Thursday, July 7, 2016

Red Birthday Blooms, CTD400 & FMS244

Hi there friends! Yesterday it was sooo hot in New York, a good day to stay in air conditioned spaces. I was busy with chores most of the day, but found a little crafty time in the afternoon. I've been playing with my beloved Copic markers again. Although I love other coloring mediums, Copics have become my hands-down favorite. I love how you can color layer after layer without damaging the card stock. I'm certainly no expert but I am having fun learning :)

I'm playing along with three challenges today: The colors at Color Throwdown (resisted the urge to make a Christmas card), the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (rotated it 90 degrees), and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker. 

Just a word about the 30 Day Coloring Challenge... They had a blog hop yesterday and one of the stops on the hop was the amazing Amy Tangerine. She had a great video and talked about how meditative and therapeutic coloring can be and I totally agree. I however, being the multi-tasker that I am, wound up coloring my image over the course of a 1-1/2 hour phone call to Verizon customer service, the most recent of eight phone calls over the last few months. Hello? Not relaxing!!! Maybe the coloring is what got me through the call! Next time I sit down to color I will be sure to schedule some "me" time.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Organic Blooms, Charmed (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Charmed Dies (Mama Elephant), Stitched Ovals (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)

So glad you paid me a visit today and I'd love for you to leave a comment! 


Anonymous said...

lovely colours

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, oh this card is so pretty. Your coloring is photographic!!! I just do not like to color. I do like to look at it though. Looks great.

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous coloring and a gorgeous way to highlight the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this week!

Jen Timko said...

Your coloring is simply breathtaking!! Beautifully framed...this is gorgeous! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I have two words for this card: jaw dropping! Beautifully colored, my friend. Really stunning card.

Broni said...

Beautifully done! Love that image! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! The flowers are just gorgeous and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.