Welcome! I was looking for something pretty to color yesterday and pulled out another one of the Fun Stampers Journey sets that I received in Phoenix earlier this month, Gifted Wings. How can you go wrong with Jars and butterflies? In the background I used a textural stamp from Beauty Wings.
These are the Copic markers that I used to color the image; that B40 is just a lighter version of B41. I wanted a really pale cool blue, so I mixed Copic Colorless Blender with some B41 and added it to an empty Copic Sketch marker. I used a Spellbinders Stately Circles die as a mask to airbrush B45 with a Copic Airbrush System--if you click on one of the pictures, you should be able to see it.
Speaking of Copic markers, may I insert a shameless ad here? I have Milwaukee Copic Standard and Intermediate Certification classes coming up NEXT WEEKEND, September 6 and 7. Right now both classes are small. Any takers out there? I would love to have a few more people in these classes, and you will still get plenty of personal attention! For more information on the Standard Certification, click HERE, and for the Intermediate, click HERE.
I used several Spellbinders die sets here, including a Standard Circles LG, Stately Circles, Grand Labels Eleven (for that kraft trim piece), and Charmed I'm Sure (tag). See those pierced holes in place of my usual stitching? Yes, there's a story about that. The short version is that my sewing machine died yesterday when I was ready to stitch a pillow cover together, after fewer than two years of moderate usage. I took it apart to see if I could see anything wrong, but I couldn't. Then I pulled out the BIG guns: my oh-so-handy husband looked at it too. When neither of us could see a problem, we decided that it was probably cheaper to buy another one than to take it in to a repair shop, since a brand new one just like my old one is only $139. I think I'm allergic to making cards without a sewing machine. . . ;-)
The last thing that I wanted to mention tonight is that JustRite Papercrafts has their stock of Spellbinders dies and JRP custom dies on sale for 20% off for only a couple of more days (ending on September 1). That's it for tonight--thanks for visiting!