Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Cardinal

Hello Everyone!!!  My goodness I've been busy lately - what about you??  I'm going to be teaching the Brisbane Copic Certification class on Monday and have been busy preparing all the things I'm going to take!!  I also have a tutorial on the 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!!!  :)

11 comments:

Marisa said...

Wish I was closer so I could come to your Copic class :( Gorgeously coloured cardinal and I love the MS border punch youused. Lovely layering of nesties too. Great Christmas card.

Leigh said...

I liked that sketch too Kathy and fully intend to use it. Gorgeous card and I now have those Echo Park papers, had to purchase some after seeing your cards.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice job with the bird, he looks good amongst all of your papers, and great to see you altering the colour of the ribbon, watch out it is addictive!

Jenny said...

Love how your image works with the patterned paper. All the best for your class. P.S. I re labelled all my Copics with the paper tape and also got those pinks that you recommended yo me. Thank you xxx

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Kathy! so classy and elegant and rich with layers and wonderful details!

velta said...

Oh how I envy you and wish I could be there with you to learn....you have always had the best coloring skills...yeah, just a little bit green with envy...but I love your work so much...I keep coming back...Thanks for your inspriation girl !!!

Jean McKenzie said...

What a beautiful card Kathy! Love those papers and just had to order them after seeing this card. Your shading as usual is gorgeous!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the way you layer your nestabilities Kathy, it looks great!

Sharon x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! You did an amazing job coloring that beautiful Cardinal! Love all the layers & embossing!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, fabulous coloring and great papers with this cardinal.

Beate said...

Wow! GORGEOUS card. I love the paper you chose, your dry embossed background, the layers and of course your beautiful coloring.
Hugs and smiles

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