Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pink Christmas Owl


Hi everyone, today is so much slower and nicer.  :-)
Todays card came about as I wanted to do my second 'Pink' entry into the CraftMad Girls Night In competition.  Also I spied a challenge over at Mad for Markers all about the Copic Blender Pen and thought I should try that as I really don't use my blender pen much.  I use it for my mistakes.
My friend Helen was kind enough to lend me her Annie's Attic Copic Colouring Guide book which I read the same night as I discovered the challenge.  It has a lot of handy info about colouring and using the Blender Pen.  I discovered the Copic Blender Pen is full of alcohol solution and no pigment.  When you use it near a colour it actually pushes the colour away from it.  Here I was thinking it was sucking my mistakes up.  It was actually pushing them back over the line.

Ok, my card.  I started with the sketch from over at Sketch Saturday.  Out came my white base card which I layered with Stampin Up (SU) Pretty in Pink which I have run through an embossing folder.  Next a layer of SU Rose Red.  The wavy pink paper were scraps I found in my collection which I topped with the SU patterned paper.  I used my Spellbinder Scallop Edged Circle to cut out this fantastic Owl image from Cardmadfairy.  I coloured it with my Copics and yes, my blender pen got a work out although most of it you can't see.  On the branch I used the blender pen along the top edge to lighten the brown so it looked like snow and I added the Kindy Glitz.  The furry bits on the hat I tried my first time at feathering with C1 grey and then going over with the blender pen just to give a nice soft edge to it...then covered with Kindy Glitz.  In real life you can still see all of this.  Then with the blender pen I added the dots to the hat.   Nope, didn't add any Kindy Glitz. lol
Finished the the card with a thin strip of SU Rose Red and a 'Glad Tidings' rub on.

Wishing you all a terrific Tuesday.

So I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


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16 comments:

  1. OH I absolutely love this pink christmas card, awesome image and fabulous pinks!!!

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  2. What a lovely card Merry! I am so glad you joined in at mad for markers!!
    Alicia xx

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  3. What a cool pink Christmas card and love the happy-chappy owl.

    xxx Monica

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  4. Christmas in pink - how lovely and unusual...! We all think of red and green, but this is perfect for anyone who loves pink!

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  5. creating a beautiful and brilliant colors!
    Greetings Baukje

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  6. What a fab, fun Christmas card Merry that image is so cute I am also loving the colours and design.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  7. so adorable! love that you used those colors for a holiday card.

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  8. Very pretty and adorable!!
    Love all the pnk!! Another amazing card!!

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  9. Oooh, I love owls Merry and your non-traditional card is totally fab!!

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  10. What a "hoot" of a card! HEHE! Just couldn't resist! :P

    I have been using my blender pen lately but notice that after it pushes my mistakes away it then feathers back out and looks worse than when I started! Any suggestions?

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  11. Lovely card & I love the colour.
    Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers.
    Cheers
    Melissa

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  12. Thank you for joining the DT from Sketch Saturday with your wonderfull card, fab colors and coloring too..Hugs Terry xxx

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  13. What a cute card...Love the little owl, thanks for joining us at mad for markers hugz ashlee

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