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: