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Best of the bunch

It is such a beautiful day today. All the various colours of autumn being highlighted by the sunshine and bright blue sky. A perfect day for a walk in the forest or around the lake. I have yet to decide which it will be!

Today I am showcasing a card using Mo Manning’s Best of the Bunch. It is totally adorable and I am certain it will appear on the blog more than once! I had a lot of fun colouring it up and I am quite pleased how it turned out. I’ve used paper from Papermania, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and dies from Precious Marieke and Papirdesign.

The dog was coloured mostly using flicks and then some harder shadows on his belly, bum and on his face.  The lighter the colour, the longer flicks I made, and did this both on the brown and grey parts of the fur. I kept most of it white as I wanted contrasts.

On the bench I’ve added a lot of smaller dots. This is to make it look like a stone bench. The dots were all random, but I tried to keep them situated somewhat like the original image even if I added a lot more of it. The majority of the darker dots are close to the edge and on the darker solid colour. Then the lighter dots are on the lighter colour. Again I tried to keep a lot of contrast.

The ground has also been made with many dots, although these are smaller than the bench to make it look like gravel.

Finally a tip: always colour the colour red as the last colour of your project. I find that red will easily bleed into other colours if I colour red first and get another, lighter, colour close to the red. It is terribly frustrating when you are pleased with your image and just added the final few bits and you get close to the red and want to just pull your hair out and never colour again… If you just use the red markers at the end of your project, you can usually avoid such unfortunate mishaps!

Here is, as usual, a different view of the card. You can see both the bench and the gravel quite well on this.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E31, E34, E49, (bench) W2, W3, W5, W7, W9, (gravel) C3, C5, C7, C9, (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, (outfit) E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, (leaves) YG03, YG67, (simple blue background) B000

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.