Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New work of art....

Okay, I couldn't wait for my swap partner to receive this card. This was for the Card Undone Swap. Participants were partnered and had to send their partner all the ingredients needed to make a card. Once received that partner had to make a card and send it back to the originator of the undone ingredients packet.
My friend, Jane Peters sent me this stamped image of vegetable dresses, the background paper and other layers of CS...and embellishments...aren't the little itsy bitsy paperclips adorable??? Well this is what I came up with and several of my stamping friends who shall remain nameless know how difficult this was for me. It did get me to play with my Cope-ick markers. If you click on the picture when you see it larger you will notice some areas that bled beyond the stamped lines of the image...of course I tried to hide it by drawing a halo around some parts of the image...Hope you like your card Jane....you should be receiving it in the mail shortly!!! I am currently waiting to receive my card back from Rita....I think I freaked her out with the ingredients I sent to her.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Playing with my Copic Markers

Okay, you got some esplainin' to do!!! What is the big hype??? Why did I just have to own these very expensive markers? So they are alcohol based markers, but what is the BIG ta-dew about them?

Years ago I owned the Studio 2 Markers, but these really aren't the same!

What's a stamper to do?

Run,go and buy these newest stamping trend of a marker??

I bought the supposed "Copic Paper" to use them on...DUH! they bleed.

I had some friends play with them to see what this hype is all about. We tried them on the recommended cardstock, we tried them on different brands of cardstock that we all had between us and no matter what; they bleed thru. Oh, but wait...everyone and I mean everyone...has written on their websites, written on their blogs and even told me in person (ok, over the phone) that Glossy cardstock is NOT the way to go. Sooo, call me pigheaded...I will be trying the Glossy cardstock next. The picture in this posting was done using Copic markers and coated cardstock...yes, it bled thru that is why it is layered onto the blue cardstock.

Oh and just as an added note: the markers are called Copics with a long "o" sound, if written phonetically it would sound something like this: Cope-icks!! Need I say more? Some Copic peeps get offended when not pronounced correctly.

Altho' I love to spend time coloring my images and many a friend have always referred to me as the Marker Queen... the jury is still out on these babies. But I shall prevail...until I Master these Markers...I will not give any further opinions about them. This may become a very expensive experiment, but since I own about 28 of these babies, I will not be purchasing anymore of them UNTIL I do master them.

Geesh! I give up!-Well, not really...I will give it my all...I will not be defeated by an alcohol based marker! LOL

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Catching up is hard to do

Getting there one stamp at a time. Here is one of the swap cards that I owed...still have a few more to go. This was a Cream and Burgundy swap...Ok, maybe I took it too literally, but growing up my Grandmother always had Burgundy Wine with her meals, so that is the first thing that came to my mind when I heard that the swap had to do with Burgundy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Catching up to my stamping obligations...

I am trying my best to get myself out of my stamping funk...it has been a slow process...
Below is a mini book that I made for the local Altered Book Club that I belong to. The theme of the book is TRAVEL and the owner of this theme made a list of different places that she's traveled; so I picked Las Vegas, because I lived there from 1989 - 1997. Some of the pictures are pics that my dad had from when he visited Vegas in the mid 60's. There is a picture of Caesar's Palace, Downtown Vegas before they closed Fremont Street and covered it. The Golden Nugget then and now along with the MGM Grand, The Luxor, The Strip during the day and The Strip at night. I made an accordion book out of the mini chipboard book and inside of the accordion is a little flip book along with a pocket and

tag page. Enjoy the pics.