Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Copic attempt

Good Tuesday morning, everyone!! I'm feeling a bit better today. Got a little more sleep last night than Sunday night (did I mention I was up at 2:30 am Monday morning? Ugh!!) so I think that helped. I'm on my third load of laundry, my second cup of coffee, & I managed to finish a card that I had started last night.


I am very Copic-challenged. While I admire everyone's work done with these fabulous markers, I really can't get the hang of them. But....I thought while I was giving watercoloring a try, why not break out the Copics? So I did....& this is the result. While it's still not fantastic, it's probably better than my last few attempts. At least this one didn't end up in the circular file.

I stamped High Hopes' Fairy Princess onto Papertrey white with Memento ink. I've heard this is the best ink/paper combo, so I thought maybe it would help me in my quest to master these markers. I finally broke into my Basic Grey Bittersweet pad, & added some Bazzill Bling Red Carpet for the matting. I used last week's Friday Sketchers sketch for the layout. Added lots of bling with various Stickles & glitter, a bit of Saffron/Close to Cocoa background, then sprayed the whole image with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. I finished it off with some Primas & Dew Drops. Looking at the card now, I wish I had stitched my edges. I always think of something to do AFTER it's all put together.....

Thanks so much for visiting....now back to my laundry & I'd better run a few errands! We are in for lots & lots of snow tonight, so I think tomorrow will also be a stay-at-home day. Which is fine ....being sick has put me way behind in my domestic duties!!!!

23 comments:

Kathryn said...

Michelle--

Well as far as I'm concerned the coloring is just great...you see, there's multiple reasons why I stick to colored pencils, watercolors or Sharpies...Markers have never been my friends in general, as I just can't handle them quite right. One of these days I might get brave but...

What I really mean to say is that your card is lovely.

Have a nice rest of the day :)
--Kathryn

Kelly Schelske said...

Michelle, it looks fabulous!! Gorgeous papers and flowers, awesome Copic coloring!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

You, my friend, are too hard on yourself! This is LOVELY, and it's just as lovely as ALL of your cards! =) You are so talented. REALLY!! Glad you're on the mend... take it easy! -Anna.

Stressed Stamper said...

It looks great to me...get used to copic's I love them, though don't have many yet.

Sarah

Paula said...

You are waaaaay too hard on yourself...I think I'm gonna have to open a can of self-esteem (thought I was gonna say something else...didn't ya? wink!) on you... MAHVELOUS work...REALLY! Lovely coloring, lovely card (as USUAL!). Glad your feeling better!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Are you kidding me??!! Your copic work is FANTASTIC!! Wowie, girl.

Sue said...

You have done a great job using your copics, it looks brill, gorgeous card, ive gone back to me pencils at the mo!! LOL. sue.x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So pretty Michelle, love your colouring and the gorgeous glow. Hugs Nikki x

Annie said...

oh you did fabby with those copics! such an adorable card and gorgeous papers. I hope you feel better soon and get to the bottom of the laundry pile! hugs, annie x

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Michelle! Gorgeous colouring!

Lacey Stephens said...

This is gorgeous! You did an awesome job with the copics. Gald you are feeling better!
~Lacey

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous Michelle!! and I think your copic coloring is Fabulous!!...I like using prismacolor pencils over it...but am still have trouble with the copic shading...Hmm...I have glimmer mist...but am always afraid of ruining my image..maybe I'll have to try again....what kind did you use?...I'm so glad your feeling better!!...Hugs, Ila

Helena said...

Excellent card, I think you have done a brilliant job on the colouring. I have only just started colouring in stamps, I use Tim Holtz distress inks, don't even want to start on the copics, good grief I would be homeless, lol!!!

xxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Glad to hear you re feeling better today!!! Gorgeous coloring girl!!!! The whole card is goy-geous!!! I received the images in the mail and can't wait to get started. THANK YOU!!

Dawn said...

I am so glad to see you are working with Copics. I new you would rock with these. I love it Michelle. Great job.. Hope you sleep soon... Hugs.

Lil' Inker said...

Yeah you put my Copics to shame! You're GREAT with them! To be able to get that soft misty background with markers you've got to have SKILLS! I love this adorable image too, but my fave is the way you put the BG papers together. NICE!

Jackie said...

Love the sketch, your card and coloring...you always do such awesome work Michelle! tfs!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Michelle, you are being way too hard on yourself! This is fantastic! I would not have known you had switched to Copics unless you told me. Your blending is superb! This is beautiful. as usual!
I have tried all the mediums out there, and Copics were the most challenging of all. You are doing great with them!

Amy Sheffer said...

Copic-challenged??? Girl, you are a stinker for even saying that - this is INCREDIBLE!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Jan said...

Girl, you are way to hard on yourself! Your coloring is gorgeous as always, no matter what medium you use!

Bev said...

Looks pretty darn perfect to me Michelle - I won't even BUY them I am so terrified of them lol. You've made such a gorgeous card, love that sweet image

hugs Bev x

Anjou Krelovich said...

She's gorgeous! Your copic work is perfect. Don't even think about saying circular file.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

Hi from Australia! Wow - your colouring is FANTASTIC! And you thought you were the least-creative person on the planet! You have an amazing talent and your Gallery is jaw-dropping gorgeous. You go girl. I just subscribed to your Blog, so keep those cards coming!!

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