31. Happy New Year, and how dots make a difference

First off I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Go easy on the bubbles with the children around, and take a moment to remember all the good things that happened to you the past year before fretting over a new one. I hope the new year will bring you creative moments and great memories that last a lifetime!

Today I have a simple card I was challenged to do. Well, two, actually. It seems fitting to add today, the last day of the year. It is definitely the day to get the bling on! The challenge I was given, by a fellow Copic Marker Norge design team member, Kjersti B., was to make something metallic. I decided I should try colouring in metallic, and for some reason picked an image with loads of folds in the dress and funky hair. Why not doubling the challenge, right? Oh, and I asked if I should make it sparkle or not, so when she let me choose I decided to do both…

Anyway, here are the finished cards. I’ve used glittery paper around the image on the non-sparkly one, but kept it without embellishments etc. I think the colouring turned out alright as well. It wasn’t too difficult colouring up something metallic. I’ve used an image from Make it Crafty, called Girl with Glass Slipper.

So what about the glittery one? Well, I used the exact same colours for the dress, but I added a whole bunch of dots everywhere. It really sparkles, doesn’t it?! Throwing a lot of dots in the mix can really transform a dress!

Copics used: (silver) C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (purple on card 1) V12, V15, V17, 100, (red on card 2) R22, R59, R89, W9 + two different white pens.

The bottom card has been entered into the following challenge:

Make it Crafty – Sparkle

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Thank you so much for picking my card!

Phoenix

It is Friday and time for another progressive challenge at Art by Mi Ran’s Facebook group. Basically you join the group, follow the guidelines to purchase the image and enter in the challenge, then next month when the new challenge is up you get the image given to you as long as you took part the previous month. Great right?! This month we’re playing with Phoenix. If you’d rather not play along, she’ll be available for purchase next month in Art by Mi Ran’s Etsy shop.

I made my card reasonably simple after I had coloured the image in with copics. I used a few dies from Noor Design and had fun with some black gesso.

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Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, R22, (hair) YR15, E08, E18, E19, E49, (feathers) Y04, Y17, YR07, R89, (dress) BV23, BV25, BV29, 100,

Puppy love

Black and white. I love that combination. I haven’t got much black here, but plenty of grey! To jazz it up a little I decided to add a chunk of red! And not a lot else. The red was pretty powerful on its own, I thought. The pre coloured image is by Lili of the Valley. I have the pad with these animals and mostly grey tones. So cute!

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Hello there

I am back into card making again and I have coloured up several images ready to be made into cards this week. It is about time I make some more where I use my stamps and colour them in again as I have used a lot of pre coloured ones as of late. They are so easy to use, though, so I figured if I pre-coloured some myself it would help, heh.

This card has been made with Tim Holtz paper, a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp with distressed edges as well as a Lili of the Valley pre-coloured image. Isn’t it adorable? The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have also used candi from Craftwork Cards; the card blank is also from there. The branches are made with a Martha Stewart puncher.

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Allsorts – Let’s get cute
One Stop Craft Challenge – Anything goes
Simon says stamp – Anything goes
Bunny Zoe – Anything goes
Bearly-Mine Challenges – Anything goes

Baby bear

I have decided to change the look of my blog’s homepage somewhat, so I have now decided to show the whole post on the homepage. I have gone back and made this change for all cards posted this year (the three previous posts). So avoid a tiny scroll bar and a miles of page to scroll through, I have also reduced the number of posts available per page. Within a week or so I will also add a page for this year’s cards.

Today’s card has been made with papers from Pion Design, a pre-coloured die cut image as well as a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley, pearls and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, branches made with a Martha Stewart puncher and some Tim Holtz purple distress ink. To frame the main image I made a matching purple scalloped circle. The ribbon is from a local shop and I tied it into a bow in a new way (well new for me). I think it turned out alright.

I have also made a new watermark for my cards as I figured I was due a bit of change 🙂

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenges – Coming up roses
Papirpikene’s Verden – Grå, brun og lilla