Monday, June 16, 2008

Copic Coloring


Well, I am finally recovering from being sick and thought I'd post a bit about the GASC (scrapbook convention) I went to at the beginning of the month here in Arlington. SO FUN!! For all you ladies on the fence, I highly recommend you go next year and TAKE CLASSES. I took 4... I could have done w/o 1 (kinda useless, not good teaching, etc). There was 2 GREAT classes and 1 other that was very good. There are lots of goodies and freebies in the class cost. Then, there are all the Make n Takes in the exhibit hall... some free, some not. I only did 1 that I paid for and it was $3 and well worth it (I'll post about it soon).

But, one of the things I knew I wanted to get was Spellbinder's Nestabilities. They had a booth there (that's where I paid that $3) and I wanted to see the products up close. I ended up getting the square and square scallops "nesties." This is what "everyone" calls them- ha! I wouldn't have ever heard of them before entering blogland, but then I see something over and over and I have to have it! One thing though that the Spellbinder's booth had was copics. I have seen them several times and researched them, but never in person. Although there is a store over here that sells them. I got to try them out and was WAY impressed. They had a deal where I could buy several and get 2 free. I went for it (and I can say that I didn't buy too many other things after I left this booth and it was the FIRST booth I went too).

So, with one of the stamps I got cheap there (coupon from a class... see, girls!!), I decided to try them out for the first time!

It was pretty fun. I sorta went overboard with using the LARGEST nestie/scallop image, but live and learn. Then, I made my own paper at the bottom with the cherry image and heat embossed in silver. The top paper is DCWV glitter stack and it's a random ribbon from HL (?). I also used Stickles (for the FIRST time there and bought 1 bottle- too fun!!) on the top of the cherry for bling.

1 comment:

Holly said...

great job for coloring with copics for the first time! Those things take practice! Aren't the nestabilities the best?