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.


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!


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!!!
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

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...

Let me know how you get on...
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!