My UKS friend, Toni, has been doing a bit of colouring on her blog, and that reminded me of what I did this past weekend.
In November 2009, as a reward for achieving a particularly difficult goal I set for myself, I bought myself the complete set of 144 Copic Ciao pens.
After lots of oohing and ahhing and lots of photographs of the pretty colours, I put them safely away to be used when I had the time.
And that is where they have sat for the past 7 months.
Until this week!
Having spent soooo much money on them, I couldn't let them just sit and gather dust, so I pulled out the two boxes, dusted them off and gingerly lifted the box lids. The pens were still nice and shiny and were begging me to use them.
So I did. I stamped a CC Designs stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of cardstock (not the best, but I'm still waiting for some X-press It Blender Card to arrive) and started colouring in following an online tutorial that was using the same stamp.
I think I have a lot more practising to do before my shading will look any good, but what do you think?