Friday, February 4, 2011

Hi Sweetie

Hello my sweet blog friends.  I whipped up something tonight and wanted to share it with you.  I decided to try stamping in white and coloring with my Copics.  I got the idea from Nicole's post during the release of this set at PTI.  I love the way it looks on Kraft stamped in white.  I felt it really needed the darker paper to make the image pop.  I tried a lighter shade of purple paper first and it just didn't stand out very well for me.
What do you think?
 I will definitely be doing more of the white on Kraft look.  I have tons of ideas running through my head.  There are a couple little details that I wasn't happy with, but this is my first time trying this.  I can really do myself in sometimes worrying about the "little stuff".
Here is a closer look.  I used BV00, BV02, G21, G22, Y21, Y23 for the Copic colors.  I also used PTI Fresh Snow...the BEST white juicy ink I have ever used.
I found this great sketch challenge site called Midnight Madness.  There are actually two different sketches.  One for the more embellished cardmaker and one for a more CAS look.  I think that is a wonderful idea.  Don't you?
Thanks so much for stopping by,


miss vio said...

Oh this is SO wonderful! the copic coloring is wayy beyond anything I ever imagine to do :) You are multi-talented. And the dark purple does help the colors on the centerpiece to pop. And of course, anything with kraft is always beautiful! :) just like you are... thank you for sharing miss heather! <3

Lynnda said...

Heather....You have done it again my friend.. This is so wonderful.. I just love how well you work with copics.... genius.... Topped off with that stitching makes the perfect card... really adore your style....xoxo

Kim Duran said...

Heather I love the stamping on the Kraft paper. It kind of has a translucent effect just like a stained glass window. I think I'm goimg to try this technique because I love how yours turned out!

Sandy said...

This is so pretty. I love seeing coloring on craft paper.

Jean Martin said...

Gorgeous coloring Heather! This makes me want to get this set!

Phyllis said...

Heather, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are delighted that you have joined us. Your card is wonderful!! Love that image and the way you have done it!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Priscilla said...

A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. Love your card and your shading/coloring is wonderful. What a great take on the sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Deborah Frings said...

I adore sweet peas and this stamp is beautiful! I think your colouring is fabulous and the card is gorgeous! Brilliant!

Marlies said...

This is a lovely card and your colouring is so magnificent! love how you stamped in white on the kraft paper. Totally gorgeous! succes with the challenge.
hugs Marlies x

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh this is soooo soooo pretty! Beautiful job! I'm always intimidated to stamp and color on kraft and you nailed it!

Robin Thomas said...

You never run out of ideas do you? Creating comes from a deep well, I guess that is why it feels so good.

Hope all is well with you!

Tracy said...

Heather, this just may be my favorite of your cards! I love the look you've created for the centerpiece. The white on kraft is fantastic and your coloring is so soft. It just looks lovely. Stunning card!

farmhouse-story said...

love the fresh snow on kraft and your coloring-wow-it beautiful, heather!

cnelson said...

This is so GORGEOUS!

Margaret said...

Hi Heather, love the new blog look and the lovely new style of your card. Love the Copics on kraft card. Just bought my first pack of craft cards. I think the colours work really well. Stunning card!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Heather! I remember seeing Nichole share this technique!

Leslie Miller said...

It's gorgeous! Love the idea, the image, and the sketch!

Melisa Waldorf said...

FAbulous! I had never seen white stamped on Kraft or copic coloring on kraft. I guess I would have assumed the kraft paper was to dark for the copics. And I love that you used the deep purple! Thanks for the inspiration. I may have to give this a try!

marsha said...

Heather, WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! What a beautiful vintage card - love the purple an that fabulous lace! Thanks again for joining us and we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful idea.. I have some white ink and have not yet used it.. You are giving me some great inspiration here..

Hugs, Linda

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Heather how lovely to see you play along with the MMSC this week!! I love your style and it shows beautifully with this card - the technique is gorgeous! What a great take on this weeks sketch! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we look forward to seeing your creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Stella said...

Hi sweetie :)
Well this is exactly what I mean about your coloring skills and talents...This card is stunning. Every piece of this card is amazing and putting them all together I can only say WOW!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous soft painted effect with the image on the cardstock. I love the dark paper to pop your main image. Beautiful!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge! We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!

This card is just beautiful! Love the purple DP and the big centerpiece. Is it a stamp? It is gorgeous and your coloring is amazing!

I am looking forward to see what you will make for the LOC cake party!

Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness. I hope you will play with us again next week!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous Heather! I love the stamping and your coloring is fabulous!

Dawn Edwards said...

Beautiful Card. The image stamped white on kraft definitely is a neat effect. Thanks for joining us this week at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Andrea M said...

Oh Heather - this is completely GORGEOUS!!! I love the sweet peas colored on kraft - so striking! What a beautiful card!! Great take on the sketch too!

Guro said...

Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I am so happy that you found us. Your card is absolutly stunning, filled with elegance. Love your colors.
Thanks for playing at this week challenge. I hope we'll see you again soon :-)
Hugs Guro

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Heather Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch Challenge, so glad you decided to play along with us this week. What a gorgeous card to start with and I can see how you would want to do more white on craft look! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love how you popped the image against the dark purple dp. Your lace and stitching is so pretty with the ribbon and tag! Beautifully done. Look forward to seeing your next creation with us!


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