Friday, February 19, 2010

Guess What I Bought?


I know that it's getting late, but technically, it is still Friday...lol! We've had major computer troubles over here at the Gajewski house today, so I am just now posting my Blogger's Challenge for this week. Lisa gave us a fantastic sketch challenge and I always LOVE those. Thanks Lisa!

My card base is Stampin' Up's So Saffron with Real Red accents and a layer of retired DSP. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I used a Helz Cuppleditch image from Stampavie called Surprise. Have you guessed what I bought yet...? I have finally invested in Copic Markers and I must say...I'm loving them! I definitely need to take a class to learn how to work with them more, but I am very pleased with my first attempt.

What I have learned about Copic markers has come mostly from three wonderful ladies...Debbie Olson, Kerry Donovan-Casey, and Suzanne Dean. You see, I've been stalking (in a good way...lol), reading, and studying their blogs constantly over the last few days to learn everything that I could about Copics before I made my big purchase. Their blogs are just a wealth of information and Suzanne even has You-Tube videos to watch. So Ladies, to you I must say THANK YOU! I truly appreciate all of your help. I also need to thank my friend Clara because she has been a huge help to me as well.

If you'd like to see some more creations with Lisa's sketch, just click on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right side bar. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D

16 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome card- love the image- it is adorable- and the coloring is wonderful!!!!! Look forward to seeing more of your Copic art.

Debbie Olson said...

Kimberly, you did a beautiful job! I'm so glad that you received this "romantic gift" from your DH--hey, I'd love that too!

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute...love that image! {SMILES}

GCgirl said...

So cute! I love the color scheme :-)!

Linda Monroe said...

Kim,

Welcome to the world of copic markers. I made the jump last fall and am a huge fan. I took a class and it made a big difference. I highly recommend the classes. I went to a class in Brookline, but they offer them in Acton and I think the store down in Bridgewater too. I love the card you made. It's very cute and even without a class, your coloring is fabulous. The only problem with copic markers is you just can't own a few. I am already desiring some new greys to do more shading.

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Lisa Bohler said...

That is such a cute card! Love the combination of yellow and red and your copic coloring is wonderful!!!

Clara said...

I just KNEW you'd be hooked once you tried them! I've been watching for your first card to be posted since you got them, and you did a great job coloring with them. We'll find somewhere to take that class....

Basement Stamper said...

I agree that those 3 rock the Copics, Suzanne's tutorials are out of this world and well...Kerry she's a good buddy...I could dish some dirt on her ;-)

Your card is very cute, the image is darling!

Tami Black said...

This is one fabulous card -- love the color combo, but the image just keeps me smiling! Great job!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh this is CUTE! What a sweet image and I think you did a fab job with your Copics (congrats on your purchase) - I'm still not sold on them, I think I need the classes.

Connie Paxman said...

Love your card and the yellow and red is simply perfect....the polka dots are just perfect.
connie paxman

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful job coloring with the Copics, such a cute image!

Robin Merriman said...

Haha! At first I thought you were telling us you had bought a puppy! :)

Love your card and that color combo is fabulous - I'll be using that one soon!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Beautifully colored and so bright and cheery!!!

sheryl said...

What a fun card! Love the image!

Connie said...

Love your card...you do such beautiful coloring! Great job with the sketch.