WOW does time fly! I can't believe that it is already September 24th - what a BUSY month!!! One of the things I always try and do is show you how it is that I color the Stamp of the Month, so that those who purchase the stamp or packet have a reference point. I did take progressive pictures once again as I colored this month's project back in AUGUST and I am finally getting around to sharing the details. Sorry for the huge delay.
Once again I start with my lightest colors. In this case I used: Light Chartreuse, Sand, Scarlet Lake, Burnt Ochre and Sky Blue Light.
Next I added accents of: Limepeel, Crimson Red, Chocolate, and Goldenrod and finally Dark Green, Olive Green, Crimson Lake, and Denim Blue.
Last, but certainly not least is the fun shimmer and shine that the Spica Glitter pens provide. In this case I used Orange on the flames, Red on the berries, Clear on the roof and snow, and Melon on the wreathe. I then used the white Souffle pen to add highlights to the candy canes.
I selected a product that would be versatile as a background paper - the Memory Box Holiday Greetings paper collection even has an assortment of tags included that you can cut out and use on your projects.
To complete the project I pulled out a wheel that has been sitting here waiting to be tried. I really like the effect that I was able to create with it. I think that any "tracing wheel" in your sewing kit would probably give a very similar effect to the drifts below.
Simply run the tracing wheel across the entire length of your paper crossing over your pathway along the way. Simple layouts and the added touch of the brads and cut edge make this a quick and easy card to make. Adding a hint of the same paper to the back of the envelope adds to the cuteness factor of this little ensemble.
Now for some product updates:
- the ever missing Copic markers are(hopefully) on their way soon. It was almost a "sit-down" meeting I had with Justin a few minutes ago. I said I needed MORE information - please - purty please with a cherry on top! So here is the skinny - "Ellen's" colors are in the warehouse - do you hear a big WOOHOO?!? But that doesn't do me any good until they put the sets in the wallets and cases and get them out the door to us. So I pushed for a more critical answer and learned that they have someone coming in to put them together tonight and tomorrow - here's to hoping that that individual is an organized and fast worker!!! With that shipment I can hopefully say that our "issues" with preorders will be ended. Now if all my competitors would just leave "Ellen" colors off their orders I would be a much happier camper - LOL! I kid you not - Copic is getting orders from others asking for "Ellen" colors - I didn't know I was so popular - teehee. I politely asked them to please ship Ellen her colors before they send off these colors to other places being that they are "my" colors - snort! I had no idea I would make such an impact in this little world of markers.
- new colors - you have all been asking for Stampin' Up! colors. I am working on that. I know - I could just go and read what everyone else has selected as Stampin' Up! colors and use their list, but I have a very critical eye and I need to pick these colors all by myself if I'm going to attach my name to these. Am I just a little overzealous or commited to perfection in my books? - LOL! The one thing that I can honestly say is that I have always been know for my "eye for color". Through design school and when working as an interior designer my color memory and selection was always something that I took pride in perfecting. So once again you can be assured that I am going to test the colors that I think are correct before passing this information on to you. I thank you for your patience and support. Please know that once again I am going to be whittling the colors down until I find the best combination possible.
Last but certainly not least in my books are shoes!!! Am I a goofball or what? I just had to take a picture of my feet for the memory books. The joy of putting on a PAIR of shoes - what a moment!!!
Last week was a rough one for me. Walking with the boot on and not using crutches took a serious toll on my knee, hip and spine. DIfferent leg lengths is obviously not a "good thing". (Hmmm - I wonder what Martha would call it? Does she have a category for those not so good things in life?) By Friday I was absolutely miserable. So I made a rather bold move and set my boot (cast) aside and pulled out an old pair of tennis shoes. Getting my foot into that shoe was no picnic I tell ya, but I began to think it might be the lesser of two evils, so I just pushed it in there - LOL! I made my way to the shoe store and selected these shoes (the same shoe - only in a larger size to help make room for my still swollen foot :D) and now I am walking. OK - so it's baby steps, but I kid you not when I tell you that it is something I am extremely grateful for!!! WIth some help from Carrie I hope to put the additional knee and back aches to rest and get on with life. Thanks for hanging in there with me throughout this "life altering experience". Hopefully soon all the little "issues" will have been put to rest and life will just be easier :D.
We have some wonderful things up our sleeves, but only time will tell you what they are :wink: so hang tight for fun things to come. Now go get our your color pencils or markers and do a little coloring - relax - it will feel good!!!