Sunday, 26 October 2008

Secret Crafter ~ Challenge # 4

Firstly I must say, that as soon as I saw this card sketch on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, I knew I had to play! I quickly decided on the patterned paper and stamp that I would use and the rest was plain sailing!

I thoroughly enjoyed playing along and this is what I came up with:

The vibrantly coloured patterned diamond paper is Paper Heart ~ Fanciful Pink Diamonds. I LOVE this paper! It has such a mix of colours on there including yellow, green, pale pink, dark pink, light orange, dark orange, red and mauve as well as having the odd sparkly diamond.

I had fun picking out the colours for Magnolia ~ Staylish Tilda, by matching my Copic Markers to the different coloured diamonds in the paper.

I have only had my Copics for a few weeks and I am loving them!! When I was thinking about buying them, I didn't really know an awful lot about them - just that I'd seen other people colour with copics and theirs looked great! I didn't even know how to colour! I decided to buy the entire set of the Copic Sketch markers largely because I had no idea as to which colours I would need and which I wouldn't. Now I am so pleased that I made this investment (it wasn't cheap!), because now I use so many markers each time I colour just one stamp! I've been reading lots of hints and tips on the net as to how to colour with copics, so I am still very much at the learning stage. Anyway, these are the colours I used for this sketch:

The plain coloured cardstock is Bazzill Bling and I used a vanilla colour and a pinky orange colour (sorry, I don't know their proper names). I inked the edges of the cardstock with orange and pink Colorbox Chalk pads. For the signpost I inked up Magnolia ~ Tilda's Signpost with orange Colorbox Pigment Chalks, inked the edges in pink and clear embossed the whole thing. Then I cut it out. Both Tilda and the signpost have been raised with double sided sticky pads.

The spotty ribbon across the top came from Fancy Pants ~ Celebrate collection, the orange velvet ric rac from Basic Grey ~ Gypsy and the pink ric rac ribbon from Crate Paper ~ Samantha.

The brads and the pink button are from Basic Grey ~ Two Scoops collection, whilst the red button is from the Euphoria collection. Ribbons tied on buttons were from my scraps.

Thanks once again for a great sketch!


having a {me} day


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

great card kat - love it

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Kat what a gorgeous card and im adoring this cute image! Linda x

Donna said...

This is such a cute and sweet card Kat and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the sketch. Thanks for joining us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, love the colouring & colours of Tilda :o)


Jill said...

gorgeous card Kat and I love your colouring of the image thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

CraftyC said...

A great card, the colours blend so well. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SCSC!

Sue said...

beautiful card Kat,cute image and fabby colours,thanks for joining us at SCSC:)


deb said...

Love it!! The paper is gorgeous! Love the layout, and TILDA!! AWESOME WORK!! You and those copics are just like you and floss! Great job!
Now you just need a stamp of Neffie to color!!!!
Love it!!

Swaantje said...

This is a lovely card. I love the colours you have used.