Monday, October 6, 2014

Copic Markers for Card Makers - Day 2


Hi there, blog friends! On Day 2 of Online Card Class: Copic Markers for Card Makers, we learned blending tricks. I especially enjoyed the video tutorial by Laura Bassen who calls herself a  "Redneck" Copic Colorer! Believe me, Laura is no Redneck! Especially when it comes to techniques! She taught us about Acetate Blending as a technique to create shades that we don't already have in our collection. Here is my attempt at this technique:


I bought this WPlus9 stamp set a while ago, so I was really happy to have it in my arsenal for this technique. I stamped the large butterfly and two medium butterflies with Memento ink and colored, blended, colored and blended some more! I wanted to keep this card CAS, so I just added a sentiment from PTI, a touch of glitter with my WOS pen and a few gems.

Here is a close up of all the sparkle on the butterflies:


Since this card is CAS, I would like to enter it into Virginia's View Current Challenge.


So, that's it for me today! I hope everyone's week is off to a great start...Thanks so much for stopping by,
Barb




17 comments:

Hannelie said...

Fantastic job with the coloring Barb! Looks great!

Kelly Latevola said...

Wow Barb those colors look amazing! I love your CAS look. I keep seeing all these fantastic copic cards and I am starting to think I should have signed up for that class!!

Barb said...

Your butterflies turned out beautifully, Barb! Love the blue and yellow combo - so pretty! ♥

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous butterflies Barb, I love the yellows.

sandie said...

This is fab colouring Barb and what great colours you have used. I was trying to use my copics yesterday and channel my inner Nonni (as she taught me some techniques) but I am really not very good but it is relaxing and doing something different is fun...you are going to be a star colouring at the end of this course!!

Dawn Turley said...

You've done an awesome job on your homework., This technique really stumped me.

Kylie said...

Beautifully done, Barb. How wonderful your colouring is going! Love the touch of sparkle on those pretty butterflies xx

Laura Norris said...

Beautiful butterflies Barb! Great coloring!

Joyce said...

This is so gorgeous. It just jumped right out at me in Virginia's gallery. I am gathering reasons to take that Copic class, and your butterfly card just added 3 more reasons to the list.

Laura B. said...

So gorgeous, Barb! Love how you stamped the butterflies off the card! I often think of you when I use my Copics....because I of the sweet cubby you sent me....thank you so, so much!

Sarah Gray said...

Wonderful colouring - love the blend in the wings! You are fast becoming a copics expert :)

Shona Chambers said...

Well done with your Copics!! Perfect blending, you should be very proud. And love the colours you used too, so pretty! Look forward to seeing more Copic work from you.

Deepti said...

Beautifully colored :)

Anita in France said...

Such wonderful blending, Barb ... and gorgeous shimmer and shine! Looking forward to taking this class, I won a spot from MFW ... I'm up to Day 1!! Good thing there's lifetime access! Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Your butterflies are stunning, they look perfectly blended from here!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful Barb, love the blue and yellow together on your butterflies. Lovely design.

Virginia Lu said...

Love how you colored the images, Barb! Totally gorgeous! The placement of butterflies is perfect, too! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!