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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sunny Hello Card and marker storage

Don't adjust the color on your computer, however you might need some sunglasses! I made this card with a specific friend in mind that is in need of some bright cheeriness in her mailbox. Like me, she also enjoys the color yellow. This is exactly the type of card that she will love. I kind of think this look like an orange! I made the background by stamping the flower onto white card stock and then using UTEE embossing powder. Then, using a brayer and CTMH Sunflower ink I went over the entire piece of card stock. I stamped the large flower and then colored it with Prismacolor pencils and used a clear acrylic bauble in the center. The flowers on this card are from the TAC set Petal Factory. The "hello" sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps. This is the same type of card we will be making for craft night on Friday at my church, but with a different color scheme.

Since I mentioned on my last post about organizing my markers, several people have asked to see a picture. I am a semi-organized person most of the time, but I have a hard time keeping my craft supplies organized. I love these containers, they have been keeping my Copic and Prisma markers organized for some time. The problem was that my Prismacolor pencils were organized in another place. And the watercolor pencils in another. And the Gelly Roll pens in yet another. There was the problem, each coloring medium had it's own organizational area which was not working for me. I combined them all into one system, with the exception of the watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons. Both of those items sit on top of these cubes so everything is now together in one place. I also have a portable file box that these cubes will slide into when I go somewhere. I was going to leave them in the file box on my desk but it is deeper than the cubes alone and it took up just a little too much room. So what do you think? Do you think I might regret mixing all my coloring mediums? I often mix them on a project so I thought it would work well for me.

12 comments:

Saved By Grace said...

I have these exact boxes and haven't used hem yet, this is a great idea, thanks for sharing, love the bright yellow card too...

Stephanie said...

Love the background with your cheerful card. I don't have a brayer, but I might have to get one to try out this technique.

Elizabeth said...

I am sure it will make your friends day when they get the card. It made me think of sunshine.

peggysue said...

Your marker storage is wonderful. And that card, wow! It would be like opening the mailbox and having the sun pop out, I think she'll love it!

Grace said...

I love the idea! Where did these boxes come from? I think you will like the colors grouped together... since you use them together. But if you mix mediums... what ink do you use? My Copics would run with Archival for instance... just wondered what works for mixed use? Love the sunny bright yellow card too. Sunshine is always great for a lift!

Scrapping Julie said...

LOVE the bright cheeriness of this card Gina. looking forward to seeing you on Friday!!

Holly said...

You're right, the card does remind me of an orange - and it's so cheerful! I'm sure you're friend is going to love it! Sometimes our days just call out for something sunny and bright and amazing! Your marker storage is great too! I tend to use things more when they are organized!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Very cute!

laos348 said...

What a great cheerful looking card. This time of year, a nice bright color is perfect when we are longing for spring.

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Such a happy card...and great organization!

Mary said...

Love the bright cheery color of this card - good job!

Dell said...

What a nice card. I love how you pulled the colors together.

The storage system is very neat. I like this idea.