Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine's Cutie

Hi everyone - Bonnie here.  What?? you say.... 
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 ~


  1. Bonnie...this is adorable and your coloring skills are great! Such a cute little image :)

  2. Oh, yes, Bonnie! I have the exact same problem - the light source for shading. I guess it's because I don't have any kind of an art background. I think it does get easier though. Your coloring looks fabulous - I can see the shading in the hair and it's great! I haven't quite got the knack of shading hair yet AT ALL. LOL

    I love your card and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

    As a side note, I joined the ribbon club in December and am loving it! I'm using way more ribbon on my cards than I ever did before. Great quality ribbon - thank you!

  3. Gorgeous and lovely card. The ribbon is fantastic.

  4. Adorable card, Bonne! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. What a sweet image, your card is fantastic. I love how you used the ribbon.

  6. Bonnie this turned out adorable as can be-glad you knocked the rust off and joined us.
    I have a hint for light source. I take a cloth napkin and scrunch it and sit it in front of me, it shows the light and dark and makes sense when I color.
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Oh this is so cute!!:) Sandra H

  8. ♥♥♥AWWWWWW Bonnie I ♥ your card,coloring,scrunching ribbon!!! you did a beautiful job and your coloring and picture skills are perfect!!!! Light source is good too, better than what im using right hahaha, omgosh you are a silly gal!♥♥♥


  9. OMgosh you are talking about the coloring light source, well i was talking about the lighting........ oh boy cheryl wake up!!!!!LoL hahahahahahahaha anyways you did awesome on your coloring, no biggie for light source, just enjoy what your doing is what i say :) its all about the fun, no wrong or right way :)

  10. How cute - I just got this spellbinder die set and love it - love your scrunched ribbon.

  11. I think your card looks great. I especially love the scrunched ribbon! Your coloring looks fine! Don't worry about all the "artists" who spend 30 minutes coloring a card focal to get it just right. I don't have issues with the light source, but I had art classes years ago, in my previous life. I got Promarkers for Christmas and its my first time with alcohol markers. I've been using Prisma pencils and OMS up til now, so there is a bit of a learning curve. Just gives us both more of an excuse to 'practice', right?

  12. your card is adorable and fantastic coloring.
    I stay away from doing any coloring whenever possible. Even as a kid I didn't like coloring; was to much of a tom-boy I guess

  13. Definitely a cutie! Love that image and the word art is awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  14. This card is so adorably cute and I love the look of the scrunched ribbon. Great coloring, too! I'm so thrilled to see you found a little time to "play", too!


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