Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another Flashback Friday!

    This flashback takes us all back to our first PAPER-PIECED project!

I don't know for sure if it's my very first, but it's the first I posted on my blog!

I made this card for a high school friend who I hadn't seen in ages!
Need I say more?


I think we really wore those pants back in the day (circa 1973)
My Copic skills have improved somewhat since then...

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Flourish Timeless Tuesday

I made this card today for the challenge at Flourishes
I love their photo inspirations!

I was so thrilled that this image came out as well as it did! You see,  #1- I'm just a beginner with the Copics markers. #2- I broke every rule in the book by coloring on basic cardstock paper!  While experimenting, I noticed that the ink actually blends rather well on this highly porous tan paper! Agreed, you have to work pretty fast, but I like the way the greens and yellows meld together.

I used a heat embossed chicken wire stamp for the background and added bits of doily here and there.  The twine holds a "key" from Tim Holtz' collection.

I know you hear it all the time, but the background cardstock is EXACTLY the same shade of GREEN as the leaves on the pears!
What DOES my camera do with the colors?  I even photographed it in natural light.
Thanks for looking at  my project today!