Saturday, 17 August 2013

Painting The Roses Red with My New Copics!

So I was looking into getting alcohol markers . I bought some Promarkers and I really liked them so I bought another set (vivid and set 1) . The only problem was I didn't have many blendable colours . Then I bought a set of 30 old Trias someone was selling. This gave me a few pastel colours and some skin colours and also 30 fine nibs that also work on the Promarkers . I really love the streakless colouring. I have faber castells and could never get them to not streak so don't know what I was doing wrong! Anyway to cut this long story short I frequent ebay quite a bit and came across a seller in France who was selling a complete set of  Ciaos and Wides with a couple of sketches thrown in. They are barely used (they said they did 2 pictures) and still nice and juicy. So with my heart in my chest and waiting til the last minute to bid I nabbed them for less than 1/3 of the rrp :) Bargain lol. Then for my birthday a friend bought me the case for them :) All my copics and promarkers fit in it nicely at this stage although I am not sure if I will keep all the wides. Will see how I feel a bit down the track.
Anyway now that I am finished rambling about that I get to tell you that this weeks project for Eclectic Ellapu needs to contain playing cards :). So I scoured the net for an image I could use. I fell in love with one but thought $4 might be a lil much for a digi when you can get rubber for that price. So I kept looking. Originally I thought maybe I would do the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland but then I found some Free images at From Old Books. That links takes you directly to the page with the image I used but there are many many more :)
So now I have coloured this with a combination of copics and promarkers and am using an Xcut Ornate Frame die to cut it out in my Ebosser. Here is a list of colours I have used:
Roses, paintbrushes and Card 2; R27,  R29, E40, E41
Card 5; R59, RV69
Card 7; Promarkers Olive and Pear Green
Stockings;  E35, E33
Faces; E00, E01, E02, E93 (cheeks)
Tree; G99, G95, YG95
Grass and bush; YG63 YG67, Olive Green, G94, G28, YG91
Shadows on all cards; C5, C2, C0
Paint pots; C5, C3, Y21
Next I grabbed Cosmo Crickets 6"  Odds & Ends stack. I grabbed two co-ordinating pieces. The green stripey piece, the coloured image and the piece for iside the card were all cut using Xcuts Ornate Frames. I edged them with R29.
For the cream floral piece I used a Martha Stewart corner punch and my B000 for the edges. Argh my kitty is trying to help me type lol.
Next up I grabbed my Tim Holtz Tattered Banners Sizzix die to cut two banners the same size. I used white cs which I coloured with R29 to match the rest of the card.  The sentiments were printed out at the same time as the images. I cut around them then coloured them with B000, there was still some R29 on my fingers and it came off on the first one I coloured so I decided I best put some on the other one as well so they matched :). I added two layers of foam tape behind the middle of each banner after I taped the sentiments on.
For my base I used cream cs that I edged with R29 again. I used double sided tape to add my Cosmo Cricket papers and then a single layer of foam tape on my image. I then added the banners. I was in two minds as to whether or not to add flowers or not. But as you can see I have left it for now :)
Below are a couple of images I have coloured with my copics since I got them.
Not very good at hair yet that's why she isn't finished. I attempted hair on the second one as you can see :) also a mouth... Shoulda left it but live n learn hey?
The second picture here shows three different card stocks. Neenah Solar White and two I got from officeworks here in Australia. I have to say the cheaper two cardstocks performed way better than I thought they would. When I pull some more paper for my cupboard I will do a post on it and let you know the names of the brands :).
Thanks for Stopping by.
Happy Scrappin'

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  1. Very fun image and colored beautifully! Lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  2. lovely card and beautiful colouring!!

  3. Fun project! Beautifully colored and wonderful composition. Thank you for participating in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog's "Make the Cut" challenge. ~Michelle