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Monday, November 08, 2010

Deck the Halls

I finally finished the third and final christmas card using the Bo-Bunny Winter Joy dp. This one was a little tougher for me to finish. I had such a hard time figuring out what to do for the sentiment - nothing looked right, it was always too big and I have this issue with not wanting to cover up too much of the dp so I opted for stamping directly on the dp instead. I couldn't find a sentiment any bigger that wasn't too big for the space so I settled for the 'deck the halls' stamp from Amy R's Winter Sentiments set (I love this stamp set by the way and the 'settling' had nothing to do with the set, lol). I can't say I'm too impressed, I like the overall layout and the embellishments but I wish I could have come up with something better for the sentiment. Oh well, more challenge for next time.

I am impressed though with the copic colouring. I tried something new this time. Usually I colour with the lightest colour first, make my shadows with the darker colour then go over the entire area with the lighter colour. Since the purples I have are little deeper than I wanted, I put down the shadows first with the darker colour and then blended the edges with the lighter colour and then went over the whole thing with the lighter colour. So even though I only have the two colours V15 and V17, this technique made it seem like I was using a mid colour as well. And to finish it off I used the clear Spica pen for Birgitta's wings and some Frosted Lace Stickles on the fur around her hat.

Oh yes, something else I tried new this time was to outline Santa Birgitta with the BG000 copic. I liked how that that turned out too. I think it gives her a sweet little glow. I'm entering this card in the All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge - Double Challenge Week.

Paper: Bo-Bunny Winter Joy dp, mauve cs, white Bella cs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, copics
Accessories: Bella Dots, ribbon from stash, Frosted Lace Stickles, Clear Spica pen

1 comment:

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Your coloring looks AMAZING Caroline. I always color darkest to lightest which works out best for me. And outlining her with the BG00 Copic was perfect. It really makes it come to life and not look so flat. Again....AMAZING job you did. Oh....and the sentiment is great. I am the WORST at placing sentiments on my cards, so I "feel your pain". LOL

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