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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Coloring...

One of my most favorite aspects of papercrafting is coloring! M-m-m... I admit that I LOVE to color! It's so relaxing and satisfying. I tend to stick to open stamps so I can color them.




Last Friday night I really wanted to sit down and stamp but instead I spent the time with my husband. We sat down together and put on a movie. Thankfully Andrew didn't mind when I moved to the table and pulled out my supplies to color while the movie was going. It was nice to listen to the movie with my husband on the couch filling me in on what I was missing with my eyes. By the time the DVD's were done I had these wonderful images all prettied up and ready to be made into cards later. When I play with coloring like this it's usually an experiment. This time around was no different. I recently acquired a small collection of Copic markers and thought I'd give try at blending Prismacolor pencils on top of them. This worked out beautifully and I have Marianne to thank for the coloring tips.



I don't know if you've visited Marianne's blog, I Like Markers, yet but if you are in love with coloring like I am her site is a must. Marianne is a Copic master and she graciously shares her marker techniques in a way that the average stamper like me can grasp. I've gone through a couple of her tutorials and in doing so I've been able to notice more about color and coloring techniques. Actually, I've perused through her entire blog and I can't wait for her to post more! Someday I hope to become Copic certified!

Oh, thank you for visiting me today. It is a blessing to be a part of your lives and to be able to have a place to share.

Smiles,

10 comments:

Chris said...

It is nice to color and watch a movie...I don't feel like I'm "wasting" time when I do!! Your coloring is perfect...that frog and the levels of green is really incredible!!

kssdesigns said...

I have been to her blog and it's amazing! As is your art. Way to make good use of those markers!

Heather said...

wow so cute! i wish i had the patience to colour every card :) great job! check out my new blog if u have a minute

http://staybeautiful-tigergirl.blogspot.com/

Mary Leeson said...

What an awesome job you did with your Copics! Don't cha just love em?! I still have to practice more but you're right Marianne has a great blog for this. TFS your life with us. I truly enjoy it! Bless ya~

Beth said...

I often either sit and color OR sit and cut out images when I'm watching T.V. (a rarity for me)! I find both activities so relaxing! You coloring is beautiful and I can't wait to see these images on future cards! Wish we could have an opportunity for Copic certification in the South-East!

Angela K said...

Your coloring is just beautiful! TFS

Marlou said...

your colouring is amazing Nancy, its so perfect, you are very talented. Must check out the link :) I would love copics too :) xx

Mandy said...

WOW!!! Your coloring is beautiful!!

Elena said...

You did a fabulous job! Beautiful coloring!!! It is perfect!

malieta said...

I have to agree that coloring is so relaxing Nancy. Your images are very beautiful and so are your cards!
Take care and have a wonderful day:)