I can’t believe that my niece, Georgia, is turning 11 today. Where do the years go? Before I know it, Violet will be 11.
She already acts like it sometimes.
Here is the card that I made for lovely Georgia’s birthday.
The stamp is by Sarah Kay for Stampavie. I stamped it in black ink and colored it all in with colored pencils. I like that I could make the girl’s hair a pretty blonde like Georgia’s.
Lately, I’ve been wondering if I’m not missing the boat with the Copic craze. I did finally buy a few markers when I learned a couple of my friends were collecting Copics and sharing them, but none of us really know what we’re doing. Our finished products certainly don’t look like the sample work I see.
You know what I’m talking about. You’ve seen it. The fantastic, truly artistic result of an experienced Copic-er who probably owns every single $8 marker there is. And there are hundreds — for every shade of color imaginable.
There is only so much we can do with one each of red, brown, blue, green, pink and purple. That’s why I am liking my colored pencils.
At least I know how to use them.
What about you? Do any of you crafty people out there use Copics? Got any tips for me?