Friday, October 19, 2012
Born to be wild!
Happy Friday! Today I have a very fun and bright card for you. I just love this fun gal from the Ai people collection, she is from the Mad Rider set SKU# 4101. She looks like she is having a blast on her cute and fashionable orange scooter! Although I'm not sure I can say the same about her little companion in the basket.
I colored her in with copic markers. I'm somewhat new to alcohol markers. I bought them over a year ago, but haven't really used them much. I've been coloring with Prisma Color pencils for quite a long time, and I love my colored pencils! The copic's and Spectrum Noir markers sure are vibrant. I've kinda stayed away from Copic's because of the price (almost $6.00 a piece). So the other day when I was visiting Splitcoast Stampers, they had a review on Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. They are a cheaper alternative to copic's. They had really good reviews, and they also offered 15% off until October 31, 2012 at Crafter's Companion online store. They have a ton of tutorials and tutorial u-tube videos. Very helpful demonstrations about the product and how to use them. So I broke down and bought a set of 72 for $115.79 plus free shipping. That's about $1.60 a piece! Pretty good buy I think.
I'll start using them and let you know what I think as time goes on.
Here is a close up of the colored image and that cute "Born to be wild" sentiment that comes in the set. I think this would make a great birthday card.
Here are the copic markers and two Spectrum Noir alcohol markers I colored my card with.
Hope you enjoy the card I created today. I hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.
Materials used: Stamps: Mad Rider Set: SKU# 4101, Black ink: Memento; Tea Dye Distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; Ric Rac die, kraft, orange, and dark orange cardstock: PaperTrey Ink; White cardstock: Neenah; designer paper: Lime twist 6"x6" paper pad by My Mind's Eye; Jumbo Fishtail die: My Favorite Thing's Stamps;light green crystals; sewing machine; white thread; Copic markers: G07, G14,YR68, YR16, W1,W3, W5, E57, E77,Y26, Y28, E00, E11, R11, Spectrum Noir: BT4, BT5.