Pulled this card out of my 'Post' file... so many cards in there ready to go, but other priorities I guess. When I ran across this freebie image by Elizabeth Dulemba, it made me laugh and I just knew I wanted to color it up with Copics for a quickie card. A second print allowed me to fussy cut and layer the pool toy - creating the depth. Glossy Accents over the spots really enhanced the 'made of plastic' look for the floating toy and die cut clouds on foam tape added to the dimension. Copic colors I chose were pulled from the background paper - a scrap from the Blue/Green drawer.
Which leads me to this digression:
One of my organization tools that I find really helpful is this small [approx 18" x 7"] plastic set of drawers labeled with five color groups [Metallics, Reds/Purples, Yellows/Browns, Blues/Greens & Whites/Blacks]. It sits on the back of my desk and when I clean my desk off, [which occurs when the available workspace is reduced to a 6"x 6" space], then it is easy to separate all the papers into the five groups and into the corresponding drawers. When the drawers get full, I go thru and weed out the sizes or colors that I would least likely use. This builds in an automatic limit on my scraps collection - definitely a welcome plus for an out of control paper hoarder.
When I need an accent color, a colored mat or need to stamp a sentiment, these are at my fingertips.
Simon Says Wed – Layer it Up
As You Like It – Fave Die & WHY [One of 3 favorite dies - I hate making clouds and this makes it easy!]
Inspiration Destination #142 – ATG
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #224 – Feel the Love
SheepSki Designs #10 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #43 - ATG Always
Oddball Art – Feature a Creature
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Sweet Stampin' – Valentines/ Love
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafting From the Heart -#191 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More - #277 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #339– Love/Valentine
Tuesday Throwdown #377 – Fave Color [Blue/Greens]
Crafty Creations - #359 – ATG Always
Create wildly and color with abandon!