August 2, 2010

Magnolias & Copics = Coloring 101 for Grown-Ups

When I was a little girl one of my favorite things to do was color = dolls, flowers, Disney stuff -- anything but with at least a box of 64 Crayolas to get it all "just right." Fast forward five decades, 42 years working, 8 months of retirement it's come full circle! Now it's "big girl" coloring with rubber stamps that I'm still working to stamp right on the first try, cards that I've only been making for 8 months and now Copic markers which IMHO are just the coolest coloring things on the planet and worth every penny! Just can't have enough....

My first venture into Copics was in June using a hydrangea stamp I love and some free "Audreys" from the OWHStarsandstamps blog. This turned out better than expected so now it's on to the big time.

This is my first venture into the World of Magnolias. This little girl is called "Tilda with Vintage Roses" and I love her! The girl in the blue dress was my first attempt at hair, faces, etc. and the little girl in pink is a birthday card for my 3-year old great-niece, Logan, who won't notice all the little shading nuances I've yet to perfect but just loves anything pink! Soon it will be time to jump into some Magnolia challenges with my newfound friends Tilda and Edwin! Is it Irish Cream time yet?


  1. Your card is very sweet and your coloring is awesome! Your great-niece will certainly love it!

  2. Caro what a wonderful job you did of coloring this darling little Tilda! Hard to believe it is your first! Your great-neice will love it!


  3. Caro, What a beautiful post and your niece will love the card. It is adorable. I just saw your blog on the OWH site and enjoyed reading your posts. We have some things in common - COPICS, retirement, Dr. Zhivago, Thornbirds and most importantly of all OWH! Sometimes I think I should use another color medium, but I always end up with the Copics in my hand. They even make me look like I know what I am doing sometimes! Thanks for everything - I look forward to being one of your Followers and seeing all the great stuff you are doing. Blessings, Louise

  4. Very pretty. This is probably one of my favorite Magnolia stamps! Beautiful job.

  5. Welcome to the wonderful world of Magnolia's and Copics Caro. You have certainly done a fabulous job on your first attempts and I'm sure your little great niece will absolutely love 'her' special magnolia card. I am only fairly new to both Copics and Magnolia's also and my mind boggles sometimes when visiting some of the blogs of the super talented artists out there, but it sure gives plenty of inspiration.

  6. Hi there welcome to you new addiction LOL ! Your card it so cute, I know your little great niece will love it.

  7. Welcome to the addictive world of Copics and Maggies! ;)

    Your Tildas are just great; your colouring fantastic! And I had to laugh at how you have come full circle; exactly what I thought of when I started too! What a great thing to be able to sit and colour again, eh?

    Great card; what a lucky great niece!

  8. Love the card! I am having a hard time deciding whether I like the blue or the pink better! Elle K

  9. Oh isn't fun to start your second childhood! I love the pink but the blue is just as pretty. You are doing amazing with your coloring.

  10. beautiful coloring! Your Tilda is so sweet Caro!
    Pam Going Postal

  11. Ladies, thank you so much for all your encouragement. I am constantly amazed at how many new friends crafting can bring when you have the time to pursue it!

  12. Great cards.....don't you just love Copics..I haven't
    been using them very long but I am loving them.
    Thank You for visiting my new blog and leaving
    me such sweet comments.
    Hugs Linda W.