Wednesday, 22 April 2009

2 challenges in one!

This is my entry for Copic Creations challenge #2 and Friday Sketchers challenge #48

close up and personal:

This week's Copic Creations challenge was 'colouring/blending/shading jeans'.
'Rose's Garden' Stamp by Sarah Kay.

I've used the following Copics:

Jeans - B93, B95, B97, then C1 stippled over to achieve a 'stonewashed' look
Blouse and hair ribbon - V04, V12, R22
Hair - Y21, Y28, E35
Skin - E00, E51, E02
Flowers and leaves - R20, R22, R35, Y38, G21, YG03
Basket - y21, E31, E35, E37, YR02, C1
Path - W1, W5, E35
Image outlined with C1 then B00. (Kitten left uncoloured).

To make the card, I followed this sketch for the Friday Sketchers #48 challenge, (thanks Kristine).

I've used up some old K&Co/ Tim Coffey papers from the stash (sorry don't know any more details). The glitzy butterflies are by 'a touch of Jolees'.

I've used a SU stamp for the sentiment (from the SAB 'Yummy' set) and made the shape using the SU ticket corner punch, distressed the edges for a little contrast.

The Lilac strip is punched with the Martha Stewart zigzag embossed border punch and all edges of the PP are inked with Wisteria Chalk ink (Colorbox).

I like DL size cards, so I've really enjoyed using this sketch, I'm sure I'll use this layout again.

Hope you like!


  1. Fab card Alison, love the Copic colouring in!

    Nice to have DL cards isn't it? I've recently made some, now need to source some envelopes to fit! lol.

    Have a good day.

    Alex x

  2. Wow, you colored this beautifully! Darling card and great choice of colors. Thanks for joining our second challenge. Hope to see you back again.

  3. Lovely colouring Alison. Such a sweet image and so nicely done. Sara xx

  4. Hey Alison! I'm so envious of your colouring - it's fab! You're definitely a Copic addict now methinks!
    A super interpretation of the sketch, I'm go through phases with card sizes, I used to be a DL gal but now I'm square (probably in more ways than one LOL!)

  5. Wow. Totally amazing on the jean challenge, and this stamp rocks...I wrote it down! I still have much practicing to do, but I'll be back to take in the eye candy of your cards!

  6. Alison, your coloring is BEAUTIFUL! A very lovely card all around.

  7. ohhh my gosh Alison! This is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous! The colouring is so good it looks like its been printed on .... you're amazing!

    Teri xx


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