Happy Wednesday crafters! I’ve been a little under the weather recently so felt it was time for some colouring therapy. Before I start, I just have to give a little shout out to Alyce from Kit and Clowder for helping me improve upon my first attempt. It’s not perfect, but definitely an improvement. Practice makes perfect!

Today’s card features three new things: 1) no line colouring; 2) an actual rubber stamp (other than a background); and 3) a cute little stamp from the brand Stamping Bella. It’s a new year and time to try new things and challenge yourself, right? Never one to do things by half!

I started out by stamping the Stamping Bella Morning Glory stamp onto some 210gsm Clare Fontaine DCP paper with some Copic-friendly MFT Grout Gray Hybrid Ink.  The lines on this stamp are so fine and the ink is so light I had to stamp it twice to enable me to see it. I then used my Copic markers to colour her in, finishing up with a couple of Prismacolor pencils in white, dark brown, grey and green to add fine detail and ground the image.

Copic Markers Used
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR24, YR26, E99, E15
Greens: G12, YG09, G17, G29
Blue: B12, B24, B26, B39
Background: BG000, Prismacolor Pencil in Silver

When finished, I cut the panel down, mounting it onto an A6 top folding white card base and a small strip of card coloured with two blue markers. I cut a sentiment strip from a scrap of green cardstock, snipped the end off into a banner and white heat embossed the sentiment from the MFT Essential Sentiments set. I foam mounted this and added some sequins, letting the colouring be the main focus of the card.

And just to prove that not all cards come out perfect every time, this is my first attempt before I sought advice from Alyce. I made a mistake in trying to use the sample image on the stamp packaging for guidance and ended up getting the light source completely wrong. I tell you, those Copic classes are worth every penny! I’m sure I’ll end up colouring her a couple more times to learn more about the lightsource and folds.