June 24, 2010

Digistamp Midweek Throwdown= Copic Cabana Time

I think I've recovered from the Lady Antebellum lyrical digressions (see below) over the joys of finally figuring out the Copics and this challenge did it for me, i.e. I was determined to not just "color" this stamp but to do the shading and blending and all that other stuff that these dang expensive pens do... and I do love' em. Then I got behind on all the other stuff so my card isn't very embellished but.....

The Copic Cabana Bar is Open!

Picture perfect stamped girls scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the Copics - I can't fight it any more
And I'm hoping that I stamped these chickies right
Or will they bleed into their dress

It's a quarter after one I'm all alone and I need food now
Said I'd go to bed but I've lost all control and I'm coloring now
And wondering if I'll ever get this right?
It doesn't happen all the time....

Staring at the flowers wondering what shades look right
A "B" one or a "BV" - is the 02 just too light?
And I'm wondering where the blender pen is?
I really need it now!

Another shot of Baileys - here's a girl I just adore!

Maybe I don't need the YouTube video any more
Her 20 colors seem to have gone on just right?
But will this happen all the time?

Yeah! I did it.. the Copic Cabana is open for business in beautiful downtown Mint Hill! Thanks Stars & Stamps for the digistamp and the kick in the pants midweek challenge = now it's time to get my Magnolias out and experiment some more! My still-working hubby (really nasty outside in this heat) thinks it's absolutely hysterical that his retired wife spent the last day (and night) "coloring"....

So the flowers I did with BVs and Bs to use on a card that I initially did at a Stampin' Up luncheon. The little girl I tried in 3 colors as you can see... green's my favorite color but I'll use the blue one for this week's midweek throwdown card on Stars and Stamps.
The colors for the little girl in green: face (E000, E00, R22), hair (E17, YR23), shoes (E7, E17, W1), hat and jumper (Gooo, G00, G14, G17), socks (G000, G14), mittens (R46), petticoat (RV02, RV04), shirt (RV10, RV22).
Now to turn "Miss Blue" into a patriotic card for the challenge....

June 21, 2010

Sketch 22 - Scrappin' a sunny card

I did a double scrapbook layout this weekend based on a "Club Q" Quick Quotes page kit that had a "you are my sunshine" theme. QQ does wonderful vellum quotes and includes them on most of their projects. Not being a "red" person I wasn't sure I'd like this color combo on the page but it's so cheerful! The kit had several extra quotes so I used one of them and adapted this week's sketch for a different take on a card that could be for a mom, sister, wife, girlfriend. I tore and quote, inked the edges with Cat's Eye red and border punched the bottom of the card to add some color. Got 3 more pieces of vellum with this theme to use for perfect summer cheer-you-up cards!