Our life is frittered away by detail...simplify, written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I try to live my day-to-day life following these words. Achieving this goal in my papercraft adventures is a reminder that I NEED TO WAKE UP AND START STAMPING! Yikes, I don't know where this journey of joining the blogosphere will take me. My hope is that I will no longer be a stamp, paper and embellishment collector. My 'stash' will inspire me to create and have fun. If my family and friends are the only ones to read my blog, that's OK...but I hope you will drop-in to visit.
My geisha gave me a workout in coloring her black hair with copic markers. I have seen people blend with different gray colors but when I tried that it became a big blobby mess. What gave me the best results was using a feathering technique with 100 black and blend with W4. I used this wonderful video at Lysa's Crafty Creations which showed how to feather blend with Copics. A light touch with the marker seems important.
Stamps - The Greeting Farm, Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Cardstock - Neehah Classic Crest-solar white, SU-Really Rust & Certainly Celery
Designer Papers - Basic Grey-Kioshi, Marrakech
Inks - Memento-Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories - Cuttlebug-asian lanterns embossing folder