Monday, March 9, 2009

Give Thanks

Hello! I hope you all had a good weekend! I did! I spent most of it coloring, lol. My new markers came Saturday afternoon. Having more light colors really makes a difference! I found two more copic video tutorials this weekend too. They are both great! THIS one is by Linda of Linda's Works of Heart, and THIS one is by Sandy of It's a colorful world. I learned a lot from them both. I think my coloring is finally improving! It's also a LOT easier on stamps with more space in them like this one. Unfortunately my camera sucks! This really does look a lot better in person. My camera tends to make things look washed out. There are a lot more light colored highlight areas than you actually see. I wasn't even planning on doing anything with this image. I colored it and was happy with how it came out, so I made it into a card. I didn't write down the colors I used though, since I didn't expect it to actually come out good.

-Stamps-Inkadinkado cornucopica, SU Give Thanks, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
-Paper-Close to Cocoa, White, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie
-Ink-Memento, Copics
-Accessories-Nesties, SAMJ

I bought this cornucopia stamp a while back with the sole purpose of coloring it. I don't send out Thanksgiving cards, so I really don't have a use for it, but I thought it looked fun to color, and would be good practice. I did another one in totally weird colors experimenting with color combinations. I wrote the color numbers I used so I'd remember them later. I LOVE stamps that have the built in shading! It makes it lot easier for me. I'm horrible about knowing where to put shadows. So remember my Copic storage box I posted a couple weeks ago? Well a few of my new Copics wouldn't fit, so I made a new one! I like this one much better! I had to many colors together in the other one that I didn't really like having together, so I put extra 'shelves' in this one.
Here's what it looks like empty. As you can see, so my my shelves are a little crooked, but it's not hurting anything. I made this one So Saffron, because that's the color of my stamp room.

Hope you have a great day!!

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11 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome card Emily, love the coloring on that pretty image. Looks like you've been having lots of fun. LOVE your storage too! How fabulous! :)

Lorie said...

Your coloring is wonderful Emily! Wow! I also love your Copic container...I may have to make something like that for myself. :o)

Erin... said...

Gorgeous card Emily!! your coloring looks amazing!!!! Love your crafty storage ideas as always!

Kathy W said...

you are going to make buy copics! wonderful coloring and the storage box is the bomb!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey Emily!! This card is soooo gorgeous!! What a beautiful job you did with your coloring!! WOWZER!! I just love your storage system!! If I get any more of these...I might need it as well!! :) TFS!!!

Lauren said...

This is wonderful. Great coloring job Em!!! Very clever storage too.

Cheryl said...

Emily I love the card and your storage container. I can't wait to get back home because my new markers should be there also. Did you use the same pattern to make this container?

Marcea said...

fantastic!!! Wow, you clever thing - love your storage solution!!
-x-

Rebecca said...

I love this little storage box you made. What a terrific idea. And thanks for sharing it with us!

Colorado Crafter said...

Found your blog from an SCS thread about Copic storage. I'm new to papercrafting and just bought my first Copics this week... I love your storage box. Sure wish you had a tutorial showing how you put in the shelves. Your work is so neatly done. I'm such a perfectionist that I wouldn't even want to try making something like this without some directions. Guess I'll look for another way to store my Copics for now.

Paula Touhey said...

Also found your blog from a SCS thread... how do you put in the shelves? The storage unit is a great idea...