Yup, I actually made a card to share today. I find I don't get to spend nearly enough time crafting, so I'm going to be scheduling myself for blog posts so I have a reason to get creative.
Now you'll have to bear with me for a while as I find that I've become a bit rusty in my crafting skills. Yes - it's been that long!! I am taking an online course on copics too, so my coloring skills are certainly not on par with that of my amazing DT. They are just so talented that it's a bit intimidating to even come on and show my work, but I'm going to bit the bullet and do it anyway.
He's a close-up of my copic coloring. Not too shabby for a newbie I guess. I also 'stickled' her wings which looks really pretty and shimmery in person. I guess my photography skills need some work too! :)
I have the hardest time with the light source thingy. I just don't see it. I guess that's the hardest part for those of us who are not really that artistic. I'm sure it will get easier with practice.
Today I went with the good old scrunched ribbon technique for my card using 5/8" white satin w/grosgrain edge ribbon and 1/2" Scor-Tape. Scor-Tape works perfectly for this technique because it is so good and sticky. Just run a strip of tape across your card and then stick a little ribbon, scrunch it up a bit and repeat. Trudy made a great video tutorial for us on this techniqe a while ago and you can find it HERE.
The image I used on my card is Shy Cupid from Whimsie Doodles. She was colored, cut out and mounted on foam tape on several layers of Spellbinder die cuts. I just love my new Heart Circles die!! The design papers are from the Paper Studio. My card was made following the sketch on week #190 at Sketch Saturday.
Thanks for stopping by today. How many of you are just starting out with copics or other alcohol based markers? Do you find the light source and shading difficult to 'see' too??
~ Bonnie ~