Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Copics Colour Challenge #3

Hi everyone! Well, the day is finally here...my first day on the job as a member of the Copics Colour Challenge Design Team! (Can you tell I'm excited?)SmileyCentral.comI think I'm going to have fun on this team! Most of the girls (with the exception of myself and Chris Dickenson) are from the UK! They are a very nice group of girls that I hope to "meet in person" someday! (You can stop by their blogs...I have them listed on my sidebar.)

Anyway, on with the challenge! It's a sketch challenge this week! It's one that had me stumped at first, but I think I managed to pull it off! Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:I had to pull out my drawer of unused stamps for this one! This is an oldie but a goodie from Great Impressions that I got eons ago! I don't think I ever used it because I never knew how to color it! Well, let me tell you how much fun I had coloring it now! I actually colored it twice...the first time on white paper for a "practice" run and then on cream for the "real" one. And guess what? I liked the "practice" one better! But, it was on white and it didn't look good with the dp choice! So, look for it another time as I will be recycling it! I used various copic markers (see the list in the Recipe below) to color the image. Since I LOVE sparkle and shine, I added some using a Sakura gelly roll pen in Clear Star. I shines so nicely when the light hits it. Here's a close-up of the image. The dp is a fabulous design from Graphic 45 called Botanicabella. These colors are so me and "spoke" to me when I saw them in my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff! They are so rich and beautiful! The ladybugs are also stamped on some paper from the same line. The ladybugs are from the Inkadinkadoo clear set called Patterened Bugs. I chose them because there's a little ladybug on one of the pots in the image. The paper and grosgrain ribbon (from SU's Sale-a-bration catalog...I HAVE to get more because it's so gorgeous!) are So Saffron. I also sponged around the image with So Saffron and Creamy Caramel inks.

Well, that's all folks! Thanks for letting me gush! I do appreciate it! Don't forget to hop over to the Copics Colour Challenge and see what the other girls have come up with...some pretty cool cards! I hope to see your creations over there too! You have all week to upload you card to Mr. Linky and you could win a prize, too! Anyone can play (even if you don't use/own copic markers), but you can only win a prize if you use copic markers. Hope to see you there and thanks for stopping by today!

Recipe
Stamps: Great Impressions (sunflower), Patterned Bugs (Inkadinkadoo), Hero Arts (inside sentiment)
Paper: So saffron (SU), vintage cream (Papertrey Ink), Graphic 45-Botanicabella Collection
Ink: Adirondack black, ruby red and chocolate chip markers (SU), so saffron, creamy caramel
Copic Markers: Y15, 17; Yr23; E22,27,71,77; G21, 28; YR23; R46; W-1
Accessories: SU so saffron grosgrain ribbon, Sakura gelly roll pen (clear star), white gel pen, sponge, dimensionals

8 comments:

Lorraine said...

beautiful coloring and great sketch. love your work

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Congrats on the DT! Cute card!

Cheryl said...

Great card for your desing work! It has a real homespun feel to it! Love your coloring and papers!

Adele said...

I love the warm earthy colours on this - simply beautiful!

love Dingle.xx

Karen said...

It's a beautiful card, beautifully coloured it. Smashing! xxx

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! I love this layout and your choice of stamps. But then, I always love what you do!
LeAnne

Holly said...

I love your stamps and the rich warm tones of your coloring. So homey and country-ish - love it!

Toni said...

oh this is beautiful such warmth coming off the colours I love it

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