Friday, June 23, 2017

My love of coloring

Hello!

Coloring has to be my favorite medium for card making, and I have a respectable collection of copics. I thought I would share some of my copic tidbits.

I used to have them in the half wide deep art bin with the marker inserts but I out grew that and having a second bin made no sense to me.  I kept the bin, and took out the inserts. I put the original dividers back in so there are 4 sections. I bought cheap tulle bags (about a dime each) and put each color family in a bag.  I fold the edges down when they are in the bin, and I can pull the edges up and tie them closed if I just want to take a particular group or collection with me to a crafty meet.



This holds a lot of markers, I have about 175 or so, and I still have room to add.

Now my collection of refills is much smaller, I am buying them as I figure out my go to color combinations. For now they reside in a Container Store lidded storage bin.


To figure out my favorite color combinations, I made up a sheet of ovals and rectangles to show the colors I use for each coloring I complete.  My list is growing.  The ones I go back to over and over will give me the list of refills I'll need to buy.

I store them in the 2x2 inch coin protectors ala Jennifer McGuire's various swatches. I like that I have each of the colors individually and a sample of the blend.  I made these sheets up in word and then printed these with my HP Inkjet printer on spectrum noir paper. I let them "cure" overnight; and no smearing of the printer ink.


Thanks so much for sticking through this long post.  I decided to take a few of the colors out for a run on some note cards.


Thanks much for stopping by~!







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Another shot at fabric

Another flower card with fabric, this time I added some envelope liner in LF Doe ink to the card base to give it some texture.



I cut several of each of the flowers so I could layer them up.  I am quite pleased with the result.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

FMS 292

Hi There~  It has been another short night and some more coloring.  I loved the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and I have had the idea in my head since I saw the sketch...finding the right image slowed me down.
As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to do an inlay but with multi layers, showing the middle circle as flat and with darker hues of color than the two outer rings which would be raised from the card surface.


Stamps used are Teeny Tiny Wishes and Best Thoughts both by Stampin Up.  I used some favorite copic colors and just added one darker marked for the flat layer of the bloom.  The sentiment was added using a layer of pink vellum.

Thanks so much for stopping by!