Monday, April 20, 2009

Coloring for grownups

I'm taking an online class on coloring. No, really. There are these cool markers called Copics, and you can do lots of great things with them, but there is a learning curve. In an effort to move up the curve a little faster, I signed up for a class taught by Colleen Schaan. So far it's a lot of fun. We have homework and things to practice, plus a place to post our samples and discuss what we're learning. Here's a little sample of what I've been doing today.

I realized after I uploaded this photo that I wrote down the wrong colors on the top butterfly. It should be "YR" instead of "Y" on all three colors for that one.

I'm looking forward to seeing what other new tricks Colleen will be teaching us.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hubby's (accidental) color challenge

Conversation in our car while driving yesterday:

DD age 8: I want to get a new Frisbee. I need a teal one because pink might not always be my favorite color.

Me: Maybe you need one of every color in the world, just in case your new favorite color isn't teal.

DH: (rolls eyes)

Me: Oh, yeah, I'm the one who needs things in every single color. Especially craft stuff.

DH: And yet, you don't use every single color in one project, do you?

Me: (thinking, "Hmm, he's got a point. I wonder if I could?")

So with that, my DH's color challenge was on. He was blissfully unaware of the challenge, so I was able to focus on how in the world I could get every color into one project. The result:

This will hang on the wall in my craft room. I love the way it turned out! I think this could be my mantra.

Details: Stamps - Fresh Alphabet (PTI) - the word "color" is stamped, the remainder was printed on the computer; paper - 91 different solid colors of cardstock (SU! and PTI); accessories - 6x12 picture frame, 1/2" circle punch