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!
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