Friday, March 5, 2010

Trying New Things

Hello, thanks for dropping by today as I attempt to prove that you are never too old to try new things. First off, I was so impressed with Jennifer McGuire's wonderful tutorial on Copics that I finally took the plunge, threw caution to the wind and followed her link to Ellen Hutson and ordered a fortune in Copic Sketch Markers. I ordered them on Sunday and they arrived on Thursday, how excellent is that turnaround?!  Here is my first attempt with the Copics...
I added B0000 Pale Celestine to the white background area of the stamped image for a really pretty effect.

Okay, so that's my first new thing this week. The second happens tomorrow when I will attempt Hot Yoga for the first time. My sister swears by the wonderful results from her years of attending Hot Yoga and has been trying to get me to go for about as many years. Well, tomorrow is her birthday and she finally wore me down. Now I usually can't function in 105 degrees, I have no idea how I'll try to perform the ridiculous poses while fainting from heat....and goodness what if I have a hot flash in the midst of the exertion?.....If I survive I will be back to regale you with stories about the class.
So anyway, in spite of the ominous specter of the yoga class, I went ahead and made a birthday card for my dear sister, Donna.

I am really in a purple and green mood lately...probably because those are the shades of Hero Hues Layering Papers I've added to my stash so far.
Supplies and Tools: Hero Arts Stamps-K5358 Floral Scallop, CL139 Birthday Messages, Cg119 Flourish Background; Hero Hues Layering Papers- Iris and Grass; Hero Hues Notecard- Iris; Memento Ink-Tuxedo Black; Copic Sketch Markers-B0000, Y19,YG05, YG07, YG09, V01,V15, V17, Colorless Blender; Ribbon-Michael's; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Glossy Accents; Recollections- yellow gem.
Thought for the Day: Some thoughts about the Grace of God~
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
John 1:14, 16-17 And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth....for the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:2 Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand.
Eph 2:8 By grace you have been saved through faith.
2Pet 3:18 Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


  1. It's like you were born to use Copics, Nancy! Gorgeous card for your sister! I'm sure she'll love it and I'm anxious to find out about the Hot Yoga!

  2. wow!!! your Copic coloring is amazing, Nancy!!! love how you colored this images, gorgeous card! I too, am excited about your hot yoga experience! =)

  3. Nancy, you'got TALENT in copics!! I love how you colored them! And yes, be cautious with Hot Yoga, it's not for everyone. My DD loves it, yet her friend couldn't take it and had to leave in the middle of the class...just make sure you don't have a full stomach before the class. ENJOY!

  4. Your Copic colouring is amazing. No so sure about hot Yoga... I have trouble with the gym at the moment in the summer heat, let alone add a more heat. Take care...

  5. this is such a lovely card, nancy ~ you did a great job at colouring these violets.
    and purple & green is a classic combo!!
    love it!!

  6. This is sooo gorgeous and love the outline of the purple on the scalloped edges! For your first attempt at copics, I'd say you are already getting there fast! What a wonderful card, the purple and green are always classic combos! I've yet to venture out into copics...maybe someday! Good luck with the yoga class, can't wait to hear your story on that! :)

  7. gorgeous!! i just saw this stamp in local stamp shop near my house..but i have no idea what can i do with it...but after see this..guess i have ideas...

  8. Nancy, I love this card! And I'm sure your sister will too! Good luck with the Hot Yoga! I've never heard of such a thing. I love the heat much more than being cold, but I don't think I could handle that! Can't wait to hear how it went!

  9. Lovely card Nancy, your first steps at colouring with copics are amazing, obviously a natural. I have never heard of hot yoga, not sure if I like the sound of it, hope you enjoy yourself.

  10. Wow! As for the first time with Copics you did perfectly well!! The card is gorgeous! I'm sure your sister will be in awe! Especially if you give it to her before the Yoga class! And maybe she'll forget to drag you there! ;-)

  11. I can't believe this is your FIRST time with Copics! LOVE it! The colors are truly exceptional and each flower is shaded perfectly! Good luck with the HOT yoga!

  12. Beautiful card Nancy... and I found a link for you which I think will prove very helpful in learning with copics.

  13. You are a natural with the Copics Nancy! Really pretty card! Hope your hot yoga session was successful!

  14. This is super, Nancy! You did so well with the copics, I can`t believe it is your first try!


  15. Beautiful job, Nancy. I love the card and I'm sure your sister will too. thanks for sharing.

  16. Gorgeous coloring and lovely card!

  17. wow, so pretty for being your first time!


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