Good morning, Stampin' Friends! Today I'm hopping with a talented group of over 40 CTMH consultants, all exploring the possibilities of our excellent new Shin Han Alcohol Markers. You should have arrived here from KATY'S BLOG. Now let's marker!
I don't know about you, but even though I love the idea of Copic coloring, and greatly admire those who make beautifully colored artwork, I am just not willing to invest the time or money to become a copic artist at this time in my life. It sounds fun, but I've got to be realistic about how far my craft budget can extend. What I really want is to be able color nicely, maybe blend a bit, and have fun with my projects...and I don't want my markers to cost more than a trip to DisneyLand. I am truly loving what I can do with these Shin Han markers...and the affordable price point! I honestly feel that these Shin Han markers are just the right compromise marker for me. They color like a dream, but are more affordable than the indisputably fabulous Copics that are all the rage right now. And you're talking to a gal who just bought a big set of Spectrum Noirs last spring...now I'm using my Shin Hans all the time instead!
I did all the coloring on this sweet little dog card using just Clay, Warm Grey 4, and the colorless blender pens. I love how you can use the blender to lift color and add texture to your colored pieces. I also used it to blend out the grey shadow at his little feet, which I then topped with a smidge of glitter. This cute doggie is the first of a series of cards, the rest of which will be on my blog tomorrow. Check back, or subscribe via email to have them delivered right to your inbox! I used this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge sketch as inspiration for my card set, focusing on the adorable hostess exclusive Cuddly Salutations stamp set.
Now hop on over to PAM'S BLOG and check our her marker craft goodness!
Here's a few other Shin Han Marker projects I've done: