For my second card, I used Copic Markers to color the image. I just love the way you can blend with Copics and incorporate different shades. The colors are also just so much more vibrant. The Colors are also from this week's color challenge on SCS. They are Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, and Black (optional). As I stated on SCS, I really have a hard time using Kraft paper. But I love cards that are done well with it by other people. I just don't think Kraft Paper is my style. Because I used Copic Markers to color my image, the flower color doesn't match the Summer Sun ink around the sentiment. If I could re-do this card, I would change the color of the flower and color it with Stampin Up! markers (even though I don't like coloring with them as well) so I could match the colors better. Otherwise, I was fairly pleased with the way the card turned out. I love how the buttons and linen thread bows match the Kraft card stock so perfectly. I mounted the sentiment up on dimensionals. It is from 'Just Nutty' by Clear Dollar Stamps.
I'm sure most of you are waiting to hear how my first Grand Opening at the Fabrics and Crafts Store that I work at went. All I can say is 'Oh, My Gosh!'. If there is a recession going on, you'd never know it yesterday! People were standing outside the doors waiting to come in at 8:00 a.m.(One hour before the store even opened). All the 'free goodies' were gone within 10 minutes, but the sales last through Saturday. The check out lines were almost to the back wall of the store! It was unbelievable. I was on the Cutting Table so I did fairly well all day. I had a couple of customers ask me math questions I couldn't answer (I am soooooo bad at math), but thankfully other employees were around to help them with that. All I did was cut, cut, cut fabric all day, non-stop! The cutting line was the longest I have ever seen, and of course every customer had a shopping cart full of fabric and only wanted about 10 yards of everything! So you can just imagine how time consuming that would be to just cut one customer's fabric selection. I made mistakes, mostly due to just the stress and sheer fatigue ( I started work at 7:00 a.m. and worked until 3:00) but overall I wasn't too disappointed in myself. I was happy to be on the cutting table and not the cash register. I still don't feel too comfortable there yet, though it is getting better. Our Grand Opening is still today and Saturday, and I work full 8 hour days for both of them. I don't know if it will slow down or not, but I feel rested and ready to tackle yet another busy, stressful day.
I hope your day is more stress-free than mine will be today! God Bless! Amy