Mice and blackberries are the perfect combination for a birthday card for my mum and I was lucky that two bits of inspiration turned up at just the right time.
Yes it's another Power Poppy floral card — rudbeckias and berries this time — but at least I changed up the usual pink and purple Copic palette for a more autumnal one, and then finished it off with coloured pencils.
I had run out of bunnies, I wasn't being inspired by the ones I was finding online and I couldn't possibly make anything other than a bunny birthday card, so there was only one thing left to do: design my own.
This card was an exercise in finding balance between "it's a big birthday, let's shout it from the rooftops" and my own "age is a meaningless number" aversion to drawing attention to it. I'm happy with the compromise...
This is what happens when I ask for suggestions for a card design: I end up designing a digi stamp from scratch and having to work out how to colour distressed yellow metal, all to create "steam duck".
I stretched the timescales in finally getting around to completing this free Copic class, a mere six years after signing up for it. It's always interesting to try a different approach to an established skill.
I may have run out of bunny digi stamps, but I still have plenty of Power Poppy ones waiting to be coloured. I chose these tulips to make an Easter card for my mum and my aim was to use some softer, more pastel, colours and not immediately reach for the super-saturated vivid reds and… Continue reading Easter tulips
This is the second version of the Mother's Day card I made, and I have to say, this is my favourite of the two. I like the way it fills the card front. I've often had problems coming up with a layout I like when trying to fit a complete flower arrangement on a card:… Continue reading More Magnolia Sunshine
Well, I hadn't planned on taking a two-month break from blogging. And I had, vaguely, planned on catching up with writing up the things I hadn't blogged so I would have some scheduled posts as a buffer when I did start posting again. But here I am, on the 1st of June, typing away about… Continue reading Mother’s Day Magnolia Sunshine
Copic markers: dragon - green - YG03, YG17, B34dragon - blue - B97, B95, B93, B32seed - E55, E53, E50, G21sky - B000, B00, B01, B12clouds - W00, W1 Supplies: digital stamps:Lee Holland Art - make a wish dragonpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in July 2020 and finally given a… Continue reading Just coloured: dragon on dandelion seed
Copic markers: skin - BV20, E21, E00spines - E42, E43, E44, E47background - YG61grass - YG61 (base), YG03, YG63, YG17flowers - RV09, B34, G07 Supplies: digital stamps:Lee Holland Art - hedgehog with ladybirdpaper and card:Neenah Solar White 216gsm This image was coloured in July 2020.
Copic markers: red/brown - E37, E99, YR27, E97Light brown - E53, E51, E50ear pink - R20 The scene was created using colours from the mini Copic course: Autumn Scenes. Supplies: digital stamps:Lee Holland Art - squirrel with beepaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm
Copic markers: dragon (red) - B23, R59, R46, R37, R17dragon (cream) - BV0000, YR30, YR20, YR31claws - YR20 base, W4, W2, W0flame - YR09, YR04, Y17, Y02smoke - W4, W2, W0path - E41, E42, E43, E44, Y28grass - B34, YG17, YG03clouds - C3, C2, C1, C00, B000sky - B23, B12, B01 Supplies: digital stamps:The Paper… Continue reading Just coloured: dragon on a country path
Copic markers: unicorn - R56, R85, R83, R81unicorn hair - R39, R56, R85hooves & horn - E51, E53, E55grass - YG25, YG63flowers & butterflies - V12, V15, V17, BV17, W5background - B000, C00, C0 Polychromos pencils: 268 green gold, 125 middle purple pink, 142 madder, 129 pink madder lake, 103 ivory Supplies: digital stamps:Lee Holland… Continue reading Just coloured: unicorn
Copic markers: skin - E50, E21, BV00hair - E09, YR27, YR24dress - Y17, YR16, YR09green - BG93, BG96, BG99 Supplies: digital stamps:The East Wind - Lucy Loo punk will never diepaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in February 2019.