5.28.2008

Hugs make life "bear-able"!

And boy is it true! What's better than hugs? No...don't answer that! LOL! Anywho...this card here I made 6 of for another SCS swap I'm in...I'm not Gabby Green Eyes Ho (swap Ho) for nothing! I just fell in love with this stamp when I saw it at Whipper Snapper Designs I had to get it. I'm loving the open spaces these stamps have to color. I feel like a kid again when I use to lay on my belly and color until I could color no more! I need to order more of these kinds of stamps. ;) I say that now because I'm in LOVE with both my Prismacolor markers and my Many Marvelous Markers from SU! I've been doing the "No Copics, No Problem" thing and love the effect. I need to practice more though...just like you have to keep practicing on any kind of coloring tool to get the effect you want. I was looking thru the Dick Blick catalog I recently got and I was thinking of picking up some Copic sets I saw there...but then I thought, yes, the copics are great and give coloring great effects (when you know what you're doing of course), but then I thought...how can I betray what I love right now. I have a feeling if I would buy the copics...it would be a phase of mine just like when I bought the mega and giga punches! I don't want to waste my money like that...especially when I'm liking what I'm getting out of my PC's and MMM's! No offence to you copic lovers...this is just MY opinion...K? LOL! Anywho...enough babble...I think I had too much caffeine this morning! YIKES! So...do you think I'm doing better with my MMM's and the "No copics, No problem" technique. Here is the YouTube video! I still need much practice...but in the meanwhile...I'm liking the outcome so far. I can't wait to get better...lol. It's all trial and error baby...that's me...Ms. Trial and Error! :P Ok now...off to blog hop...I've been bad at doing that and then some stampin' baby!!! Stay tuned for more to come! :D

Supplies:
CS/Paper: C2Cocoa, CChip, BBlue, & Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper
Ink: Black Staz-On ink, MMM's in CChip, CCaramel, BrillBlue, BallBlue, RRed, YYYellow, GGreen, Black writer, white gel pen, & Cool Grey 10% Prismacolor marker
Stamps: Big Bear Hug & Hugs Make Life... from Whipper Snapper Designs
Embellishments: silk flower & dotted ribbon (vendors unknown)
Others: aqua painter, CB & Swiss Dots folder



6 comments:

Velta said...

I think you are doing great with what you have...This card is precious! I have the Copic Ciao markers and use them religiously, because they cost so much, but I also use my SU markers just as much...then there are the Prismacolor Pencils...ya know you could just break the bank buying all of the stuff we are addicted to...anyway. I love what you do Gabby!

Sonya said...

The coloring is just perfect Gabby! well done..love the stamp

Bobbie said...

Your card is way too cute. Coloring is great too.
Angel Hugs....Bobbie

Nicola said...

So Cute. They look like they are getting ready to dance a tango. LOL. I too will not give in and buy copics. My coloring is bad I really need to work on it.

Hugs
Nic

Lesa said...

This is adorable. Your coloring is fantastic!

Laura Jean said...

I love the coloring....and I am in this swap so I **HOPE** I am one of the lucky ones to receive one of these! :)

LJ!