Friday, 9 July 2010

I Love My Copics!

I so love my Copics,I was never any good at drawing but I so love colouring in. I only got into stamping around a year ago and never thought I'd be able to colour an image to make it look passable but Copics take colouring to a whole new dimension. I spend ages checking out other blogs,picking up tips,watching demos on how other people use theirs but the only real way of learning is actually relaxing and going for it yourself.

This little teddy image was part of a freebie stamp collection that I got on a magazine,he's by Adam Pescott and is called Bently Bear. I'm really pleased with how I've coloured this image, I love his cuddly fur, not saying that it's perfect but it's good enough for me,not bad for a first attempt anyway, and by sheer fluke I managed to make my balloons look a bit translucent too!

I just used C1 over the coloured image to achieve this effect.
The embossing on this card was a bit of an accident. I measured and cut the white card and embossed it using a flower folder. wasn't very happy with it as it was a bit OTT when put against the paper which was also free with a magazine this month so I thought that I'd cut corners and use the same pieces of card and put them in the Swiss Dott folder thinking that the flowers would just disappear, they didn't but I quite liked the result so decided to use it anyway and rubbed the strips with a pink chalk eye. I saw at Poppet's Place blog a while ago how to make a button so had a go at this to make my flower button,I've added a link to her blog so you can check out her lovely glittery cards,I hope that she can bless me with a link to the page where she showed how to make them cos I can't remember where it is.

I'm using this card for a few challenges,
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 146, I haven't a large oval like the sketch used so hope this qualifies
Paper Play Week 27,Your number's up,
The Shabby Tea Rooms week 17,make an Impression,
Y.N.S challenge 20,Flower Power,
Alphabet Challenge, K is for kids,
Craftalicious challenge 3,Cute,
Crafty Creations 75,make your own button.
Thanks for stopping by on this rather hot summers evening,
enjoy your weekend,


Lesley said...

Cute card, your colouring is lovely! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Bev said...

Lovely image & colours Julie. Thanks for joining in the Alphabet Challenge x

gayle said...

Beautiful job with the colouring Julie. I love the fur effect you have done on the cute teddy. x

Linda Robinson said...

This is so sweet, I must say your coloring is alot better than mine.. Although I love coloring, copic is still a little challenging for me.. but so much fun!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Linda

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Another lovely card. Copics are becoming one of my favourites too.

Heather Maria said...

Adorable card Julie! Such a cute image and your colouring is brilliant! Love your flower button too!

Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay this week!

MauMau88 said...

I like the image and I love the colours.

(Alphabet Challenge)

craftyb said...

Awwwww.....this is just adorable! It is so pretty and girly...your layered button is fab! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Audrey Pettit said...

How super cute this is! You did a fabulous job with the coloring. I so want to learn how to use Copics, but haven't invested in any yet. I really like how your double embossing turned out and your handmade button is adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute!! I think your coloring is fabulous!! Love the button too! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

PapierGirl said...

Darling and great job with your Copics! I just bought a handful today and plan on giving it a try myself! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute card! Thank you for joining us Paper Play Challenges. :)

Julie M said...

A very sweet card, Julie - great furry fur effect with the copics.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Julie said...

A lovely card, and beautifully coloured

Debbie said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room :)

Kerri said...

This is too cute, and your coloring looks fantastic! Thank you for joining us at YNS!