Saturday, January 10, 2009

Now where's your picket fence love...and where's that shiny car...

Whew! What a night. It's Friday now as I'm posting this since I have Copic Class at The Crafty Scrapper tomorrow and I didn't trust myself to get up early and write my post! I am soooo not a morning person. *wink*

So it's time for another Sketch for You to Try! And I have to say, from beginning to end, this one whooped me. It wasn't the sketch, things just weren't going my way, know what I mean, Vern? First and foremost, I have a tip for you. If you ever get a new toy that you don't know how to use, I mean don't have a clue...definitely DO NOT try to figure it out on a card you need done when you're already tired. And absolutely positively don't START your card by using it. It will not be pretty.

Current Score:
Shannan - 0

Copic Airbrush System - 1

There is nothing wrong with the Airbrush System, as a matter of fact I have seen fabulous results from it, and have even seen it in action! I expect to take it out and be an airbrush WIZARD. But I hook it up, I squeeze, and NADA. Just a little blob of pink on the bottom of my main panel, then NOTHING. Total user error, I'm sure. And I guess it would help to read the directions or something. That, my friends, will have to happen another day. For now, here's my card, with a teensy bit of airbrushing and a whole lotta sponging.
I turned the sketch on its side, then did a little "creative maneuvering" with the circles...you didn't expect any less, did you? And I used the new Sweet Valentine set from Verve. Speaking of, don't forget to check out all the new releases! You can see them all HERE.

So, my desk is a wreck, and I will tell you (which I don't often admit!) that I don't love any part of this card, except the sparkly pink hearts. Oh, and the button. I like buttons. But that's just how it went. I started out frustrated, which wasn't good, and it just didn't work out like I hoped. I am still hopeful...but as for now, it's time for bed. *wink*

I have to mention before I go that you MUST check out Jen's Blog Tart HERE. It's HUGE!! And what a better way to get started than with a sketch? You can see Jen's sketch and sample along with a sample from my girl Kirsten HERE. Then once you check those out, mosey on to my bloggy friends Amy R, Amy S, Carole, and Susan to see their awesomeness. If you have time to play along, don't forget to use the keyword SFYTT so we can see how awesome you are!

Have a fabulous weekend!

13 comments:

Kirsten said...

Great card! I like the sponging AND the air brushing! So, when you've figured it out, let the rest of us know about it, because eventually, it's going to find its way onto my MUST HAVE list, and I'll finally cave and I'll need some know-how! LOL

Amy Sheffer said...

I don't know what you're talking abuot, girl, it's adorable!! I love that wild Bittersweet pattern in the background!

AuBien said...

Shannan,
I wish my don't like cards turned out this beautiful! I think your card is really cute! I really like all the details you added. TFS.

Corie said...

This is so beautiful!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful, Shannan! Such yummy colors!

Christi said...

I am struggling with the same thing right now...minus the Copic air brush! LOL I just can't seem to get anything that I like. I think it's not stamping for a week. I think this is super cute though!!

paula said...

Shannan your Valentine is beautiful!!! I love it!!!

Danielle Lounds said...

Beautiful card Shannan love all the pinks and the glittah! Hee... and I agree that the air brushing system takes practice - my aim is way off (I still practice before each and every card!). :)

Carolina said...

I got an airbrush system from my hubby for Christmas and love it. It does some getting used to and once you do you won't put it down.

I'm not hoping really hard for a compressor because man am I going through those cans fast!

I think your card is darlin' by the way!

Stamp and Smile said...

SWEET!! I just LOVE it and the detailing is great even if your airbrush stytem was giving you a challenge... LOL! I had a day last week like that. Great DP!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Seriously, this is FABULOUS...don't sweat it!!! Hope you figured out your airbrush system...it is next on my list of must haves, LOL!!

Scrapbookmama said...

Ok that paper is wicked.. I love that! Girl and don't talk about mess I have such a mess I and I am sad I haven't even been able to play with my new bellas..sniff,sniff nor your bella Challenges or any for that matter.. sniff,sniff.. I hope to play along again this coming week!

HUGS girly!


-Ellie

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh how very pretty!!! Love your details in this and pretty sparkly hearts!! TFS! :)

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