Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Marvelous You 2
This summer was the first and I hope not the last time, to see a live bear in the wild up close and personal!! So this set had a very speical meaning to me when I first saw it in TAC's Fall supplement. I have made other cards with it as you can SEE HERE, but this time I wanted to color it with my Copic markers and see what I could do with it. I love it even more colored!! I colored four of the images the same one morning and then set out to making cards in one of my favorite ways to create ..... with my scrapes!! Yes all I did was pull out scrapes that matched the colors I had used and then played. Playing is so important to people of all age ... weather it is with crafting supplies, computers, plants, food or what ever .... YES adults need to play too!!! Some of us feel like that sounds silly but how else are you going to keep your youth, have fun, escape, feel creative, solve a problem or release stress unless you play like you are young .... So EVERY ONE NEEDS TO PLAY!!
The paper I used for the fist two cards is Willoughby SCIC from TAC.
Here is how I stamped the inside of the first card. All of the word images you see in this post are included in the post but the tree images is a retired stamp.
On this card I added purple ribbon and used mounting cushion under the image to give it a raised look.
There are my favorite words in the set!
Here are the Copic markers I used to color the image ... yes there is only one E (brown) used .... since there is shading in the stamp that acts as the darkest color of brown. I stamped it with Memento Brown ink. Then I was able to shade one side of it by coloring over it a second time to give it a shaded look ... when I practiced coloring this image with more than one color of brown on the bear it was way too much and it looked more appealing to me with just the one E.
The next two cards I used scrapes from TAC's Natalie SWIC and dark brown paper. Notice I used three of the color codes from the paper as an accent piece on the top card.
On the last cards I tied the ribbon in three half knots at the bottom before it was attached to the card. The little colored embellishments on these cards are something I make my self and use as embellishments.