Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hello Friend/Cardabilities

Hello and Happy World Cardmaking Day.  I have spent the afternoon coloring just like I did when I was little.  I am sure I will get faster with more practice.  Coloring with my Copics on these beautiful  Flourishes sets makes me feel like a kid again.  I would sit for hours and color.  Mostly Barbie or Hello Kitty.  Did I just give away my age?  I saw the sketch for Cardabilites at Amy's blog and thought it would be perfect for my new Berry Sweet set.  Also at City Crafter my sweet friends are having a challenge called "Flowers and Frills"  so it must have 1 flower and 1 lace or doily.  Check!  So I can imagine a lot of my blog freinds can make one with those requirements.  Right?

 I used more Basic Grey Nook and Pantry paper.  Works perfectly I thought.  The feel of this paper and the berry stamps are singing in harmony on my card.  hehe.  Like that?
 How am I doing on my shading around the Spellbinders dies?  Again I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen with my Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool.  Love this thing.  I had to watch a lot of You Tube videos on how to do this properly.  Actually on the Flourishes web site they have many videos on how to use your Copics and how to blend your ink on your dies.  Life savers I tell ya!
 I don't own a lot of Copics.  I ordered the set of 36 a while back and have purchased a few along the way at Hobby Lobby.  I didn't have the perfect color for my raspberries so what I did was lay down my R32 Peach and then go back over it with my R29 Lipstick Red.  That gave me the perfect Raspberry color.  I do this a lot to achieve the colors I want.  I test the mix on a scrap piece of paper first.  For the leaves I lay down my G21 Lime Green all over the leaf then go in the shade areas with my G24 Willow.  After that I go back over the whole thing with YG03 Yellow Green to brighten it up.  I used Y06 and Y17 for the center then went over that with E00 Skin white to mellow out the yellow.  LOL  One trick I did learn was when using red lay down all other colors first and red last.  It bleeds horribly.  And I never go to the edge with my red.  Learned that one too.  So the colorless blender is for my red boo boos.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope to see some great World Cardmaking cards from everyone.
Heather

26 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Scrumptious card Heather! Happy World Card Making again :) I just had a nice bowl of Raspberries & yogurt for breakfast!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Just beautiful your coloring is amazing I love this image!!!!!

Stella said...

I'm smitten....so so beautiful. I love the way you colored the image. You've got talent; that's for sure :)
Hugs,
Stella

Kathy Martin said...

Absolutely STUNNING Heather! Love that flower and center! Is it all one piece? :)

Jean Martin said...

Lovely card Heather! I love your coloring. I wish I had Copics too! Maybe next time! :)

lynn said...

happy wcmd, heather! lovely card! thanks for the coloring tips, too!

Leah said...

So pretty Heather! (I have this set too:) The best paper in my opinion is the Flourishes paper, I get the classic white but I think they have ivory too. It blends the best out of all the papers I've tried (and I tried about 6 different ones) and for red boo-boos, which are the worst, I've gotten by FAR the best result of it really being moved back into the lines. Anyway, just thought I'd share as it is a dream to color on with Copics. Hugs...

Lindsay said...

This is just lovely Heather! I just love your coloring on this flower!

~amy~ said...

heather...this is simply gorgeous!!! wow...love, love, love it!

Monique said...

Beautiful coloring. Just a fabulous card :)..

june lanum said...

beautiful card, I love all those colors together, it looks so elegant

antheam said...

Hi Heather, this is so sweet! Your copic colouring is fantastic, and I love the Nook & Pantry papers...
Anthea xo.

Ros said...

What a beautiful sight first thing on Sunday morning seeing your card ... the rain is heavy and it is dark and cloudy but your card is like a beautiful sunshine ... I adore these colours ... so beautifully done Heather ... and so glad you joined us at CCCB ... (hugs)

Coachfans said...

Beautiful card. It paid off taking all that extra time to color.

Georgiana
http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Kerry Piader said...

Gorgeous card Heather.........Your coloring is outstanding. Thanks for all the helpful Copic hints. I have that stamp set and can't wait to try what you recommend.

kerry2

Creative Char said...

beautiful card! You did an awesome job with those raspberries. Thanks for playing with us at Cardabilties!

Lynnda Hosni said...

wow wow wow... this is simply beautiful Heather... you did a very good job coloring the raspberries... so Yummy and real... love it...xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty! I love that DP and your coloring skill is great, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely coloring and love the Flourishes stamps and you created a beautiful card using them.

Laurie said...

Awesome job with those Flourish stamps! Love the berries! That red just pops!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the Basic Grey paper you used for your background! Just PERFECT with those beautifully colored raspberries! LOVE your shading and LOVE that button/brad on your flower! The red flower just makes your whole card pop!

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and embellishments!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This could not be more GORGEOUS! LOVE it!!

Margaret said...

Wow! Another fab card. Love it.

Sarah said...

Oh!!My what a beautiful card those berries look good enough to eat, love all of your detail a gorgeous creation Heather Hugs x
Sarah x

Irena said...

Heather, this card is amazing beautiful.
I love it :)

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