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Goth Ellie – be yourself

Clean and simple cards are so much fun! I think I am making like two CAS for every layered one atm. Today I am showing one I made for the Paper Nest Dolls, using the stamp Goth Ellie.

I used some candi in the top right corner, and kept them white for a change. I printed a sentiment right onto the card base and then used paper from Paper Cellar. Lastly I cut out the stamp by hand, put her upper body on foam tape to make her stand off the card a little, while keeping her feet firmly on the ground at the bottom where I drew on some shadow.

Here is a close-up of the colouring.

Copics used: (hair) BV23, BV25, BV29, (purples) V01, V06, V09, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (turquoise) G40, BG49, BG53, BG57, (greys) W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9

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Hello, my friend

It’s white out. Everywhere. And we are due even more snow tonight. Quite a lot, actually, unless they’ve changed their minds.

So this card is proper spring!

I’ve used a Mo’s Digital Penchil stamp, Make it Crafty Chipboard and Maja Design paper.

I’m really liking the chipboard sentiments!

Copics used: (coming tomorrow, 16.01.18)

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Autumn mushroom

On this card I’ve had fun playing with distress oxide inks! They were a recent purchase and I’ve never played with distress inks to make backgrounds before, so it was just to give it a go really. I was playing around with a yellow and an orange shade, splashed on some water and cut out a strip. Completely unintentionally it ended up being the starting point of a new card!

I coloured the image, a stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik, with Copics makers a while ago, but hadn’t made it into a card as I couldn’t seem to decide on the design. I cut it out by hand and then glued it onto the card. Then I cut out some brown card stock using a Papirdesign die to make the sentiment.

Copics used (probably… I can’t find where I wrote them down so this is a semi-guess): (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R89, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (grey) W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, (hair, unsure..) possibly the E50s, (green, unsure, but possibly) YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67

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Fairy Sunny Day “photos” card

Do you always colour the images as they were when you bought them? Or do you dare to experiment? To crop, resize and make something a bit different? Christy of Tiddly Inks asked a question that (perhaps unintentionally, haha) got me thinking a bit outside the box. I quickly made a few frames in Photoshop using the Fairy Sunny Day stamp to show what I was thinking and was instantly inspired to make a card with it.

My idea was to have several photos in a film strip type style. I aligned her slightly different in each rectangle and then cropped off what I didn’t need. For the final rectangle I zoomed in a little bit to get her nice and close. As I really enjoyed this, you will probably see me do this again!

So what is the most difficult part about using the same image several times?! Trying to colour it somewhat similar in all versions, hahaha. This is the first time I’ve coloured the same image repeatedly for one card! The hair was the most interesting! Let’s see the result.

Isn’t the chipboard perfect for this? Make it Crafty chipboards are great. I don’t know why I took so long to acquire some! I coloured it with the same colours I did her dress and then printed the sentiment directly onto the card.

Another photo, of course. Isn’t Wryn the cutest?!

Copics used: (hair) E70, E71, E74, E77, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (dress) B000, B32, B34, B37, (wings) RV00, RV02, RV04, (flowers) R24, R59, Y04, Y19, YG63, YG67, (sky) B000, B32 + blender

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Maybe you’d like to try to make one as well? If you don’t know how to do the frames to put the stamps in, you can use the one I made. Click on the images to get the full size and then right click to save them to your computer. The first one is a .png with a transparent background and the second is a .jpg with a white background.

I would love it if you gave me credit and linked to my site if you decide to use one of them. Please don’t share the images, but direct people here instead. 🙂

       

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28. Poinsettia, clean and simple

It is my turn for another inspirational post on Copic Marker Norge today and as we rarely have any projects with coloured flowers I decided it was time for just that. I made two projects using the same image. I will show off one of these on my blog today. The other one will appear in two days, on the 30th. If you’d like to sneak a look of the other project just pop over to CMN to see them both at once today.

I’ve used this super pretty poinsettia from Power Poppy. It was a lot of fun colouring it up. I’ve decided to keep the card super simple with just a couple of stripes of glitter to frame the Maja Design paper I printed Christmas on. The gorgeous chipboard is from Make it Crafty.

Let’s have the funky view as well, because it looks super cool with the chipboard! I coloured the chipboard with the same reds as on the poinsettia, apart from the lightest colour.

Copics used: (red) R22, R24, R27, R59, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99, (yellow) Y13, Y19, YR16, E08