Thursday, August 28, 2008

Yayy Me!!

So, I have a confession to make...and yes, I have been doing that a lot here lately...since at least December I have owned a set of 120 Prismacolor pencils. I bought them from a lady selling the entire set, with only about 10 sharpened, for $60...what a steal!! Anyway, I loved looking at them, I bought mineral spirits and blending stumps from Gina K., and there they sat.....and sat. Sad right?? I NEVER even sharpened a single one of them, much less colored with them. I think I was intimidated...and when I saw today's Ways To Use It challenge, I decided that today was the day and I was gonna color with those pencils no matter what!! The challenge, as you may have guessed, was to use colored pencils. So, yep you guessed it, my image was stamped with Black Stazon with colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Now, I can't say that I am completely thrilled with this, and I can DEFINITELY say that I still LOVE my markers, but for my first time coloring anything with them..... it's NOT BAD!!! This card is also for Cindy Haffner's My Favorite Things sketch challenge. She changed the date from Monday to Thursday, so for once I am not late!! The main image and sentiment are from the super cute MFT set Monster Squad. I added some silver brads to the main image and popped it up. The DP(where I got my colors from) is from the K&Co. Halloween Glitter stack. I layered it with Basic Black and added the sentiment and piercing. The scallops were made with my SU scallop punch. The white layer is embossed with my Cuttlebug and swirls embossing folder. I am so proud of my first creation using these pencils, even if I never pull them out again!!LOL!! Plus, I now have 2 Halloween cards made...woohoo!!

That is it for me today, I need to get something stamped and posted for tomorrow. I am going to my sisters house to watch my nephew instead of staying here. He spent the last three days at my Mom's and got a tiny bit home/mommy sick. I figured it would be better for him if I went there instead of dragging him all over!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Monster Squad
paper-Lovely Lilac, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, White, K&Co Halloween paper
ink-Black Stazon
tools-ribbons, silver brads, blending stumps, odorless mineral spirits, Cuttlebug, Swirls folder, scallop punch, Prismacolor pencils