Tag Archive | cardmaking

Halloween with Gossmere

It’s Tiddly Challenge time! Woo! Aaaand it’s October! You know what that means, right? Oh, yes! Spooks!

I used Gossmere and once again had fun playing around with my copics. I just tossed various zig-zag lines for the sky and went over with the clear marker, drew the tree and the moon myself. I’ve also drawn the spider web. Raven die by Noor Design and the text die by Papirdesign.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E31, E34, E49, (dress) Y11, Y13, Y38, YR15 BV02, V09, V17, (sky, moon and ground) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, Y11, Y13, Y38, 0, W3, W5, W7, W9

Shy violet and frustration-inked background

Have you ever been so stuck on a card that you have fuzzy cut it twice? Once with a border and once without? And then been so frustrated on what to do with the actual that you’re almost just throwing away the image? Well this happened to me, on this card. It’s possible because it is yellow. I am not very good with yellow. So how did it end up as a card?

Well… I got out one of my copic refill ink bottles and just tossed some ink down on the blank card, then I got a cotton pad which I poured more ink on and just rubbed it on the white background. And there we go. It wasn’t supposed to be pretty, or planned, or anything. In fact I liked how it just showed my frustration somewhat, hahaha. I made a sentiment text and printed it out and layered it between the inked background and the coloured image.

A perfectly reasonable way to react when you cannot think of what to do, right? haha. I really quite like it, though, and I will definitely do more cards like it. Although… it will be more intentional next time! Maybe I should do a tutorial on it then…

And the image? That is Shy Violet by Tiddly Inks. The card is for the new Tiddly Inks anything goes challenge. Come join in, will you?

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E34, E41, E59, (green) YG03, YG67, G99, (red) R22, R24, R89, (yellows) Y11, Y13, Y19, Y38, YR16 + white gel pen.

And the background? That’s Y08

Watery birthday celebrations

Copic Marker Norge is celebrating its 6 years this month! This is the card I have made for the birthday celebration challenge. Pop over and celebrate with us!

I have used an Art by Mi Ran design by Whimsy Stamps, Coventina, and went for my favourite colours, a mix of turquoise and blue! I’m not sure I’ve actually used this colour combination on a card previously, but I should definitely use it more.

The sentiment is my own, and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts. The bottom layer of the background papers was originally more grey-teal shaded, but I went over it with blue distress ink to get the colour I wanted for the card. The same distress ink was used around the edge of the image and the sentiment. The papers are from Panduro and Papermania and I did all the edges with a tool I got at Panduro. The dragonflies are my newest dies and they are by Magnolia. Aren’t they darling? The lace is from Live and Love Crafts, the ribbon from The Hobby House and the cheese cloth I bought at Bikuben.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E34, E41, E59, (dress) BG01, BG05, BG09, BG78, (water) B000, B00, B02, B05 + white gel pen

Shabby green

Here is the third of the three shabby imageless cards I made. I’ve used various bits from various places, including Live and Love Crafts, Martha Stewart, Pion and Wild Orchid Crafts.

And here is a photo of the three of them next to each other. Matching, but different still.

Tiddly flowers for you

Today is Friday. That means it’s time for Fab Friday over at the Tiddly Inks blog! I decided to use Thankful Heart for my card.

I had fun playing around with colours for this one. I decided to take some random colours for the hair and I really really like how it turned out. I think I might have just found myself a new favourite hair colour combination for brown hair! The flowers turned out pretty good also, I think.

And here is a view from a different angle:

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E41, E34, E25, E27, E59, (flowers) V05, V06, V09, Y04, Y17, Yg03, YG67, (glass and sky) B000, B00, B02, (clouds) BV20, BV23 + white gel pen