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

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

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

    xxx Monica

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

  5. creating a beautiful and brilliant colors!
    Greetings Baukje

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

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

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

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

  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?

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

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

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


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