Sunday, February 14, 2010

Falling in love with Copics

Whew... it's been a little while since my last rush of posts. I had scrapped so much in such a short time I think I burned myself out. So instead of scrapping, I've been taking time to get used to my newest toys... Copics! I have a good supply of Prismacolor markers, but just now got my hands on a few Copics. Oh my do I love these markers. They sure do blend differently, and have a whole different feel to them with the "sketch" nib.

Even though I only have a few colors, I wanted to participate in the current challenge over at Copic Creations. More and more I'm moving away from the precut, prestyled and into the custom cut, and custom made. With a small scrapping corner, my storage is limited, so it's great to have the basics on hand and be able to customize them. (Too bad I have a ton of stash waiting for me to use it first!) So using the copics to custom color embellishments was a great exercise!

The ribbon and the three layers of the flower were colored with the same marker I used on the sash on the cross. The layers look like different colors because they started out different colors. I'm not too terribly thrilled with the card, because like I said, I have very few color choices right now. lol

I definitely need to work on my shading. Here's one of my practice sheets.

The purple and brown mushrooms, and brown hair were done with a different type of marker, because I don't have those colors in Copics.... yet! I am thrilled with the quality of the Copics... I just need a little more practice.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful card you have made! I love this light blue too!! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!
    Jodi =)