Thursday, October 22, 2009

Taking Leaps

This card is very fitting and I did not realize it until I just uploaded it. I took a leap this past weekend, I bought my first Copics! I know that I said that I was happy with my Prismacolor pencils but curiousity got the best of me and I had craft money that was burning a hole in my pocket. I bought 12 sketch markers at Inspiration Station in Stafford Springs, CT on Saturday when I met my SCS friend Elizabeth in person for the first time.

Since I color alot of animals, I bought: 0, E31, E33, E49, E57, E99, W0, W2, YG03, YG17, YG67, BG000. This covered my browns, grays, greens and gave me a light blue for shadowing. I colored some digital images that I printed out on Georgia Pacific White cardstock first. It worked pretty good. I noticed that the color can run out of the lines so I was careful not to get too close to the edge. So I stamped a few images onto PTI White to see the difference and it is much better.

I had to play with them as soon as I got home. I LOVE THEM!!!! Then I ordered 19 more from Carpe Diem since they were on sale for $4.25 each and had free shipping when you spent $80 on Copic Sketch markers only. So I got 2 of each of yellow, orange, purple, pink, blue, flesh, warm gray and 4 red and one more brown. I should be happy for some time. I want to play with these before getting any more so that I know what shades of what colors to buy next.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Down By The Pond
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Bashful Blue, Making Memories DP, DCVW DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (YG03, YG17, BG000)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities (Classic), Sliders, SU 1-3/8" Square Punch, SU 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery


  1. OMG you are soooooooooooo going to get addicted to copics like me!! I love your card!!

  2. Great job! I'm so glad you like all of the colors you picked.

  3. Ahhhhhh this card is great! Love it!!

  4. Sure, you say you'll just need a few now......then you'll get ADDICTED like the rest of us!!! Welcome to the crowd.... Your card is adorable and you did a fantastic job on your first one, you'll be a pro in no time!!!

  5. Great card. Good work with the copics! rita w

  6. Great job of coloring. I'm afraid that I won't be able to handle the color of Copics, so I haven't tried them yet. This is a really cute card. TFS

  7. I just can't help but smile when I look at this card. :) Awesome!