Hi everybody and welcome!
I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend and have a chance to do something you really enjoy. That's exactly what I've been doing. It's after 6:00 in the afternoon here and I'm still in my jammies, Frappuccino and M & M's at my side, enjoying some new crafting toys! What a wonderful way to spend a hot summer Saturday!
I don't know about you, but sometimes I have a tough time challenging myself to try a new technique or method. I tend to get stuck doing the same, safe things. So, I'm a little late to the dance (nothing new there), but I finally pulled out my Copics and the new stamp set I just got from "Peachy Keen" and made myself sit down and give it a try. I was really intimidated to try importing the SVG images from "Peachy Keen" to my Cameo...but once I tried it...nothing to it! One new self-challenge conquered! Yay me! My next self-challenge - use those expensive Copic Markers that have been sitting on my shelf gathering dust!
So, I thought the best way to go about it was to join the Peachy Keen Challenge. This week they have a sketch challenge going on and I thought this would give me a good starting point. Now...be gentle...I have a very loooong way to go before I am comfortable with my Copic results. Because I am so proud of myself for trying something outside of my comfort zone and because I know my crafty friends are very, very kind....I'm gonna post my card...ok...any minute now....no really....I am....ok...here goes....
...there...I did it!
The sketch is really great, lots of fun and lots of layers. I also love the bright papers I used. This stamp set is from the June stamp set and I love the adorable images and sentiments. I still cringe a bit when I look closely at my coloring, but I'm hoping that I will improve with practice!
Here's a list of supplies I used:
*Paper - Red cardstock - Bazzill
*Printed paper - "Pretty Party" stack from Crate Paper
*Mat - Spellbinders - "Lacy Ovals"
*Ink - Memento "Black Tuxedo" and Ranger "Vintage Photo"
*Gems - Close to my Heart
*Image and Sentiment - Peachy Keen stamp set June 2012
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my self-imposed challenge with you! I think this is something I need to try more often. Think you can stand it? I guess if I see my "Followers" numbers dropping, I'll have my answer...lol! Thanks for visiting and remember...be kind!
Until next time,