Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stampendous Color Challenge

This month, the color challenge at Stampendous Impressions is
Pink, Cream, Gold, and Brown
That said VINTAGE to me immediately! 
Isn't this Stampendous image just gorgeous?  It's called "Rose Corset".  And the KaiserCraft pattern paper I used for the background is flocked so it looks like wallpaper.

After coloring my image with Copics, I used my little Spritzer and "spit" some soft pink/lavender ink (Copics V04) around the finished image, casually masking it off using my hand.  The little buttons are made with my Pearl Pen.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous "Happy Messages" set onto my matted stamped image, and finished it off by attaching a gold ribbon and bow.
Copics used for this image: 
Since I use primarily Ciao markers, I'm unable to simply take a photo of the Copics I use, showing the numbers.  Someday...

P.S.  Note to anyone out there considering starting Copics, go with the Sketches! They cost just a bit more, but there are several advantages.  You don't need to refill as often, they have the identifying letter/number on the caps, and there are many more colors available in the Sketches.  I am mixing the two types of markers, but storage of both together  tends to be a problem.

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

I saw this challenge on Scrap It With A Song and absolutely had to laugh out loud!  Being in the desert of Arizona, I doubt very much if any amount of dreaming will result in a white Christmas! But it doesn't stop us all from making our winter cards and layouts!
I made several versions of this card for my friends and relatives, most of whom live in areas where they really will have snow!
I've been getting my Copics out more now since I started classes. 
Hopefully, my coloring skills will only improve.
I used beads, glitter, and embossed the snowflakes to make this one
different and a little special.

Also, entered in the challenges at:
 Party Time Tuesdays (Red and Green)

Papertrey Part Deux

I had such a good time with the first card, so I decided to make a second one for this fun challenge at Capture the Moment for Make it Monday!

I heat embossed the stamped design on the dress form and then followed up by coloring it with Copics.  Loving those Pearl Pens, too! Makes adding the little details so quick and easy!  The sentiment is Papertrey Ink, of course!

new papertrey challenge!

The Make It Monday challenge at Capture the Moment this week is to color with your Copics on an embossed image or sentiment...
Needless to say, this made me a bit nervous.  There are so many rules about what you CAN and CAN NOT touch the Copics ink tips to that I kinda freaked.

But here is my card.  I heat embossed the Papertrey sentiment and the butterfly stamped image from my stash. Then I highlighted the butterflies in flight with my markers.  I noticed a bit of a white residue left on my marker tips so I cleaned them thoroughly to avoid any gumminess or problems next time I use them.  I would suggest always cleaning them if you are in doubt about where those tips have been!

I like the soft color it added to my butterflies.
And it gave me an excuse to use some of the Prima flowers a friend gave me recently!
(Thanks, Jennifer!)