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?