Guess what I got!? The Copic Airbrush System!! Big thanks to the most awesome best friend in the world (yes, you, Jennifer!!) - she was able to get me the best deal on one of the starter systems at her local Dick Blick Art Store!! I got it early this week - but have been a little hestitant to bust it open - I have to admit - it looked a smidgen intimidating and if you know me - you know that I am so accident prone....and well...there are a lot of warnings on the airbrush system - LOL!!! Anywho - I finally tried it for the first time last night and I have to say that I really do love it!! It gives such a nice finished look - but it does seem to use a lot of ink and my little air can doesn't seem like it's gonna last me very long - sooooooooo...my airbrush system may be saved for "special occasions"...;) or I am gonna have to look into getting the air compressor hose - hmmm...we may have to invest in an air compressor too then!! LOL!!
This card is the second card I made with my airbrush system - my first card (with Plane Riley) is being displayed at Papertrix in Nashville - I'll have to see if I have a good pic of it to share with you. The card above is for the Friday challenge on the Hanna Stamps forum over on SplitCoast Stampers - the challenge is to use the masking technique on your card. I am a newbie to masking - but I can already seeing it becoming an addicting technique - I love the little scenes you can create!! If you love to mask - I also reccommend getting your hands on some Eclipse Artist Masking Tape - it rocks!! I got some at Papertrix today and it is sooooo nice to use! I used the new Car Riley for the main image on my card - and then I masked the Stop Sign and the Exhaust "poof" on the back of the car - both of these stamps are from the Route 66 Hanna Stamps set. I then masked the entire image and used the Copic Airbrush system to airbrush the sky and the road onto the image. The background paper is from the Die Cuts With a View Summer stack and I added a little stitching around the edges. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby as are the little photo turn and screw brad. The sentiment is from the "Things Riley Would Say" sentiment set. Thanks so much for stopping by!!