Monday, January 20, 2014

Move over Christmas, it's time for Valentines!

So I finally stopped with the Christmas stuff and made a Valentine. It really doesn't matter that I don't send or give them, I just want to make them!

Paper crafting is an adventure, and one that almost always sends me scurrying off to Michael's or Amazon or someplace for the one thing I don't have that I need.

I enjoyed coloring in those cute little elephants from Lawn Fawn, but I'm no darn good at it, and I don't really have enough gray markers. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Look at these guys:

This was my first effort with the warm gray Copic markers. Not so great, but I am still a beginner. Anyway, I did order a whole lot of gray Spectrum Noir markers in both warm and cool. I went back over these with my Bic markers (cool gray and darker) and it really improved them.

My status update on Facebook yesterday was that I should start a support group for creative people who have no artistic vision or talent, but who love to buy the tools and play with them. I had 3 people ready to sign up by the end of the day.

Now that I have completed a Valentine, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is TIME to take down the Christmas tree. Really.