Monday, January 28, 2008

Clam Digger


If you are like me and love this girl from the "punny farm" set then I think you will get a kick out of this card. She is supposed to be a farm girl, but with these buckets she could be building sand castles, or in this case clammin'. I love it when sets are versatile like this! I combined the "punny farm" set with the "By the Seashore" sets from My Favorite Things. I used today's "try a new technique" challenge to fold my dahlia flower. Have you noticed how well the Amy Butler paper matches the style of the MFT stamps? Fresh, fun, urban and modern.....love it!
I colored this image with copics and airbrushed the sky. I used the technique for coloring that I show in my video, using a transparency. The ink does dry very fast on the transparency but if you rub it with your light marker it will still lift off to transfer color YKWIM?
A couple questions were asked:
Do copics color well on transparencies?
I have not had luck with this, because the alcohol makes the ink dry lightning fast there is no time to blend, hence a lot of streaking.
Have you had to refill your markers yet?
I am placing my first order for refills today, there are a few colors that I use for sky and ground cover that could use refreshing. Also the skin color that I use a lot.
I am not having to replace any nibs at this point, they are of fabulous quality and I am impressed with their durability. You all know how much coloring I have done with these markers!

Have a happy stamping day! (No puppies yet here....waiting patiently)

16 comments:

Alli Miles said...

Great colours, design and card Sherrie. I hope those puppies arrive soon.

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is awesome, love everyting about it. Oh puppies so much fun you will be having.

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Omigosh! This card is uber cool! Your folding is fantastic and I looove how you THUNK outside of the box.

I hopes ya get some pups soon!

I am wondering...where do you order your refills for copics from? I just went and bought me a new COOL GRAY cause I didnt know where to get em. I have used the snot out of it and couldnt bare to be without it for even one day.

Juanita B said...

Congratulations on all your accomplishments! I love your coloring also, and your cards are scrumptous. You give me so much inspiration! TFS.

mnhyrkas said...

thanks for answering my questions! I'm sure everyone else will appreciate hearing the information as well. Cheers to many happy coloring days ahead :)

LittleSeaOtter said...

I saw this card and literally gasped. It is beautiful.

Copics rule. I too find them very easy to use, and you'll have no trouble refilling them at all. They almost become economical since they can be refilled, as it doesn't really take that much.

Good luck with the puppies. I'm actually babysitting a puppy this week...I had forgotten how much the little bundles of love can keep you on your toes.

Kendra Giles said...

absolutely adorable - that color combo is just TDF!

jenstamps said...

Sherrie this card is FAB!!!! You are always sooooo clever and thinking outside the box. I wish I could have your brain for a day!!! :)

Michelle said...

Love this card - love the colors...everything!

conniecrafter said...

Love this flower, and the tag to go with your girl, very pretty!

Julia said...

Very cute! So much detail to!

Kate said...

I love the colors that you used for your flower. They really make the card pop.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow...this is Amazing!! Love your creation's.

Jeanne S said...

Dang girl! Love the fun colors you used!

Kelly said...

Great card!!! What fun!

Marlou said...

your card is beautiful!! I have been checking in and out all day to see if any word on pups :) I cant wait to see them, hugzz for Lucy xx