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Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Friday and wishes for a very nice and safe holiday weekend

Before I start talking about my card for the week I want to take a quick moment to say thank you to all the Armed Forces for what they have done, are doing and will do for this country. God Bless them and our country. For a refreshing read, go over to Bakerella's website and read her 4th of July post.

Thank you for that quick moment. Wow, did your week go by as fast as mine did? My husband and I have been doing projects around the house this week (he had the week off) and I don't remember where all our time went.

Of all the activities and projects of the past week I remember getting to spend money! LOL. I spent my birthday money and also found a Mother's Day money gift (a bill folded like a shirt) from 2008 (yep I save cards I receive and read them again, sometimes up to a year later) and purchased Prismacolor markers. Our local art store carries this brand and they are at quite a fraction of up front cost than Copics. I'll be honest. Aside from the cost of the markers I'm a little bit afraid of using these markers. I had one assignment in college to use them for an advertisement and I completely didn't get it. You know how to use them or you don't, and I waited until the last minute to finish my assignment so I didn't have time to play with the markers. I don't think the adjunct professor was very impressed.

Well enough with the phobia history. I've decided to just do it!

To ease myself into it, I practiced on a Microsoft clip art image. I first changed the image to all black and white and then printed it out with a LaserJet printer so the black lines won't smear from the markers. Here's the original image.

Is that illegal to use MS clip art for a card? {wink}

I just started playing and after the first one I colored another one. I have more to practice with, but when I finished the second one I just knew I needed to use it for the MojoMonday sketch. So here's the card with this sweet little birthday present girl.

Isn't she just the cutest thing! I have generic details, but this is what I used.
Stamps: Verve Just For You and Sweet on You
Paper: Pattern Paper unknown (stripe and green), LSS Mohawk white cardstock and SU! Pink Passion, Basic Black
Ink: StazOn JetBlack
Accessories: KaiserCraft aqua rhinestones, green organdy ribbon, EK Success Dotted Wave edger punch, Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls EF, Prismacolor markers, Waterfall, Cotton Candy and Lime Stickles, Quickutz Frame die

Just to be like all those talented and experienced copic and prismacolor markerista's, I'll show you the colors I used on that sweet little girl.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Love the card. The little girl is so cute. I've got to learn to tie better bows, yours are GREAT.


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