Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Playing with New Toys! CAS#4 at SCS

Boy oh boy, did I go on a shopping palooza while in San Diego! I had so much fun visiting the local scrapbook and stamping stores and stimulating the economy along the way! I have two new favorite stores in San Diego~ Paper Tales and Scrapbook Your Life. If you are ever in San Diego, hit these stores and have fun! Great place to shop and spend your money... I sure did!

At Paper Tales, I had an A Muse party! I bought rubber and clear acrylic stamps. I've been wanting to get my hands on more of these stamps, so I went to town. I also bought a whole bunch of Cosmo Cricket paper, which I can't wait to dig into and do something fun with.

I also got to visit Blick Art Materials down in Little Italy, which I'm guessing is one of the Dick Blick stores I've been hearing so much about on the many blogs and websites I spend too much time reading. Did I have a blast buying up Copic markers that I've become completely obsessed with! Oh man... If my husband is smart, he will start chaperoning me to these stores. I am dangerous when I go by myself! I picked up 10 new Copics and am so happy to be home to play with them...

Not only did I have fun shoping in real life, but when I got home, I had an order from Our Craft Lounge waiting for me, as well as my CTMH hostess club order. I am in new supply HEAVEN and don't know what to play with first!

Tonight, I decided it would be my Copic markers and a great Our Craft Lounge set called Swinging By. I just loved inking up and coloring these images in a very simple card for a friend. Coloring with Copics is such an addiction and I wish I could find a local class. For now, I'm going to just have to explore on my own and watch tutorials on You Tube. Let me know what you think of the card... Honest, constructive feedback is always appreciated!

An overall view of the finished card. This is the most clean and simple card I've ever made! There are usually lots of layers and ribbon and bling on my cards. Tonight, I really just wanted to focus on the coloring of the image. I did add some paper piercing to give a little more interest to the card, which also happens to fit the CAS#4 challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. Boy am I nervous to put my work up in their galleries! They're such an amazing group of artists, but if I want to improve, I figure who else to ask for feedback?

This is a bit of a closer view of the main image and my coloring job... what do you think?

And these are the Copics I used! Wow! Such fun to play with these amazing markers. Truly the best investment I've made for my craft room.

Supplies Used:
Card base: Strathmore card for stamping
Stamps: Swinging By from Our Craft Lounge and Journaling Boxes from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers - see above photo for colors, Zutter Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Design Ruler, Making Memories paper piercer


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  2. So cute! You're a whiz with those copics! Teach me please...LOL!

  3. Hi! I think this card came out terrific! Your coloring is gorgeous :)

  4. aww so cute..great blog..I have a blog award for you :)

  5. such a cuuuuute card devon!!


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