They have forecast rain for us down here in the South East corner of England, well I wish it would hurry up and arrive, it was unbearable in bed last night. Again it was uncomfortable up here so I took myself and my Spectrums into the garden yesterday and spent most of the day practising, the results of which are posted below. Luckly I had already made my Card for the Lili of the Valley Challenge which this week is Roses.
Again I have used Spectrum Noirs to colour the image this time I went for a Bright combo, as I say the only way to get the best out any new Markers is to experiment. The papers are both by Magnolia and I have used Lili of the Valleys Emma Plant Pot image. The gorgeous unusual flowers are from the Ribbon Girl. A Doo Hickey Border die wa used for the border and a Die-namics Doily die from Dies to Die for has been popped behind the image. I think I have fulfilled the criteria for the theme this week Roses they are everywhere.
As this card is being sent to a very dear friend I have also decorated the inmside, using the same papers, roses and some frayed finger bandage
The Spectrum Noirs used to colour Emma:
Flesh: 25, 29, 109, 139, Bag, Hat Ribbon: 57, 68, 171, 178, Leaves: 42, 175, Dog: 91, 97, Roses, Plant Pot: 17, 147, 196.
Now here are 3 images I coloured up yesterday, I am really enjoying playing with my Speccies (yes they are so dear to me they have a nickname already), I was determined to get the best from the markers rather than leaving them on my desk and just looking at them, which is what I did when I first started collecting Copics they actually sat on my desk for months and I hated them just couldn’t understand how to use them properly.
The first two images are digis from the lovely Make It Crafty collection, I choose these as they had large areas of hair, flesh and cloths to practise on
The final image is a Sugar Nellie Adorable Image - Melissa , and this one was chosen to see how they worked with Pencil Sketches, I am really pleased with the result
Have a lovely day, see you tomorrow