Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Opposite of a Fair Weather Friend?

Joyously, today it is raining. Pouring. And the Old Man (DH, Mr. Smiley) is snoring.

So that means I get time for myself in the Paper Jungle ... no need to feel guilty about skipping yard work. I did the housework late last night -- even scrubbed rugs, for God's sake! -- and so I can craft the day away.

Oh joy!  Does that mean I'm a "fair weather friend" ... errrr, or it's opposite ... a "poor weather friend" to crafting?  What has my life become, where family, work and housework takes precedence over play?! 

.... ummmm, reality?? 

So I thought this "Daydream" card (above) suited me well for my first-up adventure in the Paper Jungle. 

I broke out one of my two new Magnolia Stamps, a sitting Tilda. Isn't she just adorable?!  I snatched up two of these ... regularly $15/ea ... at the LSS that closed and offered unprecedented sales on everything.

I colored her using Copic markers (I'm just learning!) and sat her on a wood plank swing I cut from kraft paper. I strung the swing on twine, and used my favorite Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker paper for the background, the sky, leaves on the "grass" and the fussy-cut flowers.  I hand-drew the tree and punched the leaves on the tree using a Punch Bunch paper punch. A little Stickles on the bee wings, and white gel on the clouds and I can call this one done!

Have you tried Copic markers yet?  Prisma pencils? Those are my toys this week ... I'm finding the coloring both relaxing and somewhat therapeutic, a real stress reducer.


Susan L said...

She is so pretty. Can you teach me how to color with Copics so well. I need lessons . Fantastic card and play away. I wil be building an ark as the rain is so bad here.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Emily said...

Beautiful! You did a great job with the coloring :)