Mushroom girl

I’m finally back again with a card today. As we’re starting our challenges at Copic Marker Norge a bit later this autumn, I’ve decided to make a couple of inspirational posts this week. The summer has been pretty hectic so I’ve prioritised colouring over card making, but I guess it’s time to even it out a bit again as my pile of coloured up stamps is getting quite big! Here is a card I’ve made using one of Mo’s Digital Pencil stamps.

Here is a close up of the image:

Copics used (skin) E0000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E35, E29, (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R89, (grey) N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, (yellow) Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38, YR07, (shoes) E71, E74, E77, (green) YG13, YG17, G29

LotV Christmas sled

Time for another preview of the new Lili of the Valley stamps coming later this week, on Thursday to be exact. I made this card to match the one I showed you yesterday, but this time I made a layered card. Love the new stamps!

Copics used: N0, N1, N3, R22, R24, R27, R59, G21, G82, G94, G99, E71, E74, E77, B000, BV20

19. Girl eating gingerbread

I have had fun trying out some new stamp brands this December, as well as revisiting some old ones I haven’t used in quite a while! On this post I’m showing off a card I made for a secret santa swap using something I’ve never tried before, a C. C. Designs stamp! This adorable little girl has just taken a bite out of her gingerbread! Love it!

It’s been coloured up with copics, but I bet you knew that already. I’ve used various papers from Bazzill, Papirdesign, Panduro, Maja Design and Søstrene Grene. There is a bit of cheese cloth, Craftwork Cards’ card candi, acrylic paint, twine and a Kort og Godt charm. The main shape of the card is made with a Go Kreate XXL die and the snowflakes are made with a Memory Box die. I kept the card reasonably simple without a lot of embellishments, just loads of papers! Oh and the sentiment is from a Norsk Stempelblad stamp.

And here is the usual funky angle photo!

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, R20 (hair) E71, E74, E77, E79, (outfit) R22, R24, R27, R59, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, C1, C3

Santa’s helpers are here

On Wednesday it was snowing.

And snowing.

And snowing.

On Thursday it was raining, raining and stupidly windy.

Talk about having the Christmas spirit been and gone in a day! Thankfully it has a month to return! Hopefully some of you will get a bit of Christmas spirit with the card I am sharing on this Tiddly Fab Friday.

I’ve used Santa’s Helpers by Tiddly Inks and coloured it in with Copics. The papers are primarily by Maja Design and the sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad. I’ve also used some cheese cloth, white frantage, grey distress inks, white acrylic paint, embossing powder (Ranger).

We need another photo, right?

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (hair) BV29, W9, E74, E77, E79, (brown) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (penguins) W0, W1, W2, W7, W9, Y13, Y38, YR18, (reds) R22, R24, R27, R89, (grey) C1, C3 + white gel pen


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Kreativ Scrapping – Jul i rødt eller blått
Copic Marker Sverige – Julkort

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