Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Welcome to my blog - FIRST POST

This is new, and I am not sure how to do all this stuff yet, but I am going to try. My first post is going to be on my entry for the Copic Creations Challenge 21. This particular challenge was to feather blend using Copic Markers.

I created this with a stamp I actually received from All that Scraps when I won a previous Copic Creations Challenge. The stamp is "Gossamer Cornwand" from CC Designs.  I stamped it with Memento ink, and colored with (what else?!) COPICS. :-)

I chose purple and green to feather together. One reason was because I think there is enough contrast to show a difference but the primary reason - I LOVE those colors.  I used the BV000, BV01, BV02 for the purple, and G000, G02 and G05 for the greens. I used one of the techniques from Marrianne's blog (the Copic Goddess).  I layed down lightly the purple, feathering out to the center, then the lightest green. Then I overlayed over and over again purple then green. When I got the center pretty well feathered I started adding the darker shades of the purple and green. The hair is RV000, RV02 and a touch of RV06. The skin is E000 and E00 with a little R20 of the blush. I added a bit of blue Spica to the eyes, and used BG0000 and BG000 for the wings.

Once she was colored, I cut her out. I mounted it on blue cardstock had been cut with an oval Nestie. That I mounted on a Purple Bazzill Bling cardstock that I used with the Oval Scallops. Once she was mounted, I decided to cover up the little spiders at the end of her dress with the Jolees Hot Fix crystals. 

For the background - - I took my same white paper that I stamp on, and ran it through the Cuttlebug. Using the same pink, green and purple Copics I used on the girl, I started coloring on the embossed image. I think it came out looking a little like chalk, which I thought was interesting with the Copics - I hadn't gotten that look before.  I even tried to do the feathering again on the flower on the top mid-right of the card.  All of it was mounted on the same purple cardstock.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope to see you back in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the new blog! Awesome job with the feather blending technique. Thanks so much for joining us at the Copic Creations Challenge again. hugz, Mary