Thursday, July 03, 2008

Bloomin Beautiful Copics

I hope you got this set from Stampin' Up! when you had the chance! It is so beautiful - Bloomin' Beautiful actually! heehee I am hoping it makes it into the Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog - but fo rnow, it's gone!
I colored this image using my Copics. I began by layering on B63 - several layers to achieve a darker color. Then I added B23 to the middles of most of the flowers, as well as along the shadow lines. Then I took the Colorless Blender 00 and went over the whole thing until I achieved the blending I wanted. For the leaves and vase, I only used YG67 and YR00 respectively. Many layers of color on the vase, then many layers on the outline and shadowing lines. For the leaves it was two layers of color on the entire leaf, then many layers of color around the edges of the leaf - then the Colorless Blender overall again until I achieved the desired outcome. I am sure this is not an original idea of mine - lol. It is what I came up with in order to use my limited Copic colors while still achieving the shadowing effects I want.
The Sakura Quickie Glue Pen - OH MY GOSH! I found this on my little shopping trip at CreativePlay last weekend while picking out the Sakura Stardust Glitter Pens. This is a MUST HAVE item! No kidding!! I used it to outline my large oval, as well as dot the centers of the flowers in the vase. Then applied the Blue Boy Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. The card just needed a little something more - so I took a chance and outlined the Almost Amethyst Prints Double-Sided Paper and applied the Blue Boy Glitter again - POP! This little gem of a glue pen is *THE EASIEST* glue applicator I have ever used or seen! RUN, don't walk, over to CreativePlayStamps and get yours today - and be nice and get some for your favorite stamping buddies too!
Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful (SU!), Thinking of You (CPS)
Cardstock: SU! Almost Amethyst, Garden Green & Almost Amethyst Prints DSP; Papertrey Stampers Select White
Copics: YR00, B63, B23, YG67, Colorless Blender 00
Accessories: Sakura Quickie Glue Pen; Blue Boy Ultrafine Transparent Glitter; SU! Large & Small Oval and Ticket Corner Punches, Dimensionals, Lt. Blue Narrow Organdy Ribbon (retired), White Eyelets, & Crop-a-dile. ENJOY!


Paula said...

This is very pretty, Juli. Ilove the glitter! I agree about the quickie glue pen. Great product!

Patti Gingrich said...

Simply lovely! Your coloring turned out great and the added glitter is so pretty. Ditto on the Quickie glue pen!