you can’t do THIS with Copics!

hi everyone!

while you are reading this i will be at the Cancer Center having surgery but don’t freak out!  i was diagnosed recently with skin cancer however if you have to have cancer, skin cancer is the least serious and especially the kind i have.  so i will be getting it removed today.  fun stuff NOT.  i think the worst part is that it is only local anesthesia and i SO don’t do well with ANY sort of anything having to do with injuries and such.  just the biopsy was enough to make me queasy and swoony.  it’s all in my head 😛  but then we will be off for a weekend in our new camper this weekend so i am looking forward to that!


in case you missed them i wanted to call your attention to several posts with giveaways:

Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition – For every $5 you donate to the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue your name will be entered in the drawing!  this wonderful organization rescues animals ALL OVER the US and they are the ones we got our adorable kittens we are fostering.

Make It Crafty and SCACD are giving away prizes to FIVE commenters on the MiC post – be sure to get your comments in!

TTCRD Magazine Challenge – $10 gift certificate to Michelle Perkett digi stamps for one lucky winner in the current challenge – fairytale theme.  This challenge ends on the 14th!

The Outlawz POM challenge – Make a bag & tag set – today is the last day for this challenge – a new one starts tomorrow.  Th eprize for this challenge is really good – $50 gift certificate to Oozak AND a $25 gift certificate to SCACD!


susana and i were talking and she mentioned that she thought the perfume bottles in the recent vault release would look amazing colored on black.  i took her up on her idea and boy was she right!

I colored this with Lyra Polycolor pencils on black cardstock.  The trick is to stamp with white, shade with white and then add your color.  this works with any brand of pencil but i noticed the polycolors were more vibrant – probably because they are oil based not wax.

I love the way the black mats add to the drama of the bag.  my great big flower is made by me too!  it is super easy!  first i picked out a cool ribbon – this particular one was sheer and gathered into tufts plus it had pearls too.  next I took some Wonder Tape by Ranger in the full sheet and i cut out a circle the size i wanted my flower to be.  it does not have to be a perfect circle.  Peel off one side of the backing to expose the stickiness.  Press the end of your ribbon down in the center and then just wind it around in a circle, sticking it down as you go. DONE!  that easy!  now when you’re ready to use it just peel the backing off of the other side (not covered by ribbon) and stick it on!  way cool or what.  even better – susana has another option for you.  you can get pre-cut sticky circles too!  Glubers from Cosmo Cricket.  so have fun!




5 Responses

  1. Oh Marti this coloring is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE how it came out! I will be praying for a 100% successful surgery for ya! You definitely deserve a break after all that! Enjoy your trip!

  2. Stunning project! How cool to color on black. Enjoy your trip!

  3. Just picking my jaw up off the ground! Soooo beautiful! Hope your surgery goes super. I took my Mom this morning to have a basal cell skin cancer removed from her leg. Everything when great, and I’m sure yours will too!

  4. Marti, I will be thinking of you. Hope everything goes well today and on your camping trip! I get the woozy thing—I’m the same way! Best wishes.


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