The frenzy of Christmas card making, Christmas itself, and New Year always combine to leave me run-down and uninspired in January. Add in having a horrible cold over Christmas, the exceptionally cold grey miserable weather, and the horror show that is UK and US politics at the moment and it has been a nightmare trying to find the least bit of creative mojo.
But you have to start somewhere, so I got out my Copic markers and coloured up this odd little bird and his bee buddy, outlining the bird to make him stand out a bit more.
In the spirit of both trying something new and using never-used stash, I added some texture to the clouds and grass with some Flower Soft.
I also added some fine detail to the flowers and the bee with some Atyou Spica pens and, of course, those big eyes just called out for a layer of glossy accents.
- Copic markers:
bird body – Y15, Y19, Y38
bird beak – YR12, YR15, YR18
bird eyes – B000, B0000
bee – T0, T2, T4, Y15, Y19
light blue flowers – BG01, BG05
dark blue flowers – B14, B16
leaves & grass – YG09, G07
- digital stamps:
From The Hearts Stamps – bee happy birdbrain
Lawn Fawn – flirty frames (sentiment)
Mama Elephant – landscape trio
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Papermill Direct – plain – azure blue
My Favorite Things – hybrid ink – black licorice
Versafine – smoky gray
Flower Soft – polar white, meadow
Flower Soft glue
Copic multiliner SP black 0.25
Ranger glossy accents