Saturday, 11 April 2009

always on the last minute

I've still got 2 easter baskets to make this morning. DH and the kids are still in bed so I've got chance to make DH's basket before he gets up. This is the first Whole Easter weekend he's had off in , oh I don't know how long. It's the most gorgeous sunny morning here, and the seagulls are calling to each other before they go fishing. Sounds romantic doesn't it - actually they make a din and kak all over your car and your pegged-out laundry!
Cute is a new crafting direction for me TBH, but I'm enjoying the colouring in 'therapy'!! This image is one of my first 'goes' with the Copics. I now know that Copics and Staz-on ink don't work well together - the eyes have smudged a bit and the face is a bit patchy. History here - determined not to give in to the urge to buy Tilda stamps, I bought ready stamped images from the well-known auction site, yep, you've guessed it, stamped in Staz-on on normal card that doesn't take Copic blending too well. Whaddya mean ' a bad workman blames his/her tools'!! It's fine for watercolour/ prismacolour pencils though, and a good way to try out whether I liked them.
So, after admiring lots of beautifully coloured images on various blogs, and being both weak willed and impulsive, ( a dangerous combination at the best of times) I gave in to buying some Sarah Kay and Tilda stamps (now don't tell me you're surprised). Well, I had to because of the Copics - they wouldn't like it if I stopped using them... I am a marketing man's dream I think.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with the copics and I think you are getting some great results too :-D I have yet to get any but keep wondering how long I can hold out!

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