Howdy! For today's card I decided to limit myself to just a few Copic markers. I tend to reach for more markers, in the same color family, than I really need, so it's nice to remind myself that it really is possible to color and shade with just a few colors and a blender pen.
I stamped the covered bridge, on Pure Luxury Ivory, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and cut it out using Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels Eighteen.
I started with E57 to color the bridge, leaving some white space.
Then I used my blender pen all over the bridge, including the white spaces I had left. The blender solution allowed some of the brown ink to bleed into the white spaces and also pushed some of the ink through the paper, creating the blending I was looking for.
I wanted to bring some of the darker shading back in, so I used E57 again.
For the roof, foundation and rocks, I used N5, coloring deeper around the edges and lighter in the center.
Then I used the blender pen to lighten the areas I wanted highlighted.
Next, I used YG97 on the trees and shrubs.
Then I used the blender pen to push highlights in again.
For the stream, I used B41 and the blender pen.
After coloring, I sponged Memento Toffee Crunch around the edges of the die template, using my Jumbo Sponge Dauber.
I finally ordered the last two new Memento colors I needed, along with a few new Pure Luxury colors. This is PL Dusty Sage and the ink is Memento Olive Grove. I used Spellbinders new A2 Matting Basics B to cut out the Dusty Sage and sponged Olive Grove while still in the die template.
I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used Sandy Beach for the 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch card base. The sentiment is stamped on PL Ivory and adhered with Pop Dots. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!