Jul 9, 2013

Flutterby sweet butterfly

Hello and thanks so much for visiting. If you read my last post, I told you there that my Mojo has been gone and I really hadn't done much papercrafting before that. But what I did do (besides reorganizing my craft area), I looked at several copic tutorials and did some coloring just for the purpose of practicing. (Huge thanks to my Whimsy teamies for encouraging me with the copics!!) 

I do like how my coloring turned out, and I realized that if I look at the right tutorials copic coloring isn't really that hard after all.
Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call at the moment, and since I have been falling in love with these cute characters, I decided to enter my card to the Design Team call. These characters are just so much fun to color, not matter the coloring medium may be.



The image I used for today's card is called Fluttering by to say Hi from Tiddly Inks' Annabelle and Faythe collection.

 Copics used:
 Skin - E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair/Shoes: E31, E33, E35, E37
Dress: B0000, B000, B00, B02,B04
Wings & butterflies: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y17, B0000, B00
Flowers: B0000, B00, B02, B04, E31, E35, E37, 
Grass and stems: YG01, YG03, G21, G85, G99
Outline: B0000, colorless blender



Here is another view at the image. 



To create my card I went with one of my most favorite sketches. The image was cut out using cirlce nestabilities shape and then layered onto a double doily circle diecut (die from Whimsy Stamps). The designer paper is from one of the packs by My Minds Eye, from Hobby Lobby. I punched out some butterflies and a little flower using the matching designer paper. To finish it off I added some stitching, glitter and twine. The sentiment is from Whimsy's Summer Letter Seals sentiment set. The complete list of products used is below.


 I believe the Tiddly Inks DT call is open  until the end of the month. If you'd like to find out more simply click the logo below..



Products used:
Stamps: Fluttering by to say Hi(digi from Tiddly Inks), Summer Letter Seals (Whimsy Stamps), lavish flourishes (Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: My Minds Eye, Neenah, SU
Tools: double scallop circle doily die (Whimsy Stamps), corner die set (whimsy stamps),  circle nestabilities, scallop border punch (Su), flower punch (SU), butterfly punch (MS), janome sewing machine

Embellishments: twine, glitter, brads


Hope you all have a fabulous day, 
and good luck to anyone who enters the Design Team Call!!

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful work and awesome coloring

    Shelby

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  2. Yea! I'm so happy you finally like coloring with Copics! You did a great job! Even I can't color as well as you have and I have been using Copics for years.

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  3. this is a beautiful card, ellie, and an adorable image. it looks like you're a natural with copic colouring - good luck with the DT application.
    linda

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  4. I think your mojo is back Ellie because this is absolutely stunning and your colouring beautifully done that it could almost be a photograph.

    B x

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous card and so cute too.
    luv
    Debby

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  6. Your coloring is so perfect! Love the grass; that looks awesome. I just noticed that, because I find it so hard to do LOL. And ofcourse your card is great!!
    xxx Marianne

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  7. Ellie this is just stunning, love the image and you have coloured her beautifully, the papers are gorgeous and l like how you have punched the butterfly with a darker colour underneath it gives it a real lift - l may borrow that idea if you don't mind. Love it all x Susan x

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  8. What a beautiful job on this card, Ellie. I saw your work in the DT call gallery - and it caught my eye right away (I used the same image on my card). Love the design and your coloring. Best of luck! You sure color like a pro. i am going to try those Copics on my next head of hair!
    Hugs,
    Cathy xx

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