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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Did you know copics would do this?

Hi again blog friends

Just got in from work and thought I'd upload the card that I made last night - it was a last minute request for a friend of a friend and it kept me away from the laptop for most of last night.

After I used the Whiff of joy stamp for my last card I thought I would make another one from the same series.  Yes I'm  ashamed to say I bought the spring secret stamp kit last year and haven't used a single one!! - how can that be, its not like I don't like them - they're lovely, theres not one I don't like but there they were in the draewer on the A4 size sheet uncut, uninked and unloved until this week.

The one I have chosen is called Dare to dream.  I was making a 50th birthday card so thought I'd go for a grown up look - but pink!  As I was colouring the dress it just wasn't going right at all I had the shadows all wrong and it just seemed to be getting darker and darker.  I was using R85,R83 and R32 which can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes to get right anyway.  Don't know why I did it but decided to go over the areas that were still reasonably light with RV000 to try to blend it out a bit.  I was amazed when it started to act like the 0 colourless blender and take the colour out, but sort of added a paler pink as it was going - I had no idea it would do that, maybe everyone else knows this already but just thought I would pass it on as it presumably it works with the 000 in other shades and it definately rescued my colouring - I was trying so hard to get the blend right I thought I'd have a hole in the page and definatly no white where I wanted it.  Anyway I think it turned out quite well in the end, by the time I used the tuscan red prismacolour pencil it was probably a shade darker than I'd first wanted but toned perfectly with the paper.  It actually looks even better in real life.

a close up of the detail
What I did...

I made card with Kraft card and the backing card is a dark burgundy I think i got from paper mill
Stamp - Whiff of joy - Dare to dream
Disress ink - Tim Holz Aged mahogany
Papers - K and Co
Die cut flower and leaves- spellbinders - I think build a rose with a papermania brad to hold together
The border in the centre of the card - spellbinders edgeabilities classic triple scallop
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Tag and 50 - cut with sizzix dies

Anyway its gone now - my friend was delighted with it and I learned something so thats a result

I'm entering the following challenges

Card Makin Mammas - a birthday card
PaperPlay challenges - something old, something new - the stamp is new - papers old
Incy Wincy designs - Sketch
Well thats me for now


Judith x


Cheryl said...

oh this is one really beautiful image Hun,and your colouring is just amazing,really effective,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Nikki said...

This is just stunning and gotta love those lighter colours to shift the darker ones around thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week hugs Nikki & DT

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and so glad you learnt something new too! well done! great use of our sketch too! Thanks for joining in with us at Incy Wincy Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Please consider turning off word verification it puts people off leaving comments and also makes commenting hard for DT members... I have had to generate the words about 4 times to find something I could read :(

Judith said...

I've been messing about with my blog today (wish I hadn't bothered because its taken all night to get back to what it was - don't know whats happened but the word verification box tool isn't on my comments/post design page where it should be, anyone else having this problem - help!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the layered flower. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki f x

Frances said...

What a cute creation. Lovely coloring and flower embellishment. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Play Challenge Blog. hugs, Frances.