Hi everyone! Sorry for the late post. So many things have prevented me from getting this posted earlier. I had some computer problems earlier in the week which resulted in my having to do a complete recovery. Then we had to go buy a new external CD drive and start the process of slowly loading everything back on to my computer. Needless to say, by the time I had time to create a card I just didn't have it in me. I have lots of images colored and ready to go, but the gumption to put them together into a card wasn't there.
Then the Squigglefly release that was supposed to take place today didn't happen, and it's because Ashley has also had computer problems of her own. Hopefully she will have that worked out soon and you will get to go shopping!
Anyway, I did make a card for you today and this uses one of the new releases called Wishing Birds from artist Angie Davis.
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I colored it with Copic markers and then chalked a little yellow around the birds. First I added stickles to the flower, but then I decided to flock it. I didn't have any blue flock in the color I wanted, but when I was at the dollar store I picked up a bag of these little different colored pom poms.
With these I can have all these colors of flocking for a dollar! I just applied some glue to the flower and then used scissors to snip fluff from the pom pom. Easy and quick! Here's a close up of the flocked flower
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Take a look at the bird's eyes in that picture too. I wanted little black pearls to make their eyes stand out more, but I didn't have any small enough. I found a tube of some large square cut black glitter I've had in my stash forever and I applied a dot of glue to the eye and then placed one square of the glitter on there for the eyes. It added the right amount of "gleam" I wanted.
Alright, the rest of my post gets long and there are a lot of pictures of Riley, so if you are bored with my doggie tales just scroll past that for the mobile Copic storage idea.
This morning I took Riley Easter egg hunting! LOL! Not really, but we went on a walk and she found a turtle
She has the best time with turtles. She carries them around with her. See her laying outside with her "pet"?
and then she hides them only to go check back later to see if they're still there. If they've moved, she hunts for them again! Here she has hidden her turtle in this pile of sticks
and this is her looking at me as if she's asking me if I know where her turtle is. Look at that dirty face!
Okay, I know I can't be the only person out there who likes to take their Copics with them. I am lucky enough to be able to color at work if it's a slow day, so having some mobile Copic storage is what I'm after. Plus, it's nice if you can carry your Copics with you if you're going to a stamp club or a friend's house to stamp some cards. Well, I finally found something that I think will work well and it's cheap!
I went to the dollar store and bought a couple of these baskets that have handles on them.
Then I got some elastic and threaded it through the holes on the side and stapled them on the ends to hold them together. This created little dividers for my colors. Every one of my Copics (so far) fit in one basket
Right now I have my blues and blue greens together, my violets, blue violets, and cool greys together, my greens and yellow greens together, my reds and red violets together, my E's are with my warm greys, and my yellows and yellow reds together. I am thinking I might punch holes in the ends and run a divider down the middle so I could actually split them up a little more and have my blues next to my blue greens and so on.
Now, I just pick up the basket of markers and go!
I've still got room for more in this basket and didn't even need my second basket! This cost me $2.05 to make!
Now, I'm going to tell you all a funny little story about one Easter when Ashley was about 3 or 4 years old. We had dyed Easter eggs and we were putting them in her Easter basket and I was telling her "now tonight the Easter bunny is going to come and he will take your Easter eggs out of your basket and hide them, and then tomorrow we will get up and go hunt 'em!" She looked at me with the biggest eyes and gasped and said "Will we use a gun?!" I still laugh about that all these years later. She thought we were going to hunt the Easter bunny down for taking her eggs! LOL!
And with that my friends I wish you all a wonderfully blessed Easter! Thanks for looking, and I'll see you on Monday!