Monday, October 17, 2011

Pink Trees

 Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I went to Sacramento to attend an Intermediate Copic certification class and had a great time. The class was taught by Debbie Olson, who made the class fun and informative. The content covered colored theory, much like you would find in a college design class, but presented from a Copic perspective. I've been guilty of not taking my coloring very seriously. I always tell myself it's just a card, why take the time to decided on my light source before starting. Now, I'm feeling creatively rejuvenated in general and inspired to take a little more time with my coloring.

 For my card, I first cut a piece of Pure Luxury White to 3 3/4 by 5 inches and sponged Memento Angel Pink on the top.

 Added a touch of sponging to the center with Memento Cantaloupe.

Sponged a bit of Memento Rose Bud ink at the top. 

Stamped the trees, from Farm Life, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

 I used Copic markers to color, starting with RV21.

 Added RV25.

 Added RV19.

Then used BG02 to card some shadows. 

For the trunks and fence I started with E31.

Then added E59. 

I colored in some ground with YG03. 

Then used YG91 over it to tone it down a bit. 

Added some shadows with YG93. 

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves around the bottom edges. 

Then I add a corner bow, like on this card, I like to tie a bow around something small, like an ink pad. 

Then I turn it over and snip the ribbon on the backside. 

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx, then wrapped the trimmed ribbon around the corner and adhered. I stamped the sentiment, from Sending Sunshine, on vellum and adhered with brads. The card base is Pure Luxury Passionate Pink.

Thanks for popping in. Have yourself a fab day!


Sonya said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the bow tip. Beautiful!


Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous coloring, Theresa! Love the bow tip too! It was awesome taking the class with you!
hugs, Sharon

lakergirl said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE- reminds me of these trees in N.C.*** I am tired of fall already...Just beautiful~

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful trees! I love the bow idea, too. Terrific!!

naneruth said...

Lovely card and a wonderful bow tip you gave us!

Melanie said...

You don't give yourself enough credit to say you haven't been taking your coloring seriously enough after years of fantastic Copic tutorials! You go, girl! This is gorgeous, love these pinks!

Donna said...

Very Pretty in PINK!! And thanks for the little tip with the bow. Wonderful and quick and easy shortcut.