Thursday, November 15, 2007

Good Friends, Good Times

This is for today's "ways to use it" challenge on SCS. We are to stop hoarding our decorative brads and use them! Yes, this is tough for me sometimes, I love these Amy Butler brads that I have. I pulled out a set that I just love to use with Amy Butler Paper. This is "meet me at the cafe" by My Favorite Things! I just love this image, and it is so fun to color.

Copic tip:
Something that I am trying that has nice results is to use two shades of the same color and have the caps off both markers. I outline a broad line in my darkest shade, then take my light shade and touch the nib of the dark shade to transfer some color, then I blend in the dark line on my paper....make sense? Don't worry, you won't forever discolor your nibs, just stroke your light marker on some scratch paper to make sure all the dark shade is off. I find this helps create more of a watercolor look to the coloring rather than such a solid marker...YKWIM?

Well, I'm plastered to the couch today, seem to have picked up a stomach bug. So I am brief.

Happy Stamping!

8 comments:

Alli Miles said...

Great copic tip! your card looks fabulous. I sure hope you feel better. I am glad you made a brief appearance in the PTI forum last night. Missed chatting with you! Take care of yourself.

Katy said...

great card as always, hope you feel better soon, katy x

amberporter said...

Super cute card!! I've been really thinking about ordering this set. This may have pushed me over the edge! LOL! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Flossie's Follies said...

LOVE this card, the paper is fatnstic and your coloring is awesome, thanks for the tip. Feel better soon.

Theresa said...

Oh dear! I hope the couch gave you the coziness you needed!
Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am very interested in buying this card off of you. I think you sell your cards... can you e-mail me and let me know if I can get this off of you?

Mandy too_much_tyme@yahoo.ca

Rose Ann said...

This is very pretty! I love the paper and your coloring looks super!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Just LOVE this, Sherrie! Actually I love EVERYTHING that you've created since I've been offline. . .just beautiful!