Monday, July 27, 2009

Meet Emilio

Meet Emilio. He is a card I made for a Monster Swap hosted by the super sweet Miss Kelly. He will be leaving Maryland tomorrow, just in time for the deadline of the swap. He wanted me to wait until the last minute so that he wouldn't have to be in the dark for too long. At least that is my excuse. This stamp is Monster Bedtime from Victoria Case. The sketch for this week paired with this monster reminded me of the taggies blankets that babies just love to feel. I thought by making ribbon tags around the square would have the same effect and keep this sensitive guy comforted on his trip to Florida. LOL! I played along with the Victoria Case Stamp Challenge #9 for this card. He is colored with copics. I'll get the rest of the deets in a little later. Sorry for the poor picture quality. It was late and my camera does not co-operate very well with yellows, oranges, and yellow greens unless it is daylight. I didn't think to take another picture this morning as I already had all the cards packaged up. Lesson learned.
Karen this is for you. These are my markers and how I "organize" them. I got this wonderful carrying case from Archiver's and it perfectly holds all 213 of my copics. I really should put them into groups but I find taking a break and looking for the colors I want a little relaxing. I also keep a color sample swatch with my markers. That way I look at the sample to see what goes with the papers I've chosen then I go to my marker tote and grab the markers.

18 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love your blog. How many copics do you have?

Elena said...

This monster is so cute! I love the story about him!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your monster, so cute.

Danni said...

That monster is just the cutest! Oh my!
And wow, I'm so envious of all your copics and how you have them stored!

Sandra MacLean said...

Holy crap sistah!!! That's a crapload of copics ya got there!! I did the quick math in my head and whoa did you spend a lot of $$$ on those babies! Totally worth it though with the cards and images you create with them! :) Love Emilio!!

kadie said...

okay, first have to comment on the Copics. WHAT THE?!?! You lucky duck!! OMgosh it would drive me nutso looking for the colors I wanted though, even with a chart. I'm SOOOOO jealous!

And your card is adorable! Great minds think a like! I'm posting this lil cutie on my blog today too...and he's orange!! LOL. FAb job on Emilio! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Darling monster card, Mary, and love the ribbon tags!

Wow! Great Copic carrying case...TFS!!! Sure do envy you all those Copics.

karen said...

Aww mary! Ask and you shall receive!! WOW.. 213 copics?! Man! I am with Sandra doing the calculating..! Worth every penny with the fabulous job you do with them! Now are you doing to do a copics coloring class for palooza?!

Emilio is adorable!

XOXO

WickedPixie said...

He's so adorable! I really enjoyed your details about his personality too! :-) Traci

Annita said...

cutest monster I have seen for a long time.
WOW your copics LOOK GOOD !!!

hugs Annita

Diana said...

first, I *ADORE* your excuse. I really love super creative excuses.

Second, I want your copics! I have nearly that many, but most of mine are ciaos... so I have to find horizontal storage so I can still see the #'s...

Sparkle said...

What a darling card. And I love your marker holder!

melissa said...

YOUR CARD is adorable!! That stamp is on my wish list!!

What is that storage thingy called? Who makes it? I love to have it zipped like that so my little girl cant grab it and use it on my carpet! hehe

Susan said...

Adorable card! I need to get some monster images.

Oh My Stars! Look at those Copics! Love that case, although looks like you'll need another one really soon!

Ditto on the Copics class for the palooza!!

{hug}
Susan

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh gosh!! This is just too cute!! I love that image and your little sentiment at the bottom is so sweet!! Wonderful card!! :) HUGS

Victoria said...

Adorable! Fantastic coloring! Thank you for joining us on this weeks challenge!
Hugs

Peggy said...

Absolutely Adorable card!! Your coloring is beautiful. Thank you for participating in the challenge and congratulations on winning week #9 challenge!!

Lisa F said...

adorable card! Love your color choices!

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