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

Pearl – Mi Ran challenge GDT

Oh wow. I got chosen as a guest designer for a challenge at Mi Ran’s challenges! What a complete surprise! I am so pleased! This is what I have made for their challenge number 20. The theme is Anything Goes, so colour up one of her wonderful images and play along. Maybe it will be your turn as a guest designer next time!!

I have, obviously, used a Mi Ran image for the card, Pearl, big eyed girl, and I have coloured it in with copics. The papers are Maja Design and Papermania. Most of the pearls, the flowers, the lace and the ribbon are all by Wild Orchid Crafts. I have used Martha Stewart punchers as well as a Magnolia die. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.

The copics I used were:

Face: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E47, R20,
Eyes: YG93, YG97,
Pearls: V12, V15, V17,
Dress: B91, B93, B95, B97,
Rose: Y04, Y08, Y17, YR07


Relaxing on the swing

I’ve just got back from a short holiday and realised I forgot to schedule any cards… Oh well, I’ll try to make up for it by posting a few in the latter part of the month instead. I have coloured in a few images recently and will soon be posting the cards made with those images. Hopefully I’ll have some time towards the end of the month to make cards with more of them as well, unless I end up just colouring more… Additionally, I’ve made some bookmarks which I will soon be showing off!

The card I’m posting today has paper by Papermania and Paper Cellar. The pre-coloured image is by The Hobby House and I used copic markers to give it a bright blue summery backgorund. All the flowers and ribbon are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Additionally, I’ve used punches by Martha Stewart.


Art deco card

Ah, Monday! I never thought I’d say that. I usually hate Mondays… Oh well, I’ve started preferring week days as of late. The past month or two, weekends haven’t exactly gone to plan. At least summer is around the corner. Hopefully things will soon be back to how they were. I have a lot of cards on request lately, so that should hopefully keep me busy for the next month.

The image is from Papermania, and the patterened background paper is by Paper Cellar. The feathers are also from Papermania, I believe, whereas the pearls are from The Hobby House. I have used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Fairy white

It’s only going to be a short post today, as time is flying so fast I can barely keep up these last few days! Studying is taking up a lot of time, and the rest of the time is filled with work. Hopefully I have a few hours for some card making on Thursday as it’s an official holiday day, yey! I shall try to get two more cards up this week also. Anyway let’s get today’s card added:

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