I don't have many rubber stamps or digital stamps but I seem to be accumulating them rather quickly from different winnings. This seemed like a good reason to check out the Copic nation. After doing quite a bit of online research about the different brands of alcohol markers I went to the different craft stores in my city to see what they have on hand. The selections were sparse at best. When I looked into buying them online I decided that I would buy 3 of the sets of 12 ProMarkers. I got them on Amazon and paid about $75 for 36 markers, not bad. Any colors that I missed there is enough of a selection of Copics and Prismacolors at the stores I can supplement as needed.
I think I have watched probably 30 youtube videos in the last week, all having to do with marker blending for beginners. I also had my sister give me a lesson. Where I am good at scissors and glue crafts and sketching if I'm staring at something, she's pretty amazing at drawing and painting just from her mind. Her specialty is watercolors, which has everything to do with layering colors and gradient blending. So, she and I played with my markers trying to figure out the best way to use them! It was a fun sister bonding moment. :)
This was my best attempt (The inking around the stamp wasn't the best but I couldn't find my dauber for the purple, we were out of tissues and I was trying to cover up a marker mishap that I couldn't get out of the die cut, lol)
The stamp is Lucy Mouse from Paper Makeup Stamps. The papers are Core'dinations color core and DCWV white core. I used my new distressing kit and used the edge scraper on just about everything and the sander on the pink layer. The emboss folder is Spellbinders paisley. The sentiment is from the Recollections princess set. The ink colors are Dusty Concord and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.
I'm entering this in:
Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
A Blog Named Hero - Emboss
Bearly - Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Blast from the Past - #125 Emboss It
DL.Art - 1000 Post Linky Party
MFP Simple Salutations - Animal
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Things That Make You Go Awww!
Perfect Sentiments - All Creatures Great and Small
Scrap-Creations - Pick 3 - Die Cut, Distress, Emboss
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - For a Female
Unique Crafter's Challenge - Anything Goes