Thursday, March 12, 2009

Summer by the Sea...again

I had to do it! I used the same stamp for two posts in a row. At the Daily Dare, they list challenges for every day of the week from different blogs. I tend to lean towards participating in sketch challenges, and when I saw this challenge, I wanted to play along, and decided to use Summer by the Sea again.
Now, for my little copics story. One reason I liked stamping so much when I first started, was that it helped me feel creative and even a little artistic. I am not a person who can draw pictures, and that's always how I guess I've defined an artist: someone who can draw. Well, from stamping I feel like I get the same end result: a picture that I like to look at. I resisted buying copics because they are pretty pricey. But I needed a good skin color for some of my stamps. I still hadn't found a watercolor that worked for me. So I bought a few copics, including a skin color. I really like using them. I know a lot of people can get the same results, as far as blending and shading, from watercolors, gamsol techniques, etc. I just like the way that these feel on paper. They glide easily and with just one color you can keep layering and layering and get a darker color.
So the bottom line, I like the copics, and I'm glad I decided to try them!

Stamps: SU Summer By The Sea
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado, Copics: E43, G84, G99, YG67, YG95, R35, R37, RV13
Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Regal Rose
DP: Basic Grey
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Offray Ribbon


Susan (peebsmama) said...

Another pretty card using this image.

I'm glad you like your copics and are getting use out of them. I always fear buying something new just because everyone else loves it then end up not using it or just not "getting it". I wanted to love the copics when I took that class, but I didn't. At least not yet. Hopefully they will offer a better class and I can get a better feel for them.

Chris said...

very cute card!! you did a great job with your copics...i'm not into coloring...>"<

laurie said...

I don't are REALLY making me wonder if I don't need some Copics too! Cute card!

Karolyn Loncon said...

This is just marvelous!! I love that sweet image, your DP is just perfect, and your NAILED the sketch!! Thanks so much for playing!!

Jaspere said...

This turned out great. Your coloring is awesome. Glad you participated in the challenge. Good Luck!

the sisters said...

How Sweet! thanks for participating...S2G

Joy said...

loooove it, thanks for playing along!