Friday, February 12, 2010

SSS43, cool storage and some time away!

Here are TWO cards this week for the Sweet Stop sketch Challenge.  You can see the sketch and the cards by the other designers by clicking on the Sweet Stop badget to the right!  I had originally colored up the rabbit for this sketch but I had the background from the cat made up for it.  When I put the two together, it just didn't work for me.  The rabbit was too strong in color values for the background.  So, I scrapped the idea of the original background and started over.  I like the darker colors that I came up with for him.  I hope you do too!  He is colored with copic markers and I then used a rag with blender solution on it to dab some texture onto him.  This card will go to my grandson, Jim, for his Valentines day card.

The second card......not wanting to waste the background I had created originally, I used a sweet cat image from a gal in the copic junkie group.  Her challenge to us was to color the image with copics and post to the group.  Since I wanted the cat to 'match' the background better than if I color it real cat colors, I chose the yellowish/brown color along with purple and blended the two together.  I think I could use a little more practice with this technique.  It is one of the harder techniques to master with copic markers.  This card will go to my grand-daughter, Audrey, for Valentines day.


THEN one of the members of the copic junkies group shared how she stored her copic markers.  Thank you Laurie for your suggestion!  I had to search where there was a Container Store in our area and it happened to be close to where my husband works.  So, today I went there to search for my own.  The plastics containers have lids that I won'e use when I have the markers at home.  I then found a neat 'tote' to put the plastic containers in.  Now I feel that I can take most of the markers and they won't get lost!  Yeah!!

Finally.....we get to have a few days away!   My mom will be here and tend to the dog while we spend a few days with Ray's folks.  We haven't been to their house for over a year and it is more than time.  We will meet our car club in the morning to see the Salem Roadster show and go to MC from there.  We will also have dinner with one of Ray's old high school buddies tomorrow night.  It will be fun!

8 comments:

Candace said...

Cute cards!! I love how you added teh pearls to the cat! I can only dream of having that many Copics! Have a great weekend! :)

Connie Paxman said...

Ann your cards are gleaming with tonal harmony especially the first card..Your coloring is perfection redefined...
connie paxman

Crystal said...

WOW AWESOME creations Ann!!!

Shar said...

Very sweet cards!

Julie Masse said...

Adorable cards!! :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Cards are just amazing....gotta luv that storage system you have going on!

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful coloring!!!

Jenn Balcer said...

Beautiful!! I have a little list of things to buy at The Container Store this weekend and may just need to add these to my list! I *love* the colors (and used to buy those boxes to decorate with stickers loooonnng time ago, LOL)! Thanks for sharing!