CopicOz Blog today showing how to colour blue skies, I'd be really thrilled if you stopped by there! I've used this cute Cardinal stamp for the tutorial using the airbrush and figured I may as well turn it into a card!! :) Today I was able to play along with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge! YAY!! I love Mercy's sketches and this one is a beauty!!
I actually started by stamping the Cardinal from JustRite's Backyard Birds set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and then airbrushed the sky with B000 and then coloured the rest of the image with Copics (E29, E33, E35, E37, G24, G28, R22, R24, R29, Y21, Y35, 0). Next I was inspired by Mercy's Sketch to follow and created a base of Always Artichoke and layered with Very Vanilla. The vanilla was embossed with the Snowflakes EF and lighted sponged with Antique Linen. The next layer is some yummy Echo Park Merry Christmas paper. On top of that is a piece of Riding Hood Red that I've punched across the bottom with the MS Loop punch. The vertical panel is yet more of this beautiful Echo Park DP! Now Mercy's sketch called for a square, but I'd already cut my Cardinal with a circle, so I've added a scallop layer and popped it up over a Label 1 Very Vanilla panel that I've embossed and run my E51 marker around the edge for a little definition! Now I thought this needed some ribbon (and a bow!! LOL!!!) and I dug out of my stash this luscious ruffled suede ribbon that I got at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I thought it need a little extra, so after much rummaging, I found some red gingham - but it was red and white and I needed cream.......soooooo, I coloured it with a bit of E51 Copic and toned all that white down!! :) Perfect!! Finished off with a bow and added a few pearls to the top corners! :)
Stamps - Backyard Birds (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Echo Park Merry Christmas DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Label 1, Large Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Loop Punch, Ruffled Suede Ribbon, Red Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kasiercraft Latte Pearls, Foam Tape.
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting!!! :)