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.
Actually, I’ve forgotten to colour in his face, must do that.
Y13 Lemon Yellow
Y21 Buttercup Yellow
C1 Cool Gray
B21 Baby Blue
YR07 Cadmium Yellow
YR24 Pale Sepia
BV04 Blue Berry
G21 Lime Green
Also used Sakura in blue and Pearl and Black Pearlidoodes, Glossy Accents
Actually, Suzy inspired me to use the glossy accents, check out her wonderful blog (especially if you’re into COPICS and beautiful, beautiful artwork).
Ohhh, and just a tip when using glossy accents, make sure it’s completely dry before you put it in a scanner with the lid loaded with heavy stuff – I’ve just done it, and it’s flippin’ annoying – arghghgh!
her birthday is the same day as our Toodles, so it’s always a mega cardmaking session at this time of the year.
I’m not sure I like this one at all, but it might grow on me (probably should have stamped the circle image in Black, and just may be the sugar coated scallop is a little too bright. What do you think is lacking/wrong with it?
No posting for me tomorrow as I’m off up to Ol’ London Town with my Pal straight from work, so won’t be getting home until about Midnight tomorrow.
I’ll be interested to hear what you have to say about this one, it’s always good to get constructive feedback – we don’t always like our own work, or can’t put our finger on the problem with something.
this image, and the previous one, are going to be used for Blog Candy later on today/tomorrow. I did promise I would make have some when the counter reached 250….and as it’s creeping up I thought I would make a start on getting it ready.
Coloured with COPICs – what else do I use these days girls?
E00 – Skin White
Y38 – Honey
R20 – Blush
BG13 – Mint Green
Y21 – Buttercup Yellow
W5 – Warm Grey
YG95 – Pale Olive
G99 – Olive
E31 – Brick Beige
BV04 – Blue Berry
BV00 – Mauve Shadow
also Sakura Pink Gelly Roll, Bronze Gelly Roll and white gel pen
Just a first colouring of this delightful Sugar Nellie image. She’s soooo sweet.
RV17 – Deep Magenta
W5 – Warm Grey No. 5
C1 – Cool Grey
R20 – Blush
E00 – Skin White
B23 – Phthalo Blue
E24 – Africano
RV34 – Dark Pink
YR24 – Pale Sepia
Y21 – Buttercup
as well as white gel pen and Bronze Sakura Gelly Roll
I more often than not work by colour an image, and then see where that leads………but it’s different strokes for different folks really, and other people like to pick the main paper, card, stamp etc., and then start.
this is the card I made with yesterday’s uploaded image. I won’t go into a huge long supplies list, as I don’t know what colour the case cardstock is – just generic kraft’ish, and the matting is Razzleberry Dark Prism and a bottle green cardstock. Pattern Paper by by AMM.
Image, as usual, coloured with COPICs, and a sprinkle of Sakura on the flowers and the hearts on the small stamp image.
I’ve also discovered Karen Foster’s Loopy Brads – had them forever….but never got them out the packet……..they are fabbie things, and great for threading with thread or ribbon, and then hanging images from – a la this card.
Little stamp image is from Aud’s Circle Sentiment Sheet (I need to get some more of them in stock).
Actually, I think that I’ll just add some of the jade self-adhesvie pearls to the other three corners of this.
I’m just about to start working on a project with my Bind it All – had it for ages, and not even used it in anger – so watch this space.
it’s for another Christmas tag, not sure if I’m completely happy with the gold Sakura pen I used to give some definition to the snowmen….but it might grow on me when it’s made into a tag.
Coloured with COPICS (Chinese Orange (YR09); Deep Magenta (RV17); Lime Green (G21); Yellow Green (YG03) & Olive (G99). As I mentioned, I coloured just down the edges of their bodies with a Gold Sakura Mettalic pen, and washed inwards.
Stamp is by Magenta.
I really do love the Deep Magenta and Lime Green together though – fabulous combo.