It’s the little things…

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


10 responses to “It’s the little things…

  1. Love the subtle bling on this card, so pretty. Fabulous coloring. Seeing the Sound of Music on stage must have been wonderful. It is one of those childhood moments your girls will remember forever. Have a great time at CHA.

  2. Lori, your card is so sweet!! Love that cute bunny in his hot airballoon 🙂 Beautiful coloring and I love your tip about creating your own in between color. E-30 does have a pink cast and I love how you got just the perfect shade of E-31 for your project. Hope you ladies all have a really fun time at the Copic Classes and CHA!

  3. This is BEYOND adorable!! Love it!!

  4. gorgeous card! I totally need that custom blend. E31 is one of my favorite colors, but sometimes it’s not quite right.

  5. alma de la rosa

    Ack! This is so stinkin’ cute. Love the coloring of the balloon and the swirling bits of bling.

  6. Wonderful card! Love the colors, and the coloring, of course. Thanks for the help with the E30 and E31. Makes a lot of sense, and I can really tell the difference. The little things do make the difference. See you Thursday!

  7. Your card is so cute! I really love the mixture of patterned papers you used. Great tip about creating your own custom shade. Sometimes you just can’t find the exact colour you want.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. So cute Lori! Hope you have a spectacular week. I’ll be honest i am a little jealous 😉 Copic, crafting, friends oh my!

  9. You give the BEST coloring tips Lori! I have the “shades of hair color” saved in my favs and am totally paranoid that I’ll loose it!
    This is just the cutest card ever! I love the bling running through the center!

  10. BEAUTIMOUS, Miss Lori! Hope you girls are having loads of fun at CHA!

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