Copic Coloring, Fay Loves Fall

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Hello everyone! I am Jessie, and welcome to Sunshine In Your Day. Today I thought that I do a little Copic coloring using this cute autumn themed stamp set. This set is from Stamping bella, and is called Fay Loves Fall. Since I am trying to work on my Copic skills I thought that I would try to use as close to the original as I could. I figure this is a good way to work on my shading. If you would like to see the original image it can be found here.

This is my completed card, and other than a few small details I am happy with the overall look of my shading.

I first stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink as this type of ink works well with Copic. I then heat embossing using Clear Ranger Super Fine embossing powder. For my Green coat, and hat I used YG21, YG 23, YG17. For the brown leaves I used E57, and the green I used YG23. The snail was done with E53, and YG23.

I used YR02, YR04, YR07 for the pumpkin, hat flower, pockets, and buttons. I tried to do a fair bit of shading on the coat where I thought the light might cast shadows. I also did shading on her boats, and for this I used E53, E55, and E57. For Fay’s dress I used Y02, Y18, and Y19. I love green, and yellow together! Her tights are done using T1, and T3. For the basket I used the same E’s as her boots. I used R27, R29 for the red apples, and YG17, YG23 combo for the green. For skin tones I opted for E000, E00, and R20. And for her hair I picked E50, E31, and E25.

Then I ran into the grass. I had never done this much grass before so had to plan it out first. I finally decided on laying down a lighter Copic first then layering the darker overtop. Finishing with the shadows on top. I also decided I wanted the sky to be completed with a hint of grey to look like cloud cover. To do this I used C00.

To complete this card I adhered the image to a layer of white craft foam to give a little dimension. Then finishing of by adhering the craft foam to a black card base.

I hope that you are having a fantastic weekend, and managed to get a bit of craftiness squeezed in!

Until next time,

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A Giant Peony, Just for you

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Hello everybody, and welcome to Sunshine In Your Day! I decided for this card to again dig into my Copic markers. I wanted to try my hand at this fabulous Giant Peony from IndigoBlu! Because this stamp is so big I thought I would play off its size, and have it hang over the edges of the cardbase! The larger Peony in this set is approximately 6 inches wide so I decided to fussy cut it down to a manageable size of 3 1/2 inches 🙂

This is my completed card. I decided to keep this card clean to let the Peony take the spotlight.

Copic colors I decided on for the Peony petals were RV0000, RV000, RV00, and RV02. When I finished the flowers I ran my Black 100 around the outer edge to hide the white. For the leaves I used G12, G24, and G28. I also finished the edges with G28.

I wanted to have a fence behind my Peony so I used PTI Picket Fence to Die cut my fence. Then I stamped PTI’s Background Basics Woodgrain using ColorBox’s Mudslide. I finished the fence by coloring the remaining white with Copic E43.

I used Frog Tape to hold my paper in place as I used my Boooo to add blue sky to my cardbase.

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Next I stamped the Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings  Just for you sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I trimmed everything to fit 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, except the Peony which I wanted to hang over the sides of the card. I adhered the fence using Multi Medium Matte glue. I used Pop Dots to raise the larger Peony, just to give some dimension to this card.

To help give this card a finished look I stamped the Peony bud to the inside bottom corner of the card. Then I also stamped the bud on the envelope as well.

Here is my card finished, and ready to mail! Thank you for visiting me here, and I hope everything is wonderful in your corner of the crafting world!

Until next time,

Resist, the urge was too much!

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Hello everybody! This week is the second of four challenges over at Jennifer McGuire Ink for the month of November.  The message being shared through Jennifer’s challenge is Share Handmade Kindness to help bring to light bullying in schools, girls against girls in particular. I really want to help share this message by making a handmade card then send it to someone to help spread kindness in our community. For more details about the Kind Campaign you can see more here.

For this second challenge we were to give to someone who works/serves in our community. I decided to make, and send my card to a local veterinarian Ellen whose kindness seems to have no bounds. Ellen is not my veterinarian as I have a dog. Ellen is a feline veterinarian who does such a wonderful service to those who have cats in our community. I have heard so much about Ellen, and The Beacon Cat Hospital. I want to take this opportunity to thank her for all of the wonderful work that she does here in town. To let her know that her kindness touches beyond her clients to all of us who hear of her good deeds. 🙂 Above is my finished card for this challenge! I decided to try to combine a few techniques to this card. I used resisting, reversal resisting (I made up this name), watercolour, and Copics. Oh… and a little fussy cutting for the cat!

First I picked a large background image. Then using Versamark watermark I stamped my image onto watercolour paper. I use the smoother side of the paper which is just my personal preference. Then I embossed the image with Ranger White Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I find Super Fine works consistently well,  other brands I find can be a bit more thick, and gritty.

Next comes the fun part! Watercolour! I got out my swatchbook to see which colour would match my vision of the roses. I decided on Gansai Tambi Dark Pink #34. I am just in LOVE with this colour of pink! I taped down my paper with Frog tape to a cutting board as this helps stop the warping of the paper when wet. I first wet my paper completely with a larger brush then use my Niji medium Waterbrush to add my pink. I went back and layered more pink gradually until I reached the colours I wanted in each rose.

