Friday, 5 March 2010
Color Throwdown & 2 Sketches 4 You Challenges
This is my entry into the color throwdown # 82 and also the sketch challenge at 2 sketches 4 you.
I was over the moon when I saw the colours for this one as I had just got my Cosmo Cricket Early bird mini stack and couldn't wait to use it.
There is not a paper I do not like in this set they are all gorgeous.
And when I saw the gorg sketch from Kazan at 2 sketches I thought how nicely they would all combine.
I took inspiration from the very talented Jen del Muro at i (heart) 2 stamp and specifically this tutorial for those lovely glittery shiny chipboards so thanks Jen but mine aren't not quite as neat and smooth as yours but I'll def use this technique again I love the look.
I diecut a circle using my nestabillities and my bigshot and mounted it onto a punched scalloped circle, onto that I mounted (using foam pads - 2 layers in the middle and 1 layer at the outer edges) a gorgeous digi stamp from the Jane's bakery set at Squigglefly and coloured with my copics. This was my 1st attempt at using the copics and I obviously need a little more practice - I will be looking online for some tutorials - I don't think it helps that I only have a basic set of 12 colours and they are all quite dark, I think I need some lighter ones so I can build up the colour. If you have any tips please leave me a comment or send me an email - thanks.
The sentiment was printed and layered onto dp (this stamp is also in the Jane's bakery set).
Inside is another digi from the Jane's bakery set, which I paper pieced, and some DMC thread, a sentiment stamp from my stash not sure what range this came from (oops) and a corner flourish stamp from papermania.
Hope you like it, remember to let me know if you have any tips for colouring with copics.
As always sorry for the terrible photography x
Thanks for looking