Hi everyone! Welcome to another day of my 25 Days of Copic Christmas. This post has actually been scheduled for you guys because I got my Botox treatment for migraine prevention yesterday & I didn’t want to have to worry about taking care of anything (I don’t want to sit at a computer because I just had 40+ injections in my face and neck, OUCHIE! But it really does the job!). I didn’t have time to edit my color videos for today and tomorrow so those will come in the next couple of days. I was having some microphone trouble and then just ran out of time. Anyway, so now you know all the fun stuff I’ve been up to lately, LOL!
EDITED TO ADD: The video is now below 🙂
Here is Day 9!
Here is a look at my finished card:
This image is from Whimsy Stamps and it is part of their Meijen’s Designs collection. This image is called “Cocoa Christmas Fairy”.
I used the following Copic colors on this image:
- For the skin: E00, E000
- For the reds: R22, R24, R27, R29, R39 and Spica glitter pen #21 Lipstick
- For the wings: B12, B14 and Spica glitter pen #18 Baby Blue
- For the greens: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
- For the cinnamon sticks and hair: E57, E59, E49
- For the cup: E41, E42
- For the spoon: C0, C1, C3, C5
- I also added polka dots with the White Elmer’s Painters pen.
I think my paint pen might be running out because the polka dots didn’t turn out as bright as the paint pen has looked in the past. I still think the polka dots were cute though 🙂
EXPERT TIP #9: Coordinate
For this very intricate image, I used the same colors repeatedly for different sections of the image. When you have a project with lots of different colored sections, you can make them coordinate by sticking to the same family groupings and using lighter colors on certain colored sections & use darker colors on other sections. For example, ALL of the greens I used came from the same color grouping of: YG9_’s: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99. To create the lighter part of the scarf, I stuck with the lightest ones in this grouping. For the darker part of the scarf, I used the darker ones. I also used the same colors to color in the green stripes on the stockings & shoes, AND I used the same greens to color in the holly leaves! By varying by lighter and darker markers, I was able to get a ton of mileage out of the 4 green markers I used.
Once I was done coloring, I rounded some of the corners and matted the colored piece onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock from Stampin’ UP.
I used a Mojo Monday sketch as my jumping off point for my card layout, but it ended up looking much different from the original sketch.
The green patterned paper is from the Merry & Bright collection kit from Carta Bella.
The red patterned paper is from the All is Bright 6×6 Paper pad from My Mind’s Eye.
I added a sentiment banner. I added the “Ho Ho Ho” using the tiny alpha stamps in the SP and Company Tiny Build a Banner stamp set. I added a decorative brad from the My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland decorative brads pack. Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the banner to my card so that it was raised up a bit.
This banner was cut from Rustic Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink.
The blue layer and card base are both Bashful Blue cardstock from Stampin’ UP.
To finish off the card I added some red rhinetones from a Prima Say it in Crystals pack.
The finished card measures 5.5 inches square.
Here’s another look at my finished card:
Well that is all I have for you today! I do have a sneaky peek of something that is going to be starting next month. . .