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.


Supplies:
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!

Jenn

Marie Gamber said...

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

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