Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Busy Little Bethy... and her Marker Mayhem.

Wow, have I been on a bender... Despite my vehement refusal to do so, I have dabbled in the art markers waters... I am still not entirely convinced they are worth the extra $$$, and I do so enjoy the vibrance of my SU markers... I'll let you know when I get down to my final conclusion!! In the meantime, I have been practicing - and I DO mean practicing (these are not easy peasy coloring media, that's for ding-darn sure!) with the Prismacolors. I settled on those 'cuz I can get them at Mike's with those weekly 40% coupons! Y'all down south could probably get Copics at Hobby Lobby - I saw that they are a retailer for them. I plan on buying a few pink shades of Copics to play with. My own version of Stampin' Consumer Reports. I will say that for the record - I love my SU markers, and for bright colors and eclectic projects - that's what I will always go back to. Those are great markers!P1000829

Anyhoo... here are a couple of the images I have played with, and finally sat down and put onto cards... For a beginner, I'm pretty happy.

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I like these two - they are from the Sketches sets by Stampin' Up. Even uncolored, the images are so nice. I use these all the time. The soft shading works well on these - I usually watercolor them. Honestly, that is easier! JMHO!

I'll post a few more tomorrow. Time for beddy-bye. I am off to dream of Montego Bay... 22 days to Jamaica... Ya, MON!

Update: I think it is a tie with the Copics and Prismas... But 1st place is SU's Many Marvelous Markers... Love the vibrancy, and versatility!

10 comments:

Gayle said...

Busy little Bethy, should also be 'Clever little Bethy'
These are lovely, and look too good to be a practice...think you're joshing us there!!!
Luv'n'hugs
Gayle x

Stampvamp said...

You did an awesome job on these! VERY nice!!

Rima said...

wow if this is practicing I'd love to see a perfect attempt :) Beth these are great!!!

sorry I haven't been by lately but between moving & then I had to fly to New Zealand for a funeral, so its been pretty hectic, but I'm back now & checking out what I have missed.

Hope you are well
x
Rima

MacKenzie said...

These came out just beautiful. I love the color combos that you used.

Gayle said...
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Gayle said...

Hi Beth
I don't know if this will help, at all, but I saw this and thought, immediately, of you...

http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2008/05/copic-coloring-tutorial-by-debbie.html

Let me know how you get on...
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

maria's cards said...

Beth these cards are stunning. I love the image, colours and layouts. x

Ann said...

Stunning cards Beth!!!Shading & colours are beautiful xxx

Joanna said...

Beautiful cards and coloring. I just love the images :)

Hugs from Joanna

Kathryn said...

Both cards are lovely -- the stamped images are beautiful!
:)