Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Blessings

Look Ma, no sponging... Or at least not much. I was in the mood for a cleaner look today. I pulled out an image I colored over the weekend, from a Gina K set called Christmas Blessings, illustrated by Asela Hopkins.

My mom came over on Saturday and she brought her Copic markers for my to try out. This was my first time using Copics, and, wow, they were so much fun to use. I have a few other images I colored that I will share soon.

The card stock colors on this card are for the color challenge at SCS today, to use Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft.


After I colored the image, I went back with a white Sakura gel pen and added some "snow" to the roof line and trees. For the sky, I used some water colors and sponging. I was afraid to try to do sky using Copics, until I practice more.

Did you notice the sentiment treatment? I was playing around with my SU large oval punch and my new flourish punch from EK Success.

The oval fits right inside the flourish.

Here is one where I used two punched flourishes in two colors. Sorry for the blurry picture.

Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is fill with happiness!

17 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Theresa. I love the elegant look it has. Another masterpiece!
Take care
Karen

Deb Wood said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! I love this stamp!! Awesome coloring!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

How clever are you to fit the oval into the flourish! The two flourishes together are really cute together too! Beautiful coloring job, Theresa!

Elena said...

Very beautiful Christams card! Love your Copic coloring! Your ideas with punch are brilliant!

Stampin_Melissa said...

I immediately noticed the sentiment and wondered how you did it. Thanks for sharing! Your card is beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

You are so so clever, lovely work.

Cathy said...

Great card and I love the sentiment detail.
So are you converting to copic markers now that you have played with them? You work is beautiful with your Koh-i-Nor and OMS.
I'll be back tomorrow

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the flourish over the oval!! Your coloring is beautiful!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful snowy winter scene!!! And I'm totally gonna borrow that awesome layered tag look since I love layering sentiments!!!!

debinicol said...

Well, isn't that a clever way to use those flourishes...love it! great framing.
debi nicol at yahoo dot com

craftimamma said...

Beautiful colouring of the scene and I noticed the unusual sentiment immediately. Thanks for sharing the 'how to'. Really lovely card and as you say, such a nice clean look.

Catherine said...

oh how cool is this...love it!

Shirley said...

A really bright and cheerful Christmas card! It really says let's celebrate the reason for the season.

fishlips said...

Wow Theresa your coloring on this is amazing wow ...just fantastic looking!!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What beautiful little snow-covered trees! And that flourish on the oval is simply brilliant!!!
hugs, Jami

Donna said...

what a beautiful card - love the way you did your flourish~clever woman!

Julia Aston said...

Boy - you sure learned how to use to Copics quickly! I love how you colored this church - and what a fun way to 'wrap' your sentiment! thanks for sharing your idea!!