Thursday, September 24, 2015

Purple Copic playtime

Hi everyone!

I'm quickly popping in to share a card with you. I've been trying to turn the coloring I've done into finished cards and this piece has been waiting for a long time. I finally added some touches to it and can share it.

Here's my card:
This Penny Black stamp is one of my favorites to color! It seems like you can color it in any color combination and it'll look amazing--I know, I've tried! :) I stamped it repeatedly with Memento Ink to create this background paper. I'm partial to purple and wanted to try my hand with that color. I added very simple shading to the flowers and leaves. I decided to fill in the white background with a blue sky. Since I had colored the panel so long ago, I realized it needed a little brightening up--it was too dark. So, I decided to try a Kathy Racoosin move and added some white gel pen highlights on the leaves and a few on the flowers. I actually really liked the added contrast and interest it gave the panel. She was right!

To make it into a card, I cut the panel at a diagonal and added a black strip. I thought it needed some contrast again so I used my green Copic marker to make a small strip to go right along that diagonal cut. I used the "Thanks" die from Impression Obsession for the sentiment, too. Finally, I wanted to add just a touch of bling so I took some white pearls and colored them in using the same Copic marker I had used on the strip of paper. It was a perfect match and added a nice touch, too.

I'll be entering the card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes!
Simon Says Monday Challenge--Use a Stamp
Simon Says Wed. Challenge--No Designer paper

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh soooo beautiful and thanks for the shout out. Awesome card :)

  2. I'm glad I popped in too look.Beautiful coloring

  3. I'm glad I popped in too look.Beautiful coloring

  4. Sweet purple flowers! They are beautiful and so is your card. Thanks for joining in on the fun with us in our Stamp It blog hop and challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  5. The colors are beautiful! And the tiny touch of white is lovely. Such a clever idea! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  6. Gorgeous, beautiful Thank you card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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