Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hind Sight is 20/20

When I first saw this turned around little guy in the August release from Amber INK, the first phrase that popped into my head was "Hind sight is 20/20." We always see so clearly when we look back on things from the perspective of experience. Who had not done things that, upon reflection, they wish undone?  So I decided to use this little turned around dude to make a fun "I'm sorry" card.

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I created my own little eye chart to make a visual representation of my computer generated sentiment. I angled it a bit to match the angle the desk is at. My only sorrow is I did not keep to that same angle when I colored the floor. I wanted to add a faux "stitched" outline after the combined image was printed, so I drew it in by hand using a ruler and a Mulitliner pen. All coloring was done with Copic markers. The background paper is one of Amber INK's digi iPaper offerings, love those dots!

And my BIG NEWS:


Most of you know I LOVE to color with any medium: Prismacolor pencils, watercolors, pastels, etc., but my true love is coloring with Copic markers!  I was recently certified as a consumer instructor by Copic!!! I hope to start offering coloring classes in the Middle Georgia area on the weekends. Please contact me if you would be interested in learning coloring techniques from me. I have a fine arts and graphic design background and would love to share not only blending techinques but also how to do shading, shadows, lighting and texture. I have not gotten all the details worked out yet so your opinions would be of great interest to me!

Another lovely piece of news is that I have a birthday coming up this week and my Dad is giving me an airbrush compressor to use with my Copic markers!  I am so excited - after being trained on using the airbrush in the certificaton training, I will soon have one of my own!  Thanks in advance, dearest Dad!

Once I have all the kinks worked out, I hope to start traveling further afield to offer classes on the weekends. I used to teach all kinds of classes at the local scrapping and stamping store, and I have missed it so much since the owner closed it down due to illness. We all miss Anne very much!

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  • Amber INK's INKredible 21-Day Challenge: #1 - Books (I think my little dude is going to be learning to READ shortly!!!)
  • Allsorts Challenge Blog: New Beginnings in honor of back to school week (Although my sentiment is not about a new beginning, I am using a "First day of School Kiddo" stamp from Amber INK)
  • Crazy 4 Challenges: Book Related
  • Creative Card Crew: Back to school
  • Moving Along with the Times: #62 - Stitches, Real or Faux (I added my faux black stitched outline with a pen)
  • Stampavie and More: #107 - School
Please leave a comment - I would really like your opinion on my Amber INK card. Do you love this little dude as much as I do? Also let me know what you think about my dream of teaching!


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  2. Such a fab card hun, just love the idea of the eyesight chart fab!!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Hugs shell xx
    Hope you have a fa birthday hun, & congrats on your great news xx

  3. Your colouring is so professional. I have never used Copics but I love the results. You must have had a steady hand for that faux stitching LOL. You are very handy with the computer too, and always your attention to detail is amazing. Love your card and the vibrant background is a perfect match for this fun image. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

  4. Beautifully coloured image Lynne , love the stitching, the buttons and the sentiment
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  5. Gorgeous card, Lynne! How exciting that you are picking up teaching again! And yeah for you getting a compressor. You will LOVE it!
    Hugs and smiles

  6. Simply stunning colouring!
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  7. Hi Lynne, this is a great card. I love your colouring up, it sure looks very professional. With all the techniques you have learned I hope you do well at teaching them
    I am so glad you have joined us at MAWTT for my stitching challenge, this fits it perfectly.
    I hope we will see you again soon with another lovely creation.
    luv Brenda xxx

  8. Ah this is super, I love how you made the wee eye chart. Well Done on becoming a Creative designer for Copics. Thanks for joining in with us, Hazelxoxo

  9. Opps Should have said at MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

  10. BRILLIANT! Eye chart? The sentiment? Crazy Brilliant. LOVE!

  11. I don't know I kind like that the desk is at an angle!! why have everything at right angles anyways!! woooo I have regrets all the way back to 3rd grade . . .

  12. How clever!! Your card and coloring are magnificent! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  13. Such an awesome card!!Love your coloring!!

  14. Beautiful card, I've admired your art ever since I the Alice blog. I'm tickled to death that there is a copic instructor in GA even if it has to be Middle GA. I live in the very south GA, but I hope to find out one day you'll be giving a class I can get too. Congratulations!

  15. Well, I love this fun I'm sorry card, the image is so cute and beautifully coloured, which brings me to: Congratulations on your Copic news. And finally, Happy Birthday. xxx

  16. Absolutely wonderfuly Lynne! I'm so happy for you on the Copic Certification. I know your classes will fill up crazy fast - If there was a chance in hec that I could ever color like you I'd be there in a heartbeat!

    Is Saturday the big day??? Happy day ahead birthday ;)

  17. this is just beautiful work!!!, great colors and so inspiring!!!!

  18. Lynne,

    I love this card and can't wait for classes. Hope to see you soon.

  19. Such a lovely card!
    A great image and lovely colors. Great take on the theme.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
    Anne :)

  20. Man you have grown so much, where have I been. As usual your cards are awesome. I cant wait to take some of your classes. You know I always eager to learn something new. I am going to have to pay more attention and am ready to color.

    Peace to all



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