Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Back in NJ after my visit to TX, so what card do I work on next? Why, one with a Texas theme, of course! Lol. I actually just got this cute Greeting Farm image (Wild West Anya) from iCopic.com when I sent off for their new Copic swatch book. I don't have that many Copic markers but I figure it'll help me organize them.
On my desk:
DCWV Blue Jean stack, a great pad for a western theme. I was able to pull out red, blue and white jeans images, plus there was a page of smaller designs that I used for paper piecing her outfit. You can see the cut outs of her clothing, hat and boots on my desk. Let me say right here that I have a long way to go in coloring with Copics! ( I subscribe to a newsletter from a website called I Like Markers that gives tips on using Copics but I don't think I've gotten the hair tip down yet. Hee hee. I think it's also a matter of not having an arsenal of matching shades. I'll just imagine my Anya is a free spirit that likes blonde hair with brown streaks. Lol.)
You can see that I like to use mini glue dots from the long curling strip on the desk. I don't like leaving the gluing to the tape runner alone. I've seen cards come apart so I reinforce with the glue dots. I guess I like scissors cuz I have two on my space---well, one for large cuts and one for trimming. I pulled out several border punches cuz that was the one main element asked for in SC293, the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge that I used for the structure of my card.
This has nothing to do with my card, but the black ribbon sitting on my desk is the subject of today's frugal tip. Frugal tip #28: make your own crinkly ribbon. I bought a handful of this seam binding(?) from a vendor at the CKC I went to last month and she gave me the recipe for crinkling. She said to take one strand and wet it completely. Then scrunch it to remove as much water as possible. Keep it scrunched, put it in a plastic baggie and leave it for a couple of hours. Then remove it, leave it scrunched and let it dry. Once dry it will be nice and crinkly. Adds a great texture on your work. Try it. Oh, and that cute little bag that holds the ribbon is made by a company called Your Pictured Memor-EZ. TFL!
Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)