Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Spring!

Even though it didn't feel much like spring here in the last couple days I made this row of 'kinis to help bring on the warmer weather. Now myself, I don't wear a bikini....good grief...it is enough for me to just put on a bathing suit and we even have a pool in our backyard! But I have a friend who looks fantastic in a bikini and she is always busy 'tanning'. I think i may use the you glow girl sentiment on the inside and give it to her. HeeeHehehe!


I think this stamp is just so fun! I coloured it up when I was at Paula's last weekend and had no paper in front of me...just picked some random copics and went at it. Well, when I got home, I started looking through my paper stash and came across this Basic Grey paper. It was perfect, except that my blue bikini's were purple! No worries because copics are VERY forgiving....I just went over my purple suits with blue markers and voila! Now they are blue and match my paper. Yet another reason to love that extravagant copic purchase! I added lots of glitter and now these 'kinis just glow!


Thinking of copics...I want to show you what I bought on that Paula visit. Pauline and I stopped at the new Hobby Lobby in Canton and I printed off some 40% coupons for us. This is what we bought with them! It is made by The Paper Studio and was only about $15 with the coupon. I had a smaller one that I bought at a scrapbook show in London and I used to keep my sketch markers in it, but now I have ALL my copics in ONE handy dandy case, and with the handles, it is perfect when I want to tote them around. This afternoon I spent a good chunk of time reorganizing them in color families and I even made a divider for the large side so they would stay contained easier. I tell ya, I could spend all weekend puttering around and reorganizing stuff. It's my fav way to spend the day. Those pencils you see there are a Lyra skintone set that I also picked up at Hobby Lobby. I haven't used them yet, I may just 'admire' them for a while. The polka dot thing behind the pencils is a tray that came with the bag and I'm pretty much using that and the pencils to take up space until I finish off my copic collection.


Now don't forget to check in on the Stamping Bella blog tomorrow for our next challenge. And remember, there is LOT'S of time to play because we will have two weeks to complete this one because Emily is skipping next Friday!
Well, that's it for today. Let's hope for some warm weather soon so that everyone who looks good in a 'kini can get one on soon!

12 comments:

paulatracy66 said...

i am the first to comment, I feel sooooo lucky! The row of bikini's is AWESOME! Which one shall I wear? lol Wow, and ya found the perfect paper to match up... You are my hero Linda Heavens, this is gorgeous!!!!

Julia said...

I can't believe you colored that before you even got the paper figured! You rock! I seriously check yours and Paula's websites everyday. You're both my hero's when it comes to coloring! When I get my butt in gear and start coloring myself I'll be coming by and begging for your input!!
Beautiful card!!

Jenn said...

Awesome card - those cute 'kinis make me want summer to come sooner!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Fabulous card Linda. Love the glitter on the "kinis". May have to give you a call to come over and try to organize me!!! LOL

Shannan Teubner said...

Sooo adorable! I have been on a hunt today for Copic storage...this may be it! I happened to notice your serious lack of reds and pinks...what's up with dat? ;)

Judi said...

Great job on the card. Love the vibrant colors. Holy cow, look at all those Copic markers!!!

mochamama said...

Awesome card, I love it!!! By the looks of my stomach and thighs I think my kini days are over!!

Milianna said...

wow your card was so awesome...

and i want to know where you buy your copic storage i just want that LOL

Marcie S. said...

I love those 'kinis!!! What a gorgeous card. That Copic storage is great, I'll have to keep my eyes open for something similar for myself!

Terri said...

OMG, I must have this stamp, too stinkin' cute! You colored them perfectly, as always, and they go great with that paper. I have a pool also and I think it has been two years since I even put a suit on...would love to be able to fit into one of these! (laughing hysterically here)!

Cindy H. said...

This card is adorable and your coloring is awesome!!! No 'kinis for me either!

I knew Copics blender could remove color but I didn't know you could just color over another color to get the one you want - thanks for the tip. :)

As for your Copics and their storage - wow!! I've just started buying them and I probably have enough to fill in what space is left in your storage bag - which is very handsome and seems to be the perfect solution.

Wendy said...

Those bikini's are real! They are Barbie's and you put them on your card! They look that good! Amazing colouring!

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