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Monday, April 19, 2010

What's The Word BIRD?/ One More Friggin' Candle

Good Morning All...I see I've got a couple new followers and want to welcome them to my blog. I hope you enjoy your visits as much as I enjoy you visiting! I hope you had a great weekend! My cousin, who I haven't seen in more than 30 years was in town so we spent a good bit of our weekend with him, his wife along with my aunt, (his mom) and my mom. My youngest son, daughter-in-law and grandson also joined us. He had a really nice weekend!
I'm lovin' all of the Copic Markers, Prisma Markers and ProMarkers people have been using lately and since I bought a set of Prismas very early on I decided to give them ANOTHER try...well, I STILL can't get the hang of it...but I'm going to keep trying. Right now, I am working with the 48 color set which is a little limiting but I do have a complete set ordered and should receive them on Wednesday. I am hopeful with the whole set, it will improve the technique. I wasn't even going to post this card today but decided maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong and give me some helpful hints. I can't seem to get the coloring even and it's blotchy especially in the shaded areas. The markers seem to pick up the ink from the image outline. So here it is...I'm open to some constructive please, this is not the time to be kind, I really want your advice---

Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25x4.25 note card
Prisma Markers
Stamps/Image: Angels Landing Digital Stamps-Aussie Animals
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Spellbinder: Flower Creations
Punch: Stampin' Up 2 Step Bird (leave branch only)
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Font: Computer Generated-Girls Are Weird
Accessories: Glitter, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots

Here is another using Prisma Markers--- Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Prisma Markers
Stamps/Image: Bugaboo-Stella Birthday-One More Candle
Nestibilities: Square, Octagon
Spellbinder: Hardware Buckles
Accessories: Glitter, Glossy Accents, Embroidery Floss, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again tomorrow! Enjoy your day! I'm going to try to stop by all of my favorite blogs this morning but will be on the run today so if I don't get to you this morning, I'll stop by tonight...I haven't forgotten you, I've been busy with my out of town family!


craftieodamae said...

Gorgeous cards, wish I could help but yours looks 100% to me.........I think you know what you're doing. have fun with your family

Diane said...

They look great to the birdie one, the blue is beautiful!! I heard that the best ink to use for markers that does not bleed is Memento Tuxedo Black, I have red about others, but they have to be heat set..I think either Flourishes and/or Gina K Designs sells it...haven't tried it myself, but plan to!! Anywho the colors you used are bery pretty...have fun with them!!

Silli said...

Good morning dear kelly and happy monday...OM, two cards today and I love both...;-) Your coloring is fabulous... No tip from me...;-) sorry...;-) wish you a happy day and sunshine...;-) BiG hugs

Anonymous said...

Kelly, if you're doing something wrong, teach ME how to do it as well as you! LOL! I can't see anything wrong with your images, honestly! I have a full set of Copics AND a 48 set of Prismas and on my best day my coloring couldn't look this good! So whatever you're doing wrong, just keep on doing it! As for the stamp ink, I had the same problem. Switched to Memento (tuxedo black) and don't have the problem anymore. HTH!

Patti said...

You silly girl... your coloring is FANTASTIC! I love both card! The second one made me LOL!

Beth said...

I'm with everyone else Kelly, they look great to me. Have a good day and enjoy your family!

Migdalia said...

Wow, if you need pointers, I can't wait to see what you do when you get better! Those are awesome! I love the blue birds! Keep it up!

Dora said...

O wow Kelly, your cards are gorgeous, don't know what you're seeing wrong with the colouring.. it's just fab... love it xxx Yes, keep it up :) Hugs xxx

Teresa said...

You are too hard on yourself, Kelly. I have never tried using markers. I looks a lot more difficult than the gamasol technique. I love your birdie card. So cute!

Barb said...

If this is what "not getting the hang of it" looks like, sign me up! You did an awesome job with your markers! These cards are just too cute! Love the colors! Your work is so professional. Great job! Your truly inspire me! Thanks!

DonnaMundinger said...

You're crazy, girl! Your coloring is fabulous! The ink thing is Memento. That solves that prob but I don't see any bleeding on what you did. Both cards are ADORABLE! xxD

Lorene said...

I love both the cards They look great and great colors as usual. I don't color so can't help you but to my eyes they look terrific.

Patti said...

These look beautiful to me! Glad you posted them because they are adorable!

Min @ Kaymin Kreations said...

Kelly - these are just fabulous my friend! Who doesn't LOVE STELLA?! I haven't tried the copics yet, but I do notice sometimes when I print my image off the computer the ink does tend to bleed a little when I color w/my prisma pencils. Curious to hear if anyone has any suggestions....
Hugs & Happy Days!

Regina Easter said...

oh kelly thanks for the laugh....these cards are so darn cute..hugs

Leah said...

You know that I ALWAYS enjoy coming by! And these both are way fun! Well I wanted to give you advice but I still use pencils not markers and really, from the photos the coloring looks really good. But I know how things can differ in good luck with you new color set!
Ok Happy Monday coming to an end! LOL!

Dayle said...

Oh my gosh Kelly, if my cards looked like yours, I'd be TEACHING people how to use those markers! Your cards are gorgeous as usual, silly girl!

Ilonka said...

Oh My this card is so cute love the little birdies. And the colours are so Sunny.

XXX Ilonka

Melodie said...

Hi Kelly,
your cards are so beautiful, specially the birds are fantastic.

Ashley Lydia said...

Ok your card coloring came out absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! I wish my coloring was that good lol I use copic and I have no Idea where to shadow and make things lighter lol. Im so excited your my neighbor! Do you ever go to craft shows and classes? Are there any in Fl? I have no scrapping friends in the state and the only stores i know of are Michaels Joannes and Hobby Lobby + online stores lolol. I found your page through the Cutting Cafe !!! I think it was your graduate card that drew me over to your page and then I fell in love with all your awesome projects !!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Kelly, Again, I think you're being way too hard on yourself. These really are beautiful. I can't enlarge the photo's so I'm not sure about the spotchiness you're talking about, but it doesn't translate in the pics. As far as the ink picking up your stamp lines, are they digi's or ink? If they're digi's, make sure you're letting your image dry for a bit before you try to color. If they're stamped, make sure you use either Memento ink, or Tim Holtz distressing ink works too. I think there is one other brand that works, but I can't remember who it's by. Anything else will smear because the alcohol in the markers reacts with it. Hope this helps you. Your coloring skills are amazing and I can't wait to see you even further develop your talent, cause what you're doing already is just stunning!

"Um Buggin" said...

Kelly, my friend, there is nothing wrong with these cards. They are colored beautifully. You always be too hard on yourself, I can't see a single thing that you are describing. I'll tell you a little secret, if you are using your printer for the images, then go over your lines with a Versa-Mark pen. Be sure to allow it to dry before coloring with the alcohol ink markers. This will seal the inks from the printer. HTH

Hugz, xx


Charlene said...

Kelly, you are being way too hard on yourself. Your coloring is beautifully done. I think we have a more critical eye than others do.

It's not's your printer ink. Perhaps using your heat gun on the image first to make sure it's absolutely dry will help but I sure can't see any bleeding.

Adorable cards!!

Rachel said...

OMGosh girl, these are Amazing and the coloring is fantastic!!! I see absolutely nothing wrong here. Have a great time practicing your doing fabulous!

eunice said...

From where I'm sitting, I can't see a darned thing wrong with your coloring technique, Kelly! Your cards look fabulous as always...and your coloring looks terrific! Wish you could share with us some tips on shading and coloring with these pens!