Sunday, February 6, 2011

First try with my copics

I have been very productive the past few days and that's with me going to bed earlier now that I have to be up early for school and kinder drop offs!!
Last year I went to The Picture to Page Craft show in geelong and did a quick workshop using copics and I fell in love with them.... For a long time after that i didn't think about them but then Bec over at Bizzy becs was having a copics sale so decided to purchase a few colours in consultation with Bec. Once I received them I think I only coloured with them once and just didn't like the reults and decided it was all too hard!! In the mean time my friend sam over at sew many crafts started buying Copics and colouring her images with them and I just love the way the images look!! She does such an amazing job!!! So anyway, after so long not using them I decided to give them a go and in the past week I've been mucking around with the few colours I have trying to make an image look half decent. And last night I coloured Tilda and I think I am quite happy with how it turned out!!. I'm not sure if I have used them the way i am supposed to and not sure if the skin colour is right but all in all I think it looks ok. I didn't use lighter and darker colours I just used the one colour and kept going over it so  got darker and lighter areas! My other dilemma of course was I only a have a very limited colour selection so made it hard to try and put a card to gether but in the end I am so happy with the way my card turned out.
So the ingredients for my card are:
Papers - Magnolia
Ribbon and Lace: Magnolia
Brads - Magnolia
Doilie - Bizzy Becs
Stamp: Magnolia coloured  with copics (Skin - E00, E02, Dress - B32, Flower - R20, R24, Hair - E31,E57, Shoes - E57) and H20's (socks and flecked through hair)
I punched out three daisy's and and put them together to create the flowers.
So i Guess you want to see my card!! LOL!!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
* Copic Creations - We're Cool ( not too sure if I qualify)
* Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
* Little Claire Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
* Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge - Sketch
* Speedy the Cat's Challenge - Self made flowers
* Tickled Pink Stamps - Punches (did not qualify)
* All That Scraps Weekly Wed Challenge - Anything Goes

Well that's it for tonight!!

Until Next Time... Enjoy!!xx


  1. Congratulations Leath you did an amazing job. The colouring is fantastic and once you start you will be hooked too!! LOL. I love how your flowers look will have to teach me that one.

  2. Thanks Sam!! I guess it's all trial and error really isn't it!! Need to get more colours now so i can play more!! LOL!!

  3. Oh wow your card is beautiful

  4. Oh my gosh, you've done an AMAZING job coloring your card. I can't believe it was your first try with Copics. Thanks so much for playing along in the Catch the Bug challenge with Bugaboo stamps. I hope you'll join us again with more of your lovely cards!

  5. Such a cute card. Great colouring for your first Copic card. Lovely colour choices as the main colours - pink and blue.

    Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's first challenge.

  6. Very cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  7. Great work with the Copics Alethea, one day I'll be brave enough to try them too! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's Store Challenge, great job with the sketch, hope to see you playing again next month ♥

  8. Such a sweet card!!! Nice flowers too!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  9. You did awesome with your Copic's, well done!
    Thanks for joining in February's Challenge at Bizzy Bec's Challenge Blog.
    Sue xo

  10. Hi sweetie I think you have done a great job with your copics even more so as its your 1st time. There are no rules to what colours you use or how many art is in the eye of the beholder & so it should be what you see & like, everyone colours differently hun you have done a really fabulous job I love it!!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  11. wow fantastic coloring for your first time, thanks for playing along with us at the Bug!

  12. You colored Tilda beautifully and your flowers are perfect!
    Thank you for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

  13. Such a sweet card! Love your Tilda and the little flowers you created next to her!

  14. Lovely little card, fabulous colours and I love the image. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Little Claires, Heidi x

  15. so very sweet.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

  16. wow- lookin pretty cool to me! lol Just adorable! thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!

  17. Alethea, I'm quite ashamed of my coloring with Copics when this is your first try! Tilda looks darling! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Catch the Bug! :D MWAH!


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