Sunday, April 2, 2023

Color Throwdown #736


Happy Sunday April 1st.

Last night I was going through a stack of 6x6 papers that I am smitten with and challenged myself to use them in a card.  Like... NOW!  No better time than the present, am I right?!

Thinking about challenging myself, I thought, wow ..when was the last time you joined in a card making challenge blog link up?

Why don't I check out some for inspiration.

  Wellllllllllllllll...... HELLO Color Throwdown!  Gotta hand it to the design team for loving the craft and creating cards to share their love and passion with us!!  Time and time again!!!  HUGE Thanks.  (and much love)

Top of my pile was this lovely lemon paper.  Ripped and lonely from a stack long ago, needing love and belonging.  I found the Hero Arts Lia Griffith "Enjoy Fruits" stamp set, inked in Ranger's Archival in Watering Can Grey.  Colored in various yellows, (More about the markers I used below) Sentiment from Avery Elle, inked in Mint to be and then Garden Party by Catherine Pooler.

Linking up to the Challenge "Party" at Color Throwdown for Challenge #736

Lia Griffith Hero Arts ENJOY FRUIT
Avery Elle Sentiment from Floral Notes Stamp Set
Ink: Archival Watering Can, Catherine Pooler Mint to be & Garden Party

If you do not already know, I moved (WOW six months ago on Sept 28th) and have most of my craft room in various stages of organization... STILL... Moving, I don't think I need to say again, what a PAIN it is...  Saying that, I cannot find, at least easily, the bix containing my COPICS... darn..  I used Shinhanart TOUCH alcohol markers. Other than supporting a small woman owned business, they were a total waste of my money. (I almost broke down over this)
I am speaking from MY experience only here, so you may have other results than I have found. And that is awesome, hooray when a product exceeds your expectations. For me, they are not representative of the color on the marker, and yes, I do pre-test swipe first, however, STILL (in exasperated breath) they are waxy, don't blend well, and some are dried up and one disintegrated before my very eyes.
(Insert yell, of "WHY?!!!! shaking a semi clenched fist to the ceiling, shake my head and reaffirm a new mission.

Today's MISSION: Liberate my COPICS!!!!

(overall the card worked out for me. though. lol)

Now my is YOUR turn to get crafty!

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