Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October!!

Fall is definitely in the air in Colorado!! There's a nip in the air this morning. Driving home from work last night, through Ute Pass Canyon the color was amazing! We don't get the reds and oranges of the East but those aspen can bring on the GOLD!

These two cards are from the leftovers of a card kit I sent in for swap. The swap was for Magnolia images but Hanglar & Stanglar images are so close I don't think anybody will mind.

Hanglar & Stanglar is a Swedish company that doesn't sell outside of Sweden or Norway. Fortunately, I have a Norwegian connection. This image of the little girl with a chicken is one that I own, but I also have a SCS friend that keeps me supplied with H&S images. She just sent this one to me as well. Hen girl is colored with Copics and highlighted with several different glitter pens. I also used a white Souffle' pen to "polka dot" her dress. The paper was double-sided polka dots and both sides are visible here.

Stamps: Hanglar & Stanglar FLICKA med HONA och AGG (girl w/chicken & egg); PaperTrey Ink (sentiment)
Paper: unknown
pattern; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Really Rust
Accessories: Copic markers, Prima flower, button, glitter pens, Souffle' pen, and Martha Stewart fence punch.


The second card used the ribbon in the kit and the other paper. I cut 3 ovals with my Nestabilities. The smallest oval was airbrushed in light blue/aqua. The rest of the details are the same.

Stamps: Hanglar & Stanglar FLICKA med HONA och AGG (girl w/chicken & egg); PaperTrey Ink (sentiment)
Paper: Unknown pattern; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Really Rust
Accessories: ribbon, Nestabilities, Copic markers and airbrush,
Souffle' pen, and glitter pens.

Finally, I wanted to share the back of my H&S girl. I haven't taken a formal Copic certification class but I have the good fortune to have another friend who is a certified teacher. I've been following her tips for a while now and love how my Copic coloring is turning out. Her #1 tip to me was to be sure the ink was saturating the paper. You can see from the back that I'm getting it well saturated! (Thanks, Heather!) A well saturated paper allows the Copic inks to flow together and blend.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Deb! Your coloring is awesome (I'm a little afraid of black hair and definitely need to practice that shading!), and the DPs add just the right vintage feel. Great sketches, too; are you sure you don't want to start a sketch challenge??

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  2. Awww...this is SUCH a CUTE Tilda!! :) I haven't seen this particular one yet, but I sure do love her. :) Great coloring!!

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