Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful

Good morning! OMG, I am loving these Copic markers!! These things are so fun to color with! I love to color, but a lot of the other methods are just frustrating. I love watercoloring, but I'm not very good at it. Now I just need more stamps that are better for coloring. I've been kind of avoiding them.

I've been reading everything I can find about Copics and watching every video I could find on Youtube. Wow! Have y'all seen the videos by amyreederhadley? She is amazing with these things! You can check out her Copic videos HERE and HERE. She says that she colors on color copy paper. I'm not exactly sure what that is...is that regular printer paper, or something more like Georgia Pacific? Anyway, I started off using PTI, but I got to thinking that PTI cardstock is taking a LOT more ink to color, since the paper is supposed to be saturated and that paper is thick! So I tried GP, and it works great! It actually seems slightly easier to blend, and it's faster to color. I don't know about you, but I am NOT looking forward to they day that I have to fork out a ton of money for refills, lol. so I'm trying to put that off for as long as possible wink.

Anyway, onto the card razz. I got this image in WishRak's on SCS. Erin sent me some images a while back, and I loved them so much, I wished for some more in WishRaks. I really need to buy this stamp set, lol. I'm not sure what kind of paper was used. It's not anything I'm familiar with, but Copics work great on it. It's pretty thin, and the color wants to go out of the lines, but as long as you stay away from the edges, it works great! I didn't realize that at first though, so I had to cut this out rolleyes. I put mini glue dots under it. I just tore some of them in half and stretched them out so they'd fit on the stem.

-Stamps-Bloomin' Beautiful, A Beautiful Thing
-Paper-Riding Hood Red, Kraft, So Saffron, Basic Black and White cardstock; So Saffron prints DSP
-Accessories-Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Black brads, Offray ribbon, mini glue dots, Copic markers.

BTW, Hobby Lobby has their Copic markers 30% off this week (pretty sure they only carry sketch though).

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Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used, and the way you cut out and tilted the flower... even if it was an afterthought! :) Thanks for the video links... I'm off to check them out now!

Lorie said...

Oh, Emily...this is completely gorgeous! :o)

Lauren said...

Very pretty Emily. Perfect color combination.