Thursday, April 10, 2008

first attempt at coloring with copics

Hello! It's been a few days. I certainly intended to post some of the cards I did this past weekend for VSN, but somehow, it didn't happen. I still plan to do that, but for today, I have my first attempt at coloring an image with Copic alcohol markers. I made this card for 2 challenges on Splitcoast, the sketch challenge and the ways to use it challenge. The flower is one I love, a single coneflower from Cornish Heritage Farms.

I stamped the flower on white mat coat card stock using adirondack pitch black ink. Because the card stock has a smooth coating on it, I had to wait a while for the ink to dry. Since I've only been able to purchase a few at a time, I have a limited number of Copic colors, , so I had to work with colors I have. There's no doubt that I need a lot of practice using these. After I colored the image, I cut it out.

I ran the river rock card stock through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder (also a first time use). The soft sky oval was cut with a coluzzle, and the black was punched with my giga scalloped oval punch. Dots were added with black marker and white gel pen.

In order to incorporate the ways to use it, I added some moss eyelets to the word window punches. I popped the flower up on mounting tape.

stamps: single coneflower (Cornish Heritage Farms)
ink: pitch black (adirondack)
paper: always artichoke, river rock, soft sky, basic black, white mat coat
other: copic markers, white gel pen, coluzzle, giga scallop circle punch (Marvy Uchida), word window punch, moss eyelets, crop-a-dile, mounting tape.

I'm so glad you stopped by.


Amy said...

I haven't been a big fan of this sketch but I LOVE your card using it! The flower really stands out!


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow...if that is your first try at Copics I think you are a natural!!! Well done! So happy!!!

L8ybug2 said...

Great job! I love the way you slanted the oval. Nice card.

Jen said...

Great job on the coloring Melody! Love the colors you chose.