Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fall is Here

Hello everyone. Well I have a couple more cards to share with you today.
This first card is for a sketch challenge found here. The stamp set is from My Favorite Things. I love these stamps! They are acrylic and a little bit different from stamps I have already. I used my copics to color these in. Copics are expensive but they are really fabulous. I got mine from Ellen Hutson. She had a Friday the 13th sale and they were 13% off. Eclectic Paperie actually has copics on sale and their shipping is really reasonable. I bought the sketch ones but they have the other styles too. I bought mine a la carte. Meaning I didn't buy any of the sets just the pens that I needed to get me started. That might be an economical way for you all out there to get your hands on some copics.

I used a retired CTMH paper pack - I think it's called Old Fashioned Christmas or something like that. I used my new MFT stamp set Let's Hear it for the Boys. I paper pieced the rug. The ribbon is from WE R Memory Keepers. In this sample. I used my copics as well as my Prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits. If you don't have Prismacolors, get some! I know they are pricey as well. But I waited for a coupon from my LSS. I took my 50% coupon from Jo-Ann and took it to Michaels. They did not have them on sale and I was able to use my coupon. I bought the 48 pencil set which was 60 bucks. I got them for 30 dollars and it also came with a free set of 12 pencils too! So be patient and you can get them for really reasonable.

And Yes I have a third card to show you! The above two cards used the same sketch. It's for a card contest found here. I used all CTMH products for this sketch. I used Rough and Tumble paper pack and the Little Builder Acrylix stamp set. I think what has really helped my stamping is not being confined to one stamp company! When I was an SU demo I felt like I could only use SU product and the same with CTMH. But all of you wonderful bloggers have really opened my eyes up to all of the wonderful paper and stamps out there! Now, while I do love CTMH and SU, I have lots of new favorite stamp companies out there and it's ok to use non CTMH stuff to create! It's all fun and wonderful and it's really given me the freedom to make projects that I really love!


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7 comments:

Shadowcatcher said...

Great cards. Love those MFT sets. Thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Linda SS said...

Thanks for the tip on buying Prismacolors as they're on my wish list. Your coloring is superb - the lounge chair looks like real leather!

Connie said...

Another set of great cards. I may have to get a couple of those MFT sets!

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow! More great cards! Awesome job!

dasimonds said...

HI...
Love your cards..Don't you just
love doing sketch challenges...
I really like a challenge.
Great Job !

Corie said...

FANTASTIC cards -- love them all!!!

Pattyjo said...

Those are just adorable! I especially love the reclining man one. Just like a man...hehehe...The fish on the wall was so cute.