Howdy, crafters! Today I have a card for you I created just for fun and because I wanted to practice my Copic coloring. You guys always compliment me on my coloring skills (Thank you, by the way!) but they don’t just materialize. I wish! I spend a lot of time coloring images, experimenting with techniques and colors, to improve my skills.
Today’s card features a super cute digital image by kajsansscrapblog.blogspot.se. I don’t understand most of it because the blog is in Swedish, but you can find more cute birds as freebie digis here and if you want to support the artist by buying some digi stamps, you can do so here.
Originally, I had only wanted to color the ribbon and practice light sources, but of course I ended up coloring the chick and the twig as well. Inspired by Sandy Allnock, I got out my blue markers and started to create a background (heck, I need a reason to buy refills, so I went nuts). I actually started with the darkest color on the outside so I could blend towards my highlight in the center. I took quite a few layers of color and it’s not as streaky in real life as it looks in the photo. But hey, it’s a stormy winter night, so some streaks are totally ok 😉
I cut the piece of Copic friendly paper down to size and used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 dies to give it a stitched edge. The scalloped mat was die cut with Lawn Fawn dies after I had created my own glitter paper (you can see me do it here XXXX). The two layers are held together with adhesive from my ATG gun, and they are mounted to the black card base with foam tape.
For the card base, I used a Lil Inkers cover plate for the cross stitching (LOVELY in real life) and then added a few sparkling clear sequins and dots from my white gel pen for contrast. I also added a few dots around the colored image just to tie everything together.
Lastly, the sentiment is by CAS-ual Fridays and was heat embossed with white embossing powder. White pigment ink usually doesn’t stand out a whole lot, so I thought white embossing would give me the best contrast and it did.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you liked the project and check out the digi stamps by the Swedish artist Kajsan, they are lovely!