Happy Monday! I hope everybody is starting off the week on the right foot. The weather here is still uncommonly warm. I love this weather because it is perfect for opening the windows - no air conditioning, and no furnace running. Just perfect fresh air!
How do you start out your week? For me it begins with my WMSC project. If you'd like to play along (it starts every Saturday so there's plenty of time), here's the details:
I love playing along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I really like to see all the wonderful creations people have made with the very same set of stamps I have. It's like seeing something in a whole new way - through a different pair of eyes. Talk about inspiration!
I just got my shipment of some of the new releases and tucked in there was the Big Bloom Poinsettia set that I've been looking at for a while. I've just started my Copic collection (and coloring skills) and hadn't ordered it sooner because I didn't think I was ready for the challenge. Buying this set sort of forced me to at least give it a try, and Ohhhh the possibilities! What fun!! I'm addicted! I had never used an alcohol based marker and didn't understand the blending potential until now.
I stamped the poinsetta's in Momento Rich Cocoa - I think the brown is more natural looking than a black ink would be for these flowers. I made the leaves by coloring one of the poinsettia leaves green and fussy cutting it. I used a Copic gold marker to color white pearl accent stickers the perfect shade flower centers.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek! I appreciate your comments and I hope you will give something new a try today. Maybe you will discover something great that you've been missing out on! You never know until you try right?
Supplies Used: Finished size is 5" x 7"
Waltzingmouse Stamps: Big Bloom Poinsettia, Compliments of the SEason, Holiday Label No. 14
Dies: Spellbinders Labells 14 Corner Accent is from Parisian Motifs