Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Online Card Classes - Copic Markers for Card Makers Day 10

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. As usual I went to church, then ate too much, but in addition this year, I bought some things from Simon Says Stamp and Seven Hills Crafts amongst a couple of other lovely shops, now that my Lenten buying ban is over. I have to tell you, it's been hard, and I have had a little splurge, but amazingly nowhere near what I may have bought originally!

I've been catching up with the Online Card Classes for Copic Markers and in Day 10, it was all about finishing touches. It reminded me of Kathy's Pop Up Colouring Challenge from August, which was all about lines, and I decided I'd add some details to a lovely little stamp set that Lucie sent me some months ago.

It's just a little scene, with no sentiment, as I wanted the card to speak for itself and to be flexible in use.

I stamped the little girl, the flower pot and the bird from Sunflower Sweetheart (I think it's retired as I can't find details anywhere online) onto some Neenah card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black and proceeded to then add details to the dress and the flower pot with my Copic Multiliner (it's a 0.3). I then coloured in with Copics in the limited yellows and light greens I have. 

I felt it looked a bit plain, so I added a blue halo with B000 and B00, but then I thought it looked a bit odd, so I started colouring in the whole of the sky, adding in the outline of some clouds. Then I decided she needed to stand on something, so I added in some green for grass. 

I die cut out the panel with my WPlus9 Sunshine Layers die and added it with fun foam to an A2 card base which had some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper on it. 

Below is a list of what I used to make this card and where I purchased them. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links :)

I love how it looks - just a little scene, and perfect for a spring time card to say Hello to someone.

Thank you so much for reading and for all your lovely comments. I am on the mend with my cold thanks to lots of hot toddies (whisky, lemon juice, honey, and extra whisky!).


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love it Ruth! Such a sweet scene and you have coloured it perfectly! I love the little added touches you have made with the lines, just enough for added interest and not overpowering (I have a tendency to go too far, when I do this). Always a good idea to keep some 'generic' designs free of sentiments, so you always have something to fall back on if you need a card in a hurry - I often do this, and find it is very useful - sounds like you had a good Easter weekend and I hope the rest of the week is great for you too! Hazel xx
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Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, this is adorable!!! So sunny and happy!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a lovely image and so beautifully coloured. Karen x

Vicki Dutcher said...

She is adorable! Sweet card~

Shannon McComb said...

I've just been in love with this set forever and you did it great justice! This soo super sweet! I love the way you colored her and the lovely scene you created for her!! So sweet

Missy Pink said...

What a super fun design Ruth, the colouring is absolutely beautiful and just love the whole design so much. Well done xx

Lisa Tilson said...

I think it's a really sweet card, and I would never have guessed that you didn't plan that beautiful sky. Kudos for remembering to add those finishing touches (I never do)! I love the little lines, it really does add something extra to the card. Kathy is never wrong! You have coloured it really well too, especially those highlights in her hair.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card definitely speaks for itself, Ruth! It says, "The artist who made me is very talented both with design and with coloring!!" It is the sweetest spring card ever!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful colouring! This is so sweet!

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