels, etc:
White cardstock
Copics Y11, Y13

Friendship Bouquet - May 2012 SOTM
Cocoa Ink
Chocolate Ink

Listening to the birds chirp and the echoes of the Denmark vs. Netherlands Euro 2012 game,

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June SOTM - Life is Tweet and Stampaganza!!

If you've been waiting to get your hands on a few of the CTMH sets in the latest catalogue now is the time to get them!!

That's right - you buy two sets, any sets from the catalogue and you get a third one free! This is not limited to the first two, so if you buy four sets you get two free, so on and so forth. The cheapest set is always the "free" one out of a set of three. This is available only from June 1st - June 30th and includes all the sets in the catalog minus the SOTM sets.

I'm definetly going to take advantage of this myself - there's a few sets I'm eyeing.

And of course, with a new month there is a new stamp of the month - Life is Tweet. It's such a sweet little set

Plus, there is two stamps here that have red lines around them, so they have a coordinating shape in the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I admit I was skeptical myself about how versatile the CTMH cricut cartridge was but I have been shown the light - I use it for all my scrapping needs!

I've never seen so many boys out in their underwear, but I'm inspired enough to have registered for next year's Underwear Affair (run/walk)! I'm still feeling the effects of the 10K run.

Happy scrappin'!