Monday, September 16, 2013

EEEEEEEK

I have a Halloween card to share with you all.  My copic markers and I have a love hate relationship. I love to color with them and then I hate how what I just colored looks.  I’m trying to just have fun and color, not worry about light sources and shadows and all that.  It worked this time.  I started doubting the image and almost started over, but I made myself stick with it.    I also have a love hate relationship with my scrapbook room.  I love having a room devoted to scrapbooking, but I hate going in there because it’s such a mess I can’t find anything including my desk.   I decided it was time to tame the beast and get it organized.  I’m not all the way done, but it’s 90% better than it was.  Also, since I’ve been so busy organizing and rearranging my supplies, I’ve found all kinds of things I haven’t used in forever.  So enough with all that, let’s get to the project. 

I used the My MInd’s Eye Mischievous paper pack.   I love this paper because it’s Halloween paper, but it’s not too Halloweeny.  I colored my adorable Magnolia image with my copic markers.    I wanted the image to match the distressed look of the paper so I dulled down all the color by going over them with a pale warm grey or light tan color. 
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After I finished coloring the image, I went over the entire thing with some old paper distress ink then I edged it with some black soot distress ink.  I went over some parts of the image with my copic spica pens, but it’s too hard to capture in the picture.  For the sentiment I used some black Wow embossing glitter.  The background of this  card is some awesome burlap paper I found by DCWV.  It’s burlap on the front and paper on the back (it’s the paper version of the mullet LOL Smile)  It was great to reconnect with some of my old supplies.  Sometimes you need to deep clean your scrapbook room to remind yourself of what you have (and what you don’t have but you really really need).
One thing I discovered while cleaning was that I had a problem with my 6 x 6 pads.  I have them stored vertically in a little drawer.  When I use a pad, I put all the scraps back inside the pad.  I’ve found when I pull the pad out by the top, the scraps were falling out.  I saw this idea on Youtube and it worked great.  I put the scraps in a clear envelope and attach that to the back of the pad so the scraps and the full pieces are all together.  In this case since the pad was pretty empty, I put the pad and the scraps down in the envelope.  This has been working great. 
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I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween card and that I have encouraged you to reconnect with some of your older supplies. 
Cutters Creek Shopping List
Distress Ink
Copic Markers
Wow Embossing Glitter
My Mind’s Eye paper
Clear envelopes

3 comments:

Judy Garrelts said...

Your coloring is fantastic!!!! The card is sooo cute! I love the burlap and I really like the way you used Distressed Inks. Love it all!
Thanks for sharing,
Judy

..Karen said...

Great card Mindy!!! I love it!

Sheri said...

Some of my favorite paper...and still one of my favorite Tildas!! Such a darling, adorable card Mindy!! :)