Happy Tuesday!!!! Oh how happy I am to see this day! Yesterday was a doozy, to say the least. It was one of those days where one thing after another kept happening, you know the kind where if you wore pantyhose you would have stuck your toe through the end. I just had to laugh because after a certain point there's not much else you can do, right? I knew this was going to be a crazy week but seriously! :)
Sunday night, after my extremely non-productive day, I colored a bit with my Bic Mark Its. I have yet to take the Copic plunge, for several reasons. 1) I have a compulsive personality and I know that I will HAVE to own ALL of them. It will bug me until I OWN THEM ALL. I can't explain this to you unless you have a compulsive personality as well :) 2) I don't color enough images to justify the purchase of ALL the Copics. 3) I have so much other stuff I want to buy right now, I just don't feel like I can do it...yet. So, for me, at least for now, Bic Mark It's fit the bill. I have read a bunch about them and watched a great video on You Tube about how to color with them and the best thing I learned was to color in circles. I color primarily on the card stock from Walmart or on Papertrey Inks card stock.
With these images, I stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and after the ink dried, I was able to color without the black smearing. Another tip I picked up was to stamp with black ink and emboss with clear powder to keep from smears.
Now, I'm cool with the color choices that Bic offers and since I don't really color that often, I'm not really looking to blend my colors either. If this is you too, you might give Bics a try. I've been very happy with them. However, if you want more color options and are wanting to blend and step your coloring up a notch, maybe you better go for the Copics my friend. :)
These images are my new Recollections stamps from Michaels. I've never bought this brand before but these little monsters were too cute to pass up! (what do you think Katie?) I was pretty pleased with the stamps. The images turned out very nice. I'm thinking of doing something with them for Landry's class for Halloween... The wheels are definitely turning.
That's it for me on this fabulous Tuesday! I hope you have a fantastic day and I thank you for coming by. See you all tomorrow!