Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Using up the Basic Grey again

My recent Copic class went well, I had 13 Copicaholics and we all had fun. Everyone seemed to go away happier with their pens and more confident in having a go with them!
This card is one of my samples that I'll be demo-ing on 12 September at Windmill Craft Centre.

The tree is coloured with several shades of green, little dabs here and there, with the lightest green on the tips. I've traced over it with a Sakura Stardust pen (when I'd finished colouring) and then added in lots of little dots of W1 and Stardust to break up the background.

Tilda's dress is coloured with R20, R22, R27. Her wings are BG10 and B00. Hair is Y21, Y28, E33. Skin is E00, E04.
Tights are G21, YG03. The basket and the wooden base of the tree are E31, E33, E35, E37. Shadow is W1, W3.

I tried stamping/masking the two images but this is one I definitely prefer cut out and 3d foam dots used to give dimension.

I used Clear Spica over the dress and wings and blended it with the lightest of each coloured pen to spread the gltter. You can see the shimmer a little better in this photo. The Spica wasn't blingy enough for the tree (ooh - blingy- I just invented a new word LOL), so I went over the tree with the Stardust pen.

I love it! I've just ordered a Magnolia Santa, I can imagine him with this tree. In fact (whispers) I've ordered quite a few stamps..but let's not think about that!

The sentiment is a Penny Black Stamp, dotted with the Stardust pen to tie it in with the dotty background on the main image.

Once I'd sponged the edges, it was begging to be put with the scraps of Basic Grey 'Aged and Confused' I've got left. Funny how some cards just come together quickly and others take all yer mojo!



  1. This is the sweetest card Alison! Really pleased to hear your class went well ... well done you! Fancy popping down here and giving me some tips too????? Bought my first copics last week (only 10 - and all the wrong colours!) - just had to give in in the end :o) Will gradually collect them. Quite different to Promarkers to use, was surprised to find that!

    Hope all is well with you :o)

    Teri xxx

  2. So glad your class went well!
    We should totally start a dictionary with new words: Copicaholic and Blingy - love 'em! LOL!
    Also loving this little number - so sweet and as usual your colouring rocks!

  3. Love this card, great colouring in with your Copics! The tree look fab with all the sparkles.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Alex x


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