15 December 2010

Snoopy’s Chopper & His Sidekick

Snoopy's Chopper

A few days ago the Mountain Shadow Riders (MSR) held our annual Christmas party. Our Chapter has grown tremendously over the past year that we could no longer accommodate our large group in any member’s house. This year our party was held at South Side Johnny’s with over 80 members/family members in attendance. We all had a wonderful time chatting and exchanging gifts.

During the holiday celebration it is tradition to welcome the incoming officers and thank the outgoing officers. I received a beautiful engraved crystal with the MSR logo for serving as the Assistant Director along with Betty for the past year.

I made the cards for our outgoing Director, Carolee, and for our incoming Assistant Director, Paula. I wanted both cards to be motorcycle related and what could be better than Snoopy’s Chopper & Snoopy and His Sidekick for images. Carolee loves the color pink; it was fitting to make Snoopy’s chopper pink with a bit of purple. Both cards were embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder which adds plenty of sparkle and then colored using Tombow Markers & Close to My Heart markers, then blended using a Tombow Colorless Blender. While on a hunt for a blender (story below) I came across the fabulous little motorcycle charms in the jewelry isle at Hobby Lobby, they made a wonderful embellishment.

Snoopy & His Sidekick

About the Tombow Colorless Blender: In my last stamping post I mentioned that my old blender tip was ruined by using the heavy weight watercolor paper and I wanted to use a blender for these cards… I need one in a hurry. I checked the Tombow USA site to find where to buy locally.

The hunt started at 10 am, first stop was Jo-Ann’s, which is where I originally purchased them, no blenders, and no markers. Onto Archiver’s, I asked the sales clerk, she heard “markers” and “blend” and tried to sell me Copics! Off to two Michael’s stores…ugh! Finally at the third Hobby Lobby there was a small pack of markers but no blenders, it was getting late and I was frustrated. I purchased a few Marvy Le Plume blenders, which, I don’t particularly care for; I tried them at a friend’s house and let’s just say I prefer Tombow over anything else.

As I was driving home I passed by our local downtown art supply store, Meininger Art Supply. I made a quick u-turn. At 5:30 that evening I had Tombow Colorless Blenders in hand! Meininger’s should have been my first stop; I was just there two weeks ago purchasing Copic Sketch Markers. I have to go back there soon; they have a huge selection of Tombow Markers that can be purchased individually. Finding the huge selection made up for all the frustration!

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Snoopy & His Sidekick
Stamps: Snoopy and His Sidekick (Stampabilities), For Every Occasion (inside – CTMH) ~ Ink: Black (Colorbox), Chocolate (inside – CTMH), Heavenly Blue (watercoloring –CTMH) ~ Paper: Watercolor (Canson 90lb), Chocolate (CTMH), Crystal Blue (CTMH), Caprice Reflection (CTMH) ~ Other: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (SU), Tombow Markers, Tombow Colorless Blender, Close to My Heart Markers, Twilight Brads (CTMH), Offray Ribbon, Gold Cord (SU), Waterbrush, Motorcycle Charm (Charm Me) ~ Card Size 6x6

Snoopy’s Chopper
Stamps: Snoopy’s Chopper (Stampabilites), For Every Occasion (inside – CTMH) ~ Ink: Black (Colorbox), Petal (inside – CTMH) ~ Paper: Watercolor (Canson 90lb), Wisteria (Bazzill), Baby Pink (inside – CTMH), Serenity (Karen Neuburger) ~ Other: Iridescent Ice EP (SU), Tombow Markers, Tombow Colorless Blender, Close to My Heart Markers, Oval/Scalloped Oval (Nestabilities), Gemstones (Hero Arts), Motorcycle Charm (Charm Me), Lily White Brads (Doodlebug), Spring Iris Grosgrain (CTMH), Silver Cord (SU), Pop Dots ~ Card Size 6x6

9 comments:

  1. What great cards for your group! I love them!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Hugs,
    Jennifer

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  2. Jovi, you have not lost your touch girl! Lovely coloring, great layouts and such darling charms! Glad you found you blender...at least you have fun places to shop!!!
    Try this link (if it works) I found this cycle freebie and thought of you. Can't find an email address anywhere!

    http://www.birdscards.com/Default.aspx?tabid=65&BlogDate=2010-10-31&DateType=month

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  3. Cute cards! Don't tell me the Copic markers have already drawn you in.

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  4. Sue ~ thanks for the link, that is a cute image and I LOVE the digital sentiment that goes along with it. I'll send you an email, I think I still have my HM RAK list somewhere.

    Suzanne ~ I picked up some Copic a couple weeks ago (on sale), but I'm still undecided about them. I think I need more time to play around with them.

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  5. Wow! These are both amazing cards! You certainly have not lost any of your Mojo being away from your stamping. I so happy to see you back at it...and hopefully having fun too! ;0)

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  6. Just gorgeous. Love them. :)

    Cheers
    Vicki

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  7. Yay! You are stamping again! I think the cards are super adorable!

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  8. The minute I saw this card I thought of you and your biking. It sounds like you had a fun, and successful trip to the art store. Good for you.
    Your cards are adorable.

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  9. I luv Snoopy too! My recent snoopy addition is him playing ice hockey! after moving to this Hockey Town! lol! I like, esp. the first one cuz of the colors. I luv pastel colors! Very cute & again, you do Very Nice coloring! :-)

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