Sunday, August 23, 2009

Monochromatic Enchanted Evening

I made this card the other day when I realized I missed another friend's birthday! I'm really not doing good with keeping up with birthdays this year...okay, every year is probably more accurate :O)

I colored the flower with the Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening Copic Trio (B95, B97, and B99) and two of the Copics (R20 and R22) from the Sweet Blush trio. I tried incorporating Sweet Blush into the finished design, but I kept going back to the Enchanted Evening. Hence the monochromatic card! I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC35) for the layout. I am just LOVING these sketches!!

I used white acrylic paint on the edges of both blue panels and created faux stitching by piercing the paper and connecting the holes with the SU! Signo Gel Pen. Lisa Johnson posted a tutorial on the ribbon treatment I added at the bottom, just a few days ago. It inspired me to use the ruffled ribbon instead of the scalloped cs from the layout.

Oh, and don't let me forget my disclaimer. This is attempt #2 at using Copics! Soooo...I'm still learning :] Haven't ordered that colorless blender yet either. I think I need to get on that!!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I hope to be back tomorrow with a card for the Color Throwdown challenge! Yesterday's shopping trip threw off my craft time :( BUT, we are almost completely prepared for school (we as in, Tia :)


Unknown said...

WOWEE, WOW, WOW, WOW!!! kristin...this is spectacular! amazing coloring, faux stitching, and ribbon treatments! i also love the sponging with the white craft pad! what an awesome card!

thanks for playing along with my sketch again this week...i can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)


Pam Varnell said...

Your 2nd attempt at Copics? No way. That coloring looks like you have been doing it forever. You did a marvelous job. Love the whole card, especially that ribbon treatment. Thanks for playing along with us on the sketch.

Alicia Weiman said...

So very STUNNING! This is just beautiful! I love the colors, the layout, the image....and especially the ribbon. I'm working on a card for you....just finished one up for Lauren. Maybe I'll get one out before Kale arrives! Have a good week!

Karen said...

I love this card, don't you just love this color. you did a great job shading the flower and I love the way you ruffled the ribbon.

Thanks for the help with the pictures on my blog!!

Cat said...

Your coloring is amazing! I love the details on this card especially the stitching and ruffled trim!

AKiteFlier said...

OMG Stunning Kristin - LOVE your coloring on this flower - love the monochromatic - love the ribbon treatment - oh I guess I just love the whole thing LOL. Rock on girl!!! You are amazing.

Andrea M said...

This is a great card!!!! I love combining colors, but sometimes a really nice monochromatic card has so much impact. I love the deep blues. Your coloring is beautiful! Wonderful job! I'm still learning to use them as well but they are so versatile and addictive, don't you think? Again, gorgeous card - I love the button and ribbon detail too - So cute :)

Unknown said...

Very beautiful!!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

This is lovely and I am sure will be well received after the fact! Great use of rich colours and the ribbon treatment is put to great use with your design, well done!

Marcie said...

You are so talented, I love your Blog. I cant wait to check out more of it.

Sharon Wheet said...

I just love your work! You are very talented and amazingly gifted! I look at your blog 4/+ times a week. You give me inspiration to either try a color combo, or lay out. Thanks!

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