Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Japanese Girl Birthday Card

     Well I guess these copic classes are worth it. This weeks lesson was to focus on light source and choose copic markers to compliment your paper. We also were allowed to use our own stamp whether you used a digital or stamped image. One thing I learned (among others) was the proper ink to use with copics.  Memento ink wins hands down. Now I know why I ruined some of my markers! Some inks ruin your marker tips. Guess I should have taken a class to begin with. Thankfully I hadn't wrecked too many.
     There just happened to be a challenge at Just Us Girls (JUGS80) for colors I really love: aqua, kraft, black and coral. It also has to be a birthday card. So, in keeping with my class lesson I picked my paper first, then looked to see if I had markers that would co ordinate. So this beautiful lady is what I came up with. The image is perfect since the background paper has a sort of cherry blossom feel to it.
     Once the coloring was done I cut the image with a Spellbinders die and chalked the edges. Oh the image is a Recollection stamp I bought at Michaels. The main image is on pop dots and has recollection rhinestones in the corners. It is rare I don't use Creative Charms gems but I have used all my blue. Time to order some since although these rhinestones match perfectly, they do not have the sparkle CC's have.


Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Mary! Wow, your card is really adorable and you did a great job coloring. I don't think I'll ever get the hang of coloring with copics -- I've tried and it never comes out to look anywhere near even decent...lol! Wish we had some classes close to me, I could use some :)

Great job!

Kathryn B said...

She is beautifully colored for sure! I love the shading around the edges it gives it such a soft look!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Lisa Kind said...

The classes are paying off! Your coloring is beautiful! Love how you used the colors, too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Elise said...

Goodness, GRACIOUS! This IS beautiful! Your color work is exquisite - it has a real authentic feel and truly compliments this lovely Japanese gem! Excellent use of the JUGS colors: thank you for sharing it with us! Yipeeee!