I LOVE coloring! From pencils, to Copics, to crayons…the more color the better. I especially love Copics because as alcohol based markers, you can blend your colors, resulting is some beautiful creations.
For [what seems like years] I have been pinning (Pinterest) Jennifer Dove’s Copic Color of the Day. Jennifer gives Copic color combinations and is my “go-to” when coloring. I happened to be looking at something on her blog today and found the original link to her Color of the Day tags. I thought I would share it for all of you who would like to have this site in your toolbox.
Other must haves are coloring classes from Kit and Clowder. I was honored to meet and take classes with the owner of Kit and Clowder, Alyce Keegan, when she came to the states 2 years ago. Alyce is a humble young lady and an amazing artist. I belong to her monthly coloring classes using Copics and colored pencils and have purchased several of her individual classes. Alyce records her classes and gives you step-by-step written directions. The following are some of Alyce’s beautiful pieces.
I would love to hear about your “go-to” tools when you are creating.
Take some time for yourself–relax and be creative.
I am excited to be on the fun Open-Minded Crafting Fun. I have wanted to try a Design Team for a while but as many of us are, I was not confident to submit anything. Everyone should be confident…some may need some more practice…but surround yourself with creative people who will mentor you.
The challenge for May is “Mighty Men in May.” This is my card with the stinkin’ adorable “Valet” image from Kenny K Stamps.
I used Kaisercraft Story Book paper and Garden Green card stock from Stampin’ Up for the card base. The sentiment and inside card sentiment were typed on the computer and printed on Sahara Sand card stock from Stampin Up.
Don’t forget to sign your work of art! I have several customized stamps with cute sayings showing the cards were made with love.
I hope you make time today to be creative.
I am having fun helping my friend with products for her new business. She makes the best Greek salad dressing.
I am excited about the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo coming up in a couple weeks in Orlando. My friend Jodie and I went last year with some other girls from our scrapbook group. What fun…classes, cropping, and shopping! Some of my favorite vendors are Craft Fantastic, Heartfelt Creations, and Queen & Co. Jodie, Pam, and I are going this year and staying at the host hotel, Gaylord Palms.