Monday, March 9, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #30 & DT Call

Isn't this a lovely image? For this week's challenge at Cupcake Crafts, Springtime is our inspiration. It is such a peaceful image, I immediately thought of this beautiful swan .jpg that I downloaded from a gallery of free images on the web. Thanks to Enfys at Going Buggy for the link! Here is what I came up with...

I printed out the image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth (300 series). It is really heavy weight and the Copics love it! I did not even heat set the ink and there was no smudging when I colored. When I showed it to my DH, he remarked that it looks kind of like stained glass.

I layered on CS and DP that I border punched and used a vellum sentiment that seemed to go with the image. The pretty little Celtic cross has the same feel as the border on the image so it was perfect to complete my card.

Here are the Copic colors that I used...I am up to 39 pens now! I see these really becoming an addiction!

CS: soft grey, yellow and white from a multipack I got at Joann, DP: a green flourish that came from a HL Greetings of the Seasons pack, RIBBON: yellow floral ribbon from Joann and white from Walmart, BORDER PUNCH: Lattice from the Paper Studio, EMBELLIES: Spare Parts flowers and brads, Blue Moon Celtic cross.

Blessings!

6 comments:

Cindy E said...

Ahhh, yup, Copic addiction. It seems to be a common malady, lol. I've been invited to teach coloring with Copics at my stamp club! I love the at image and the coloring. Very spring-y. :-D

kisatrtle said...

That is really cool. I need to check out that website. You and Enf should open your own card shop. You can handle one side of the big blue and she can handle the other. LOL Seriously...you should. My scrapbook pages don't compare. Making two of your cards is like making twenty of my scrapbook pages.

My word is extra...which I believe is bubble gum.

Jenners said...

Yet another beautiful card! I love it.
And I have to thank you for your recent very long comment -- if you know what I mean. I very much enjoyed it and I understand 100% why you did it there and not here -- totally wouldn't fit in! You rock and you totally cracked me up!

craft mad Jenny said...

a lovely spring card, thanks for joining cupcake challenge this week!

Janice W. said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love the way the images are colored. You did an amazing job!

Amy said...

You did a fabulous job with coloring!! I feel a "need" to get started in copics, but I am afraid that I will become addicted to buying them....LOL ;)