this week the Copics Colour Challenge is right up my street, with Acid Yellow, Brick Beige (which I use all of the time) and Mint Green (which is another favourite of mine).
The fact that Adele used Clive Cockran as her DT piece this week, made me smile …… he really is so lovely. I also noticed that he has been seen on some other blogs today, and Leann is in love with Guiseppe, but don’t tell me Leann as she can’t afford the therapy for him!
Right, despite the fact that I have at least three unfinished projects on my desk I am off for a colouring session …. laters peeps.
as Toodles and Binks are now going to be sponsoring the challenge on a regular basis, and this week was our first week, I just had to take part, as for the last two weeks I’ve got as far as actually colouring in something, and then not having time to come through!
I decided I would use Chickadee (RRP-010), and make a small Easter Card for the Inlaws.
I used my large shaped label nestie as the basis for the card (but just staying short of the top, so you end up with a folded card) and then cut out the same shape again in pattern paper and lined it up just at the bottom. I will try and do a quick tutorial of that in the week if I can.
I really enjoyed taking part in this challenge, although I am probably right up to the wire with getting an entry in.
I used the colours and strips as inspiration, and working on the principle if it an’t broke don’t fix it, used the same kind of layout as last week with a Z foldback card, and two stripes of paper down the lefthand side (I can do other types of design honest!).
Stamps: SU set (retired) and copics many and varied colours, which formed a large mound on my desk: E00; RV34; G99; G09; E31; C1; N3; YR07; YR24; B23; G28; R29; YG95; Y38; G21; Y21; R27; YG03; E57 – honestly, that list makes me look like a right spoilt cow, but really much the same effect can be achieved with less colours/shades.
I didn’t have the Yellow that was requested in the challenge, so I used the closest that I had to it……..
Y17 – Golden Yellow
V06 – Lavender
BG13 – Mint Green
and then added to that:
YE31 – Brick Beige
YR14 – Caramel
E41 Pearl White
C1 – Cool Grey 1
Sakura Silver Gelly roll for centre flowers and Crystal Art Inst Glitter with Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
I wanted to go sublte for this one, so I coloured the centres of the flowers with the Mint Green, and then did one pass of the yellow on the petals, added spots of violet to the petals, and went over again with yellow to blend it together ….. I had some of the beautiful mottled pansies in mind that are in our garden at the moment. Then I went over the leaves and stalks with mint green, and filled in the centre with the peal white. As usual all around the outside with cool grey 1. The ribbon was coloured in the violet.
I first of all just coloured the centres with the silver sakura gelly roll, but it was a bit flat, so in the end I used my fail safe of white PM pearls here and there and coloured then with the mint green – just having plain pearls and colouring always means I can co-ordinate (it works on ribbon too), and just then used the Quickie Glue pen on the few remaining centres and the ribbon on the pot – it gives gives a bit more texture.
The card blank is a tiny one from SU (I got lots of them in a goodie bag last year), and so this has given me an idea, I’m going to start doing more cards this size and then bundle them up as gifts packs in holders for Xmas. The stamp set is SU Garden Playtime, and I’ve had it probably since last summer (bought it from Caz), and never used it.
I thought I had quite a few colours, but it’s clear that I am going to need more to keep up, and Stamp Galaxy/Toodles and Binks have been thinking about becoming Copic Distributors, so would anyone be interested in pre-ordering sets or single colours if we did?
PS: Uggghh, I’ve just realised that the cardstock looks really blue in the picture, when it’s actually a bright peakcock green colour.