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Friday, 24 February 2012

You could be forgiven for thinking...

...I have a 'thing' about pens.

I don't know why you might have that idea about me **rollseyes** - I mean; it's not as if I mention pens very often **giggle** or clearly droooooooool over new releases LOL...

Perhaps it could be the fact that I have this little lot...
A complete set of Copic Ciao markers - my favourite - always close to hand and boxed so that I can easily see the colours I wish to use.
A complete set of Promarkers...
...not so fond of these - mainly because of storage. The wallets take up too much space and rummaging through boxes is too much of a chore when I want to do some colouring.

There is also a complete set of Aquamarkers that I haven't used very much.
Then there are my latest collectables - my Flexmarkers. I love these. The brush tip is fab and the 'fatter' body of the pen is great for when the old 'arfa-ritis' is playing up. I have been patiently waiting for Letraset to release the rest of the colours as singles so that I can complete my set and what do they go and do - add to the colours - there are now 92 in this range...still, never mind, only 35 more to get LOL
I sat and did some colouring last night but didn't get as much done as I'd hoped as the old wrists were complaining.
This tea/coffee pot was one of the first digi images that I received when I registered for the CDAC Progressive Challenges - I just love the design. Not sure how I'll use it yet but it doesn't hurt to build up a stock of coloured images - I've sadly allowed my stockpile to dwindle over Christmas & New Year.
This little miss is a Kenny K digi image that I have used a few times and I know what I'm going to do with her as I have some Kanban papers that I am eager to make use of. There is something about this image that always leads me to a Red/White/Blue colour scheme - it just seems to fit.

This Saturday there is a free demo day at Pinnacle Crafts - one of the Letraset DT is coming along to show some techniques & tips for using their pen ranges...guess where I'm going to be from 10am to 4pm...................................

14 comments:

Sandra said...

Impossible ..... You can't have too much of a good thing :) I use a garden tote to store my promarkers, which makes it so much more portable. It's on the shop blog (gotta craft shop blog, may 19 2011)

Glen said...

WOW Toni...you do have a few pens then! *Ü* Lovely collection of Promarkers. Where are you gonna store all of Tim's new Distress markers?! Still, it's not like you don't use them. TFS. ~Glen~

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Awesome collection!
I love the different styles you may work on. Your colouring is so neat.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous colouring sweetie on these images. I had the full set of PM's but gave them away to a blogging friend as I prefer my Copics, I also have the aquamarkers as well but dont really like them tbh. I just really love my Copics, I love the intense colour & the fact they are refillable. I also love my prisma pencils but not as much as Copics lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

voodoo vixen said...

LOL... hmmm yes, you do seem to have a few of them, don't you?? You do such lovely work with them, I think you are forgiven this particular hoard!!

Sue said...

Ha ha - I have a way to go - I do have all the copies and a few pro markers though ;)
Beautiful colouring as always

Donna said...

Oh my goodness - that is an incredible collection. I've had my promarkers (about 30) for a year and have never used them! I've watched a few tutorials recently though so I am going to give them ago.

scrapbookertink said...

LOL adore Copics and have just started colouring images,lovely inspiration on your blog and I did attend the class today, it was fun! Take care and have become your newest follower x

Dezinaworld said...

Love your work and your pens my friend. Did you know about the free standing storage for the promarkers ? I am sure you do but if you dont here is a link
http://www.townhousedesigns.co.uk/PROMARKERS-12-FREE-STAND
Have a lovely weekend
hugs June x

Lynn Stevens said...

Your so funny Niki, You could open your own marker store. LOL

You do so many wonderful things with them no wonder you have so many!

Hugs Lynn

Jenny1676 said...

At least you use them - I have a few pro-markers but they very rarely come out of their box!! Hope you picked up some good tips from Andy on Saturday!

Dan said...

Toni, Toni, Toni! You do have a bit of a problem there, don't you? By that, I mean that you don't have the distress markers yet! lol I'm sure there must be some kind of 12-step program for this addiction, if you hear of one, let me know, I'm as badly afflicted as you are! :)

Linda said...

Not a problem as far as I can see.
I have a full set of promarkers, most copics too :)
They mix and match well!
x

Ruthie said...

Wow - loving your colouring on this Toni! Been ages since I popped over, so had quite a few posts to look at! Hope all is well with you x