Saturday, June 28, 2008

Howdy Partner!

Hehe. Don't you just love this little guy? I do! This is another stamp that I got from Lizzie Anne Designs. I needed some little boy stamps and this guy is perfect! I made this card for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try. I kind of cheated and flipped the sketch. My little guy was just too tall! I also used Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge. Here is the inspiration piece. I haven't done a Splitcoast challenge in weeks! I have really been missing them. Things just aren't the same when I don't get my daily challenge done. Hehe.

Alright, a few details on this card. Leanne and I were talking about trying some Copics because we have seen so many beautiful cards where the image was colored. In the past, I have not been very successful when it comes to coloring with my SU! markers. However, I decided to sit down and watch a few Copic tutorials to see what technique people use to get their images to look so gorgeous! Now, I did NOT use Copics on my image. I used my SU! Markers and I think it turned out pretty darn good. Especially for my first attempt. I am extremely relieved to discover this too, because those Copics are ExPenSive! :D If you want, I could try to cook up a little tutorial on how I colored this little guy in. I am working on improving and hopefully it starts to look even better! Any comments about Copics VS. SU! Markers would be greatly appreciated. I am still not sure what makes the Copics better but I would love to hear your thoughts!

That's all for now. I might possibly show up again with yet another card. I haven't decided yet. I sometimes like to save my cards just in case I have a day where I don't have time to be creative. We'll see what happens! :D Enjoy your evening everyone!

*Funny story, I just spent hours watering the yard because we haven't had rain in forever and low and behold, it just started to rain. Go figure. Hehe. *

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, My Mind's Eye dp
Ink: Black StazOn, Timber Brown StazOn, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: SU! Markers, DImensionals, Brads, Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber


Susan (susiestampalot) said...

this is so cute! i love how you turned the sketch on its side. i may have to try that! check the tool talk forum on scs. there are plenty of comparisons for the marker brands. i love my copics and my prismacolor markers!! thanks for playing!

malissa32 said...

How cute! I think the coloring looks great and would love to know what you did with your SU! markers to make it look so wonderful. I bought the same paper today at HL! Loving it. Love how you turned the sketch sideways. Really cool! Thanks for sharing your talent.

leanne said...

Ok...your coloring rocks! You'll have to show me. (hopefully tomorrow if we get together:) We did not go camping and we have to go back to the springs tomorrow. Ugh! I am so tired of all this driving! I'll call you when we get back. I am so loving that paper!!! Nice job on your card.

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