I'd been looking at artwork on the web using COPIC markers. These are alcohol-ink markers that Manga Artists like to use. They blend beautifully and are bright and vibrant. There was a deal this past week at Hobby Lobby...25% off all markers. I went there with the intent of buying just five markers. They are normally $5.89 a piece. I wanted to buy some 'flesh' tone markers, and just 'test' them out. Well, I tested them at the store, and really fell in love with them. So, with the discount, I purchased 33 markers yesterday. LOL! What I liked about the whole deal was I could pick and choose from the open-stock assortment, rather than be bound to buying 'sets' of markers. I bought several nautral tones, mixed in some primary colors, pastel, and some very bright colors. This Sunday morning, I made these three cards using my new COPICS:
I know a lot of people are getting rid of their House Mouse stamps, but for some reason, I cannot part with my collection. This is one of my favorites. I LOVE the little mouse sleeping on a "Hill 'o Beans." Jelly beans in this case, LOL! I added Stickles to the beans to make them magical beans. Sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up.
I know it's after Christmas, but this is one of a few stamps that I own that has a lot of 'open space' to color. Reinder stamp is by Whipper Snapper Designs. Sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up.
I used a Stampin Up stamp (three Geishas) and a lily stamp by the late Curtis Uyeda on this card. I ran the purple panel through my Cuttlebug,
Like my messy desk? This is what my desk looks like, right now. I seriously need to clean it up before I start piling on more stuff.