Sunday, August 23, 2009

Copic Love

I do love my Copics... but I don't love this card. I'm not sure why... but I spent a long time on it so I'm posting it anyway. Todd said, "It's fine!" But I don't always trust him, LOL.

This card started with the Copic Creations challenge to use red, pink, and hearts. Is it cheating that my hearts are punched and not colored? ;)

I decided to use these A Muse stamps that hadn't seen ink yet. I stamped with Memento tuxedo black on PTI white cardstock. My coloring on the birds uses all R markers: R37, R39, and R59 for red; R05 and R08 for orange; and R81, R83, and R85 for pink. The bushes were colored with YG93, YG96, and G99. I had read this post on contrast on Marianne Walker's blog and really tried to incorporate her advice - how did I do? I would love to take one of her classes if she ever came to this area. I colored the fence just a little bit - I drew a line with E41 down the left side of each area of the fence and then blended it out with the colorless blender. I don't know if it makes a difference at all, but I wanted to try. I also added a little C1 shadow around the fence and bushes.

For the rest of the card, I used Beate's weekend sketch challenge #94. The black and white paper is by Doodlebug, and the cardstock is Bazzill. I embossed the red with the new SU Perfect Details texturz plate. The buttons are from JoAnn's, threaded with black embroidery floss. The ribbon probably came from Michaels. I punched my hearts with SU heart punches, then drew stitching lines to match the stamped images and added American Crafts letter stickers to the larger heart.

OK, I posted it and I'm moving on! Thanks for stopping by!


Christie Cottage said...

Pretty card! (As always!)

Martina said...


Andrea said...

Great card

cheryl said...

this is so pretty great design love cheryl xxxx

Rachel said...

I think is adorable! You should love it! :)

Teresa Kline said...

I luv this card, I have been where you are at with should I shouldn't I post a card, as a matter of fact I am there We can be our worst enemies when it comes to our own work.

Your card is very sweet and there is not a thing wrong......isten to dh...this

enjoy *~*

Beate said...

I think your card turned out beautiful! I am with Teresa. We are always our worst critics.
Thanks so much for playing! I know it wasn't the easiest sketch!
Hugs and smiles

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Lori, this is an adorable card. I love how you used that little fence. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

Jane Wetzel said...

hey ..very very very COOL card! You did a GREAT job on the copic creations challenge! thanks for joining us! :)