Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pink Chrysanthemums

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Another birthday card... but without the sentiment on the front I couldn't find the right one.


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Birthday in Yellow

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Another shot at this chrysanthemum Peggy stamped it for me. The color spaces are a bit thin for my level of coloring skill, but I like the result.



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Friday, June 23, 2017

My love of coloring

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Coloring has to be my favorite medium for card making, and I have a respectable collection of copics. I thought I would share some of my copic tidbits.

I used to have them in the half wide deep art bin with the marker inserts but I out grew that and having a second bin made no sense to me.  I kept the bin, and took out the inserts. I put the original dividers back in so there are 4 sections. I bought cheap tulle bags (about a dime each) and put each color family in a bag.  I fold the edges down when they are in the bin, and I can pull the edges up and tie them closed if I just want to take a particular group or collection with me to a crafty meet.



This holds a lot of markers, I have about 175 or so, and I still have room to add.

Now my collection of refills is much smaller, I am buying them as I figure out my go to color combinations. For now they reside in a Container Store lidded storage bin.


To figure out my favorite color combinations, I made up a sheet of ovals and rectangles to show the colors I use for each coloring I complete.  My list is growing.  The ones I go back to over and over will give me the list of refills I'll need to buy.

I store them in the 2x2 inch coin protectors ala Jennifer McGuire's various swatches. I like that I have each of the colors individually and a sample of the blend.  I made these sheets up in word and then printed these with my HP Inkjet printer on spectrum noir paper. I let them "cure" overnight; and no smearing of the printer ink.


Thanks so much for sticking through this long post.  I decided to take a few of the colors out for a run on some note cards.


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