Sunday, February 22, 2015

More Copic coloring fun!

Hi everyone!

Yes, I'm still on my Copic coloring kick...Ever since taking the class, I try to find time to color and have been enjoying it more and more every time. I wanted to share a card I made for some friends. They're going through a hard time and, sometimes, all we can do is pray. So, I'm sending this card to reassure them that we're praying with them through this difficult time. Here's my card:

I love this little bird from Hero Arts! He's so much fun to color! I used BG 10 and 15 for his body with some yellow and touches of orange, too. I also added some Wink of Stella on his chest and on his wing so there's this subtle shimmer on him in real life. I knew I wanted to use a kraft cardstock but I wanted some pop of color on it so I added some polka dots. I found some cardstock that matched the bird quite well so I added some embossing to the cardstock (Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug) and that added some interest to the card, too. Super simple card (sentiment is also from Hero Arts and heat embossed) but I wanted the focus to be on the bird.

I'll be entering the card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge--Add a Little Texture
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Foxy Card

Hi all!

I hope everyone is having a good week. I got to have some fun today and work on a quick card. As I've mentioned before, I've been taking the Online Card Classes Copic class and I'm now having a lot of fun cutting out and using the images I've been coloring. This image, from Lawn Fawn, was provided to the class so we could practice coloring "critters". And even though I had to fussy cut it out, it was pretty easy to do so I'm thinking you may be seeing more foxes soon. :)

Here's my card:
I decided to keep the card VERY simple so that the coloring would take center stage. The fox was colored in using Copics (YR 04, YR07, R17) and I LOVE how it turned out! The coloring wasn't perfect and there was some bleeding but thanks to my trusty white gel pen, those mistakes were covered up. :) For the fox's tail, I was tempted to just it just a really stark white but, in the end, I went with adding some shine to it with Wink of Stella. I also wanted to ground the image so I added some flecks of grass with Copics, too. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp! (You) and I love how the fox really does look like she's thinking of her fellow fox. So cute! The panel is a die cut frame from Lawn Fawn with stitched lines...LOVE it! Such an elegant look. For the card base, I just inked a small dots background stamp from Impression Obsession and stamped the dots with Versamark ink. Again, keeping it simple so that the coloring is the main focus.

I'll be entering the card in two different challenges: Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes challenge.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge--All Creatures Great and Small

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A special birthday card

Hi friends!

I'm popping in quickly to share a card I made for my son. My oldest turned 13 yesterday (I'm still in shock!) and I wanted to celebrate the transformation he's gone thru this past year. Here's my card:

I knew he wouldn't "like" the butterfly but I also knew he'd understand why I used the butterfly. He's gone thru quite the metamorphosis this year--growing taller, voice changing--that the butterfly was perfect.

I kept it pretty simple. I'm still practicing my Copic coloring so I used one of the images provided by the Online Card Class and colored it in. It was so much fun to color in this image! Next time I use the butterfly, I'll add shine and glossy accents, too, but since this was for a boy, I knew that should be kept to a minimum. I tried to add some added interest to the butterfly by using a sharpie to accent some of the veins on the wings--not sure I like it....May try darkening the outer veins next time...but still, you have to try to figure out what works and what doesn't. I cut out strips of white cardstock and colored them in using the same Copic markers I used on the butterfly and then did a polka-dot strip, too. Stamped and embossed the sentiment and the card was done.

I'll be entering this card here:
Simon Says Anything Goes Wed. challenge.
Word Art Wednesday "anything goes" challenge.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by.