Sunday, March 27, 2011

Giddy Up!

It's been a quiet day here today and I managed to find a few minutes to color and even go from there and build the entire card!  Naptime is a beautiful thing....
I found this stamp on Ebay and thought he'd like to join me and the other western stamps around here!  It's the first time I've used it and I had fun with it.  Struggled again with a shadow and thought about adding some background details, but maybe next time.....naptime didn't last long!
I used a nestibility and embossed it using the same gadget with my Big Shot.
Then a pattern tracer that was gifted to me from the Forester Ranger on SCS.
Then trimmed up the designer paper with a SU deckle scissor that had some dust on it!

.....and my color choices this time around.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Snow day in MN!

The kids were all home from school today thanks to Mother Nature, so we pulled out the crayons and markers....... including me!
This is the little guy I've been dreamin about, except he was a lot smaller than I'd remembered.
A lot smaller.

choice of markers

This is "0" blender refill.  Buy some. It is a MUST have with Copic
creations.  The dirty swatch it's laying on is use for texture in some of my cards.  If you take a close look at the boys blue jeans, you'll see they have a textured look to them just like ours do! 
It's real simple and o' so cool! 
 It would be ideal to color the textured area first, then sqirt a small amount of blender refill on your swatch and press onto the color area that you want some texture to.  Wala!  Done.
Just think of ALL the textures you have laying around your home that are just waiting for you!
Simply adding texture to that purse, sweater or critter on your image would look amazing.
Give it a try and send us a sneak peak!

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