Sunday, January 20, 2008

Enjoying my new COPIC Sketch Markers

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.


Kim H. said...

You always have me in awww...every time I look at your stuff....OMG these are wonderful! You know it funny I can't part with my House Mouse either. I have loved this little mouse for a long long time. My hubby will even pick up a HM for me! Your coloring rocks with your new copic markers! Enjoy :)

Dawn said...


I don't know how anyone could part with HM stamps. They are just soooo fun. I love love love the way you did the color on this. I see you say manga people use these pens. You mean manga as in the japenese cartoons??? My son does those pictures. He love all that stuff. I have not seen these anywhere yet. When I go to nashville we are going to hobby lobby. I better start a list. lol

These cards are just fab fab fab. I love the girls and the jelly beans look good enought to eat. (if they were not magic beans..)

Have a great day. When your done with your mess. come do

Sandy said...

I'm getting closer and closer to taking the copic plunge...your coloring looks great!

Jennifer said...

Ethel, you have really taken hold of the copics and mastered them quickly. The House Mouse card is striking with the copics. And I love the line of colored eyelets. PERFECT!

~ Jennifer

Sue McGettigan said...

Cute cards Ethel - love the way you used colored eyelets on the first one. I think I see a 'tinny' in your future? I see lots of promise in your desk clutter :)

Aunt T said...

Wow - Ethel - I am amazed my your coloring. I love what you did with all of these - you always inspire me!


Myrnabs said...

OMG!! Ethel!! I love these!!

BTW, my desk looks just like that, minus the beautiful card!! ;o) hehehe!!!

You sure are one true talent!