The last of my catch-up blog posts! Assuming that I haven’t made more cards than I’ve blogged between scheduling this post and it being published, I am completely caught up.
Ahem. This is the last of my catchup blog posts that I had intended completing before I started the 30-day colouring challenge in September. I had been keeping this card for when I was completely caught up as my expression would match his if I ever actually managed to do that 🙂 But if I wait until there are no more cards that need to be blogged then I will never ever post this.
I saved this monster and his little teddy until last because I really like the way it turned out.
The texture on the monster was nerve-wracking to do — basically using the chisel tip of a Copic 0 marker to lift tiny triangles of colour — but worked really well.
The teddy bear colours — YR24, YR27 and E37 — have become one of my go-to colour combinations. I don’t actually have that many standard blends — I tend to pick markers fresh for each image — though I do keep thinking I should create a Copic combination notebook for ones I really like.
The watercolour background panel was a complete fluke. I’d made a couple of other background panels and had some paint left over. I didn’t want to waste it so I just swiped stripes of it across a spare bit of paper and it turned into this. The darker frame edge was created by blending over a layer of Distress ink.
And the sentiment seems to echo his expression perfectly.
This is how cards from the “spares” box should turn out 🙂
Paper Makeup – Argus with teddy
Tim Holtz – crazy talk
Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
Distress ink pad – vintage photo
Versafine – onyx black
Daniel Smith watercolour paints
- Copic markers:
monster body – BV02, BV04, BV08
monster eyes – Y15, Y26
spots, mouth, horns – RV25, RV29
teddy – YR24, YR27, E37
teddy eyes – Y26
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Crafter’s Companion – kings blue pearl
Another catch-up post. This card was made on 1st September 2016 as part of a brief blitz on my PHD box.