Monday, 5 November 2007

New toys!

Wheeee! Postie brought me new toys this morning :o)

Out in blogland, I keep seeing people doing lovely colouring with Copic markers and I really fancied having a go. Here in the UK, they're ferociously expensive though so I hunted around and found some single markers at a reasonable price on eBay so I could get some 'close' colours to have a play and see if I liked using them. Here's my first attempt:

(Sorry Janice - it's the daisies again but I do love 'em and I get to keep this one!).

I tied this in with one of the challenges going on in the Big Weekend Challenge over at CBC and made a storage box for Primas etc by covering the top of an empty chocolate box with some DCWV card and adding some grosgrain around the sides.

If you fancy a play with Copics, Lisa Silver's tutorial here is a really great place to pick up some pointers to get you started.

Here's a close-up of those colour transitions. I'm quite happy with this for a first attempt but if any of you experts are looking then any hints and tips are always gratefully received :o)

Supplies: Daisy Jar stamp (CHF), Brilliance Coffee Bean ink, Clearnsnap Chalk Ice Blue ink, Copic Sketch markers: Y11S Pale Yellow, Y15S Cadmium Yellow, Y26S Mustard, YG09S Lettuce Green, G07S Nile Green. DCWV textured white core card, sandpaper, copper brads, copper gel pen, chocolate brown grosgrain.

As ever, photos are clickable for bigger versions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Farmersgirl said...

Ooh lovely Joanne.


Flossie's Follies said...

This is beautiful, your coloring and blending is great.

Caroline said...

I love that soft blending, very subtle. Lovely overall effect.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Clever clogs! This is fab Joanne!!!

Courtney Fowler said...

Those dasies are just beautiful! I've been drooling over those markers as well. Sigh... maybe someday!

Rhi said...

wowee! Stunning effect there Joanne. Its very like watercolours with the detail and shade.

mimihas5 said...

You did a lovely job coloring the daisies with the Copic markers. :)


My Paper World said...

Your colouring looks fabulous! Love the daises too!

All Pink girl said...

Wow geat effect ,love your daises ,Dawnx

Sencie said...

Beautiful!!! : )

EllePiggo said...

Fantastic results!! Its fab.:)