Did you have a great weekend? I really did. We celebrated the 'twinkies' 9th birthdays and today I got to take a 'sanity day' and spent the day down at Suze Weinberg's Design Studio. I'll tell more about that in a minute.
Because I know what you are looking for!
Who gets their pick of the big prize for the 2010 Copic Team Celebration? Well first I want to say 'Thank You!' for the amazing response and making the newest members of the team feel welcome.
There were 404 comments on this blog alone, and I did my best to go through them all. I really enjoyed reading them and forwarded several to the company for their consideration for 'phase 2'. 🙂
But for the moment we have a winner to announce. So without any further delay:
Copic markers are great as they are so versatile and can be used in many different projects. The certification classes are great and all the tips from the blogs are extremely helpful.
Thanks, Sue! I've sent an e-mail to the e-mail address logged by Typepad and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Today, I took a class with Margot Potter, making a necklace and then the fabulous Suze herself – who got me to explore wax in new ways. while I'd played with the wax stylus before, I hadn't really done the melt it on, brush it on, blow it around with a TORCH. Yes, a Torch! version of encaustic wax art.
I've got a couple of those pieces to show you.
First, we did an image transfer – and good golly, I am NOT good at image transfer. Whether it's too much water, too much rubbing the paper, whatever – I always lose parts of my image. But the nice thing about the wax medium is just how forgiving it is. Don't like it? Do it again!
This board is covered with a white beeswax base, followed by Pan Pastels and Perfect Pearls. A Prima butterfly and pearl swirl adorn the transfered photo of Marilyn Monroe – although I hear diamonds are a girls' best friends… Marilyn is the epitome of metamorphosis and the beauty and fragility of the butterfly.
I used a script stamp (thanks, Randa!) to simulate an autograph in the lower left also. I like how it turned it in the end.
Our second piece was an exploration of the colored waxes. The ladies dribbled, dabbed, painted, stamped into.. you name it. And the torches were going wild… my creme brulee torch is never going to see a creme brulee after today. The torch is taking up residence in the craft area. (as it should be) LOL!
I came home from Suze's Studio after making a Christmas Present run; while Neil took the kidoodles to the Rain Forest cafe for dinner.
And even though I'd been gone the day, Neil took care of everything while I puttered about putting the finishing touches on my projects and getting a little somethin' somethin' ready for the Prima blog this week. (no peeking!) Shhhh! but I will see you there on Wednesday.
And then oh my goodness, I'm out the door on Friday for SOUTH CAROLINA! I'm looking forward to the workshps at Scrappin' Creations and The Stamping Place and Scrapbook Station this coming weekend as well as the big Copic certfication class on Sunday.
Could life be any sweeter? Don't ask me, after these three birthday weekends and four birthdays later, I'm all caked out! But I want to wish each of you a great week. Thanks for stopping by!