Wednesday, September 27, 2017

O Come Let Us Adore Him...

Greetings,

We are continuing on with the Christmas theme this week.  This card features some brayering.  I forgot how much fun this technique is.   For this card we created a warm sunset for these Wise Men.  I like that this card combines a traditional Christmas card, but uses non-traditional colors.  What do you think?  



No copics today.  Don't worry, I'll be back to coloring soon!

Monday, September 25, 2017

A Closer Look at Christmas

Welcome!

I've decided to post to dedicate this week to Christmas.  I'm slowly working on getting some Christmas cards finished.  The idea for today's card has been bouncing around in my head since last Christmas.  I had to make several rough drafts to figure out how to get this to fold properly.

I love it as you open each door on the card, you get a closer look at baby Jesus.   This card was worth the extra effort.  It is just a sweet take on the Christmas story.








No copics today.  I used watercolor on this one.  Weird, I know!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Miss You

Hello crafty people,

This card is one of my favorites from the September Card Lover's class.   Black and White card making has been such a hot trend, I had to try it.  I almost succeeded.  I couldn't resist splattering some purple and green ink on the front.  It was just a little.  Can we call it almost Black and White card?



No Copics today

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pumpkin Blessing

Hello friends,


I'm so excited to share this card with you.  I had so much fun coloring this cutie up.  I tried something a little different with the shading.  I think it created a more dramatic look.   I usually use brown on a fall card, but I'm loving her black dress.  What do you think?






Copics used:
Orange: YR00, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18, BV00
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Green: G00, G02, G05, G07, G09, G28
Yellow: Y17
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E40, E41, E43, E44
Flower: Y32, Y35, Y38, E13, E15, E18

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fairy Sweet

Howdy,

I have a sweet card to share with you today.  I wanted to come up with another practice card for dark skin and hair.  It is also a great card for practicing red.  I hope she sweetens your day!



Copics used:
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14, R05, R02--white gel pen
Green: YG63, YG25, YG23
shirt: YG09, YG06, YG03,
Hair: N9, N7, N5, N3
Wings: R02, R05, YG11, Not 100 sure?
Skin: E11, E40, E42 E44

Monday, September 11, 2017

Brayered Christmas

Hello friends,

Do you remember brayering?  I had forgotten about it too.   I'm glad I got it out and got inky.  Such a fun card to make.




 No copics today

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Reason to Party

Hello again,

I made this card a while ago, but I realized on when I posted Monday's card that I never shared this one.  This is the black curly hair practice card.  So beautiful!  I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do!



Copics used:
Black: W9, W7, W5, W3
Skin: E13, E35, E37, RV34
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Blue: B00, B01, B02
Navy: B32, B34, B37, B39

Monday, September 4, 2017

Hello Beautiful

Welcome,

I've been working on black hair with my copic students.  Black hair can be very challenging, but they are doing a pretty good job with it.  I decided to make them a practice project.  This girl has beautiful black hair!




Copics used:
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Red: R32, R35, R37
Green: G40, G43, G46
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17