Happy Sunday! I have a sample for CPS Sketch 227 for you today!
On Friday afternoon I took my girls to our local theater to see The Sound of Music. The Lyceum is a Missouri treasure, and we always enjoy seeing their fabulous, professional productions, but this summer a child in my daughter’s class has the role of the baby VonTrapp, Gretl. When she landed the part in the spring, they told her she’d be great as long as she didn’t hit a growth spurt. She did so well, and I was again reminded that ‘it’s the little things that make life great!’
The CPS Sketch is being sponsored this week by our friends at Want2Scrap … You might know them as the Nestabling people. I’ve shied away from shaped bling in the past because I’ve had trouble peeling it off of the plastic transfer sheet and applying it to my project without it getting all jumbled up and twisted. I’ve used bling from Want2Scrap several times in the last few months, and I’m happy to report it’s much easier to work with than any other product I’ve tried in recent history. On this card, I used the Finesse Swirls! Thanks to them for sponsoring this week’s sketch!
My balloon image is colored with Copic Markers. I’ve pictured the assortment above. See the one with no cap? It started as an empty Sketch marker. If you look at my colored projects, I use the E30 run of Copics a lot, but sometimes I want something a little lighter and closer to the E31 than the E30, so I’ve mixed E31 and blender solution to create a lighter shade of the beautiful tan combo.
I told you it’s subtle, but to my eye, the custom blend looks a little closer match to the E31 – not quite as pink as the E30. That’s what I love about having the Various refills. You can find empty Sketch markers here. 🙂
I’m on my way to Chicago – helping Debbie with the Copic Intermediate Certification class today and this evening and teaching the Standard Certification tomorrow and then having Lydia and Beate ~ the Splitcoast Crew – join me on Tuesday for the CHA Show! Looking forward to the summer family reunion with so many of the people who are a special part of my life because of this little ole obsession with paper and ink.
Have a beautiful Sunday!
- Stamps: Away We Go (balloon) & Bearing Flowers (sentiment)- The Cat’s Pajamas
- Cardstock: X-Press It Blending Card – Copic Marker
- Ink: Black Tuxedo – Memento and Dark Brown Colorbox Chalk
- Accs: Finesse Swirls bling – Want2Scrap, Copic Marker, twine & button