Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lookie what I did !

Hi peeps!


Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday. I really should be hard at work on the kitchen floor, but had to play a bit first.


I had so much fun last night! My friend Shirley invited me over for chicken sandwiches and to peruse the new Angel Company catalog, and to PLAY in her glorious craft room...


After we ate, and ooh'd, aah'd, and ugh'ed over the new catty, it was time to make our way down into the girl cave (my fantasy craft room!). We experimented with some awesome little goodies that will be seen at her open house next month, and then moved on to the next project. Which leads me to....




LOOKIE WHAT I DID!!!!!!!










The card above looks perfectly normal to all of you.


To me, it's a MASTERPIECE!


Because...I put down my colored pencils and let Shirley (well, actually ASKED Shirley) to teach me a little bit about Copics!


Yes, you heard right...no pencils, no mineral spirits, no blending stumps...but COPICS!


I knew, just knew that I would hate them.


Sigh........ 'not'.


Now, not only am I in a heap of trouble over the new catty, but now I find myself also needing 334 new markers.


This is an endeavor that will probably happen one marker at a time, but that's okay! I have more time than money - lol...I know what's on MY Christmas list!



The sentiment on the inside says: "I can't believe I forgot your birthday".


By the way, these adorable little babies were my trial run....attempt #1.


Note that I nearly 'blended' the little girls tummy to death!



Anyway, a ginormous thank you to Shirley for getting me outa my pencil box and showing me that I really CAN color with markers! I had so much fun last night!


Oh, one last thing....after we colored, we called our dear friend Chelsea, and gave her a 'hard time'.... she was a great sport about it, and I can only hope that she still loves us!


Chelsea, you 'da best, and I don't know how you manage to create the beautiful things you do when you work such long hours!


Have a great day - Patti J.

23 comments:

Carolyn V said...

:D Sounds like a great evening to me!! (and such a great first project!) Welcome to the slippery slope, my friend. Yup. Just one more colour...

Dawn said...

Welcome to the crazy world of copics!!!
They are addicting and frustrating, but so great when they do what you want them to do, in my case by accident.
Your card is adorable and even your beginner samples.

Caryl P said...

I'm a bit jealous of your new adventure, but how exciting! Your coloring is fabulous and I wouldn't have known you hadn't used copics before had you not said it. You go girl!

Maria Matter said...

oh it's a beautiful masterpiece Patti! don't those copics just go on like butter?! I love 'em!

I buy just a few at a time too! skin tones were my first then some primary colors and I'm still working on the 300+, that will be a long time in coming! lol

glad you had a great time with your friends!
Hugs & blessings!

Barb said...

Fabulous card, Patti!!! Looks like you've been using markers for awhile ;) Love it!

Patti said...

Such a precious image! Your coloring rocks GF! So glad you had such a great time!

Olga said...

Sounds like yall had fun and look at that fantastic coloring!!! You go girl!

Lori Craig said...

looks fabulous! so glad you like them. they are an addiction. :)

Seleise said...

fabulous coloring and I'm in the same boat - darn it! my first order will go in this month and I'll jump on the Copic train with you. :)

Iris said...

That must of been an awesome night! I use pencils too but I'm starting with copics and I love them although I don't think I'm good enough to use them on cards yet!:) love the card and the babies!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how sweet - love your "journal" on the evening - and I think your copic coloring was a hit with all your "peeps". Of course I think it looks 100% perfect IRL and I hope my mini lessons hleped at least enough to get you hooked. If you get all 300+ I wll have a SURPRISE for you!!!

Michelle said...

Patti, you look like a PRO! Awesome cards and sounds like you had a fabulous time! I met Chelsea at seminar and she's just the nicest...gotta love her!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh dear Patti, you'll be sorry you tried them - its a very long slippery slope now ... you can NEVER have enough copic markers!
Sounds like a fun evening you had, love your little girl and the swirly bling!

Danni said...

Oh my! Super duper cute!! You did a fabulous job!!

Crystal said...

Sounds like such a fun time Patti!!!! EEEEK you will be hooked now on those copics girl!! Your coloring looks AWESOME!!! You did such a fab job..AWWW and she is such a cutie!!!

Rufus said...

Oh NO, another defector to the Copic camp! BAD girl! (At least bad for your wallet!) I know ~ I should set up an adoption agency for all the orphaned colored and water color pencils in the world! Just send them to me I'll give them a good home, where they'll be well loved! Glad that you had such a good time. You deserved it after all the work you've been doing!!
R/

CraftinGranny said...

What a great way to spend an evening! Glad you had such a good time. Yep, one trial with the copics and you're hooked. It took me about a year and I still have about 20 left to order but now I'm on refills so it never ends....lol
Fantastic job on your first copic venture. Can't wait to see more!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)
ps. Next time you have a party let me know cause I sure could use a girls night out.

Georgia said...

Hello, My Name is Georgia and I'm a Copicaholic. You can't just buy one... I love them!!! BTW- Really cute card!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

1) i hope you enter this in my FIRST challenge!!! it's fabulous!!!!

2) oh you are hooked now!!!!! merriartist.com for the best prices on copics!!!! don't say i didn't warn ya! and girlfriend, you did fabulous!

3) something FUNKY on my toes for sure!

hugs :)

Chelsea said...

cuteness!!! I am glad Shirley got you hooked on Copics ... they are terrific. I loved hearing from you guys ... sorry that I was so tired that I could hardly concentrate ... crafting is my stress reliever at the end of a long, hard day!

Creative Carmelina said...

i love copic markers! yeah you! great job.....it's so cute..especially with the touches of bling bling!

have a great first day of July!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Cat said...

Great job on your first Copic adventure! Don't toss your colored pencils. They work great with Copics too! I like to color large areas with colored pencils and then go over them with Copics. You can also use the blender pen to blend your colored pencils. Works great!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Patty they are soooo addictive. But you do not need all of them. I had friends in Jax who had them all. I sat down and made a color chart using all of THEIR markers, teehee, and now I can see which colors are similar. I only have about 160 so far and I don't see myself buying to many more. Hope that save you some bucks girlfriend. Also you can get them much cheaper online at either carpediem or copicmarkers.com. Have fun!