Hello crafters, I hope your start into the new week is fantastic. And if not, I have something to brighten your day.
As you may know, I love critters with character. And the German artist Jessa Feig has a ton of free digital stamps on her website that are exactly to my liking. Today, I’m coloring up Cookie Jar, the unicorn.
I’ve been enjoying the color and videos by Sandy Allnock on YouTube. I especially like how she creates backgrounds from literally nothing. So today I wanted to create a background with my Copic markers, and not use Distress Inks as I would usually do. Of course, my background is by far not as involved Sandy’s, but I have to start somewhere, right?
When I saw the unicorn first, I immediately pictured it in the night scene. That’s why I went with dark blues for my sky and then added a few Liquid Pearls accents for the stars.
Cookie Jar himself was easy to color: just a few warm grays to give her some shading. And since it’s a girl unicorn, the mane had to be pink. Had to be! Of course I couldn’t resist adding some rainbow colors on the horn of the unicorn and then adding some additional glitter and Glossy Accents to make it shine even more.
Since I used relatively thin Copic friendly paper, my colors of course bled through to the backside of the front panel. This is one of the main reasons why I usually don’t do one layer Copic cards. Until now, when I had an epiphany. I simply cut a piece of paper slightly smaller than the front panel (maybe 1/8 of an inch smaller on the long and the short side) and then adhered this piece of paper on the inside of my card. That covers up all the bleeding and from the outside it still looks perfectly like a one layer card. It even looks pretty neat on the inside if you use the same type of paper, because then the whites will match.
I’m sending this card to the following challenges: Addicted to stamps and More #144 “CAS”.