I really like this effect of the white edges. Resist is new to me, although it has been in the crafty world for a long time. It is a great way to give a dramatic effect to an otherwise simple image.

Then I decided to do reversal resisting (again, made up this name) to a diagonal strip that would hold my sentiment. I then Copic coloured the cat from My Favorite Things from the Punny Farm set in C0, and C3. I picked these colours to have her noticeably stand out from the pink.

The Thank you sentiment is from PaperTreyInk’s Petal Pusher set. Next up was adhering all of the components together. I finished off with 3 little Doodlebug Sprinkle enamel dots called Cupcake. Umm… Cupcakes yummy!

I really enjoyed doing this card, and trying a new technique! Resist is a fun way to do Watercolour, and I can’t wait to try it again!

Thank you for taking the time to stop here, and look over my card. You can also join the challenge Jennifer has going all this month by going here. I hope that you have a wonderful week wherever you maybe!

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A girl, and her pup!

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Hello everybody! I have been working on a card for my co-worker who recently got a Golden Retriever puppy. Her name is Kenzie, and she is soooo cute! There is nothing cuter than babies! Furry, or not…simply adorable!

So here is my card completed. I have captioned it A girl, and her pup. I started with my Stamp set called You Have My Heart by MFT. I love the girl, and pup in this set! I tried to match the colour of hair/fur to the (human) mom, and the pup by paying close attention when I saw them together.

As you can see by my desk I have a few projects on the go, but I made room for just one more 🙂 First I stamped out my image using Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar White 80 lb stock. Then I picked my Copic colours for the girl’s hair (E57,E47,E79), and the pup (E31,E33, nose E57,E47). My technique for blending Copic markers is from darkest to lightest. You could also go from lightest to darkest if that works better for you. Gosh, I really love using my Copic Markers! They are one of the best investments I have made in my crafty supplies! I have never regretted getting Copics. They are expensive, yes, but fabulous to use!

Above is the progression of my girl, and her pup. For the grass I played with a few combinations. Finally settling with YG63, YG17, and YG67. This combination matched well with the cardstock I had in mind to ground the image later on.

So next I dug out my Big Shot to die cut the girl, and her pup. I think it would have been easier to die cut first, then colour, as it was a bit finicky to get her lined up. I managed, but it was kinda tricky. Oh well, there is always next time 🙂

So then came the layout stage of my card. I got the cardstock laid down to make sure that I liked the colours, and that they worked well together. Then I started to die cut the grass, fence, hills, and sun. I decided that the tree that you see here in these pictures just needed too much space. So I gave that up, and moved on!

The next stage is to piece my elements together. For my cards I use Georgia Pacific cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, and score it 5 1/2″. Of course this gives a finished card of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, which I think is a perfect size for mailing. I decided to fussy cut the girl, and pup image as I didn’t want the white edge to show. I stamped my congratulations sentiment using ColorBox Frost White ink.

I used B0000 for the sky then glued the fence to the hills. Next I glued my background hill to the card using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with a Precision Tip applicator to get into the small fence posts. For the larger area I used my Scotch tape runner. The next hill I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape to give some lift. Then I layered on the hill the first grass mound with my Tombow Stamp Runner. I love this small, easy to use stamp runner. It has a strong adhesive that places dots as well as being a runner… bonus! Finally, I glued the top grass to the image, and then used All Night Media mini pop dots to adhere to my card.

I decided a while ago to purchase an old vintage typewriter. I thought it might come in handy to do the inside verse in some of my cards. I loved how the typed font isn’t perfect! It is lighter in spots, and that is okay in my books! I added a pup, hanging bone, and of course a tiny paw print to finish off the inside. Then glued it in place. Looking at my card I decided it needed a little something. So I added a few seagulls from MFT By The Seashore stamp set to the front to just give a bit more interest. Happy with the outcome I decided to call this card done 🙂

So here again is my completed card. I hope my co-worker, and his family have many happy years with Kenzie. She is one sweet pup!

So until next time I hope you have a fun week of crafting ahead!

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What’s On Your Workdesk? Poppies using Copics

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Hello everybody! Welcome to ‘What’s On Your Workdesk?’. I decided to dig out an older stamp I have from a company long ago called PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange) Botanical Poppies (K-1613). I had never used this stamp, which was quite a shame as it stamps beautifully as you can see.

I decided to do some research on Poppies to get the color as true as possible. After much self-debating I decided on Poppy red with a yellow center, and light green stamens. I used Neenah Solar white paper, and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image.

I first did the stems, buds and leaves in G28 (deep tone), and G24 (light tone). As always I had my 0 (colorless blender) handy for touch-up.

I then tackled the Red Poppies starting at the top and working my way down. For the Reds I used R39 (deep tone), R29 (mid tone), and R24 (light tone). I found that these 3 colors blended well together.

This is the completed red Poppies. The Poppies have the dimensional look to them that I was trying to achieve. Being happy with my result I moved on to the centers, and stamens.

For Copic colors I used Yg11, G20, and BV01 for the center. For the Stamens I used Y00, Y11, and Y13.

I decided to hold off making a card for this image instead choosing to frame it. For now I have hung it in my Craftroom. Hmm…maybe it will help me think of the hot summer days to come!

Until next time thanks for dropping by! I hope you have a wonderful week, filled with sunshine!

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