Monday, January 2, 2012

Just playing around...

Hi there!  Happy Monday afternoon.  This morning I was blurfing and having a really good time.  I ran into a fun challenge over at Suzanne Dean's CMC Copic Challenge.  I had an opportunity to meet her a couple of years ago, but unfortunately wasn't able to with the move to Florida.  Sad for me but her forum is a lot of fun.  I would love love love to take her Copic classes!

Well her color challenge that I am getting in just under the wire is Gold, Cream and White.  I wasn't quite sure how to accomplish this with Copics since I don't see Copics in white or cream colors.  And when I think gold, I think metallic - however, after looking at some inspiring photos of the DT line up and other participants, I decided that the deeper yellows will work.  This is what I came up with....

Suzanne said it didn't have to be holiday themed, so I went with a Spring time feel.  I brought out my Buttercups stamp set from TSG and had some fun.

I did use a technique that I learned on my sister's blog to ink up an acrylic block to create a background.  I did this using my Copics and spritzed with alcohol.  Although it worked, it didn't achieve what I was wanting so I inked my block up with Memento inks to enhance what I did with Copics.  This was a much nicer effect.  Then I stamped the flowers on top of that and colored.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Neenah Milled Ivory, Mellow Moss
Copics:  Y15, Y17, YG63
Stamps:  Buttercup (There She Goes)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Dandelion (Memento)
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Textile emb folder

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Claire said...

This is a lovely card Melissa and looks amazing. Hugs, Claire x

Patricia St Martin said...

Your card is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Color me Creative. I love seeing your creations.
Hugs, Pat

Theresa said...

Totally awesome card Miss. I love the background technique - great job!! Love the image.

Jenn said...

Hi Melissa!

I really like your beautiful gold flowers. Your coloring is really pretty!

Thanks for playing along with us at CMC! Please join us again soon!


Marie Gamber said...

wonderful card and i love the background! Thank yo for joining us at CMC!

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