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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Certainly Lovebirds

So I've only had my Copic markers since Dec. 24, and I'm already low on several of my blue shades. But I find myself getting better at coloring with them, so I continue to indulge myself and just try not to color with blue. This week's Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo fit the bill: Concord Crush, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake.

I had lots of inspiration (see my list below) for this card, but the part that took me the most time is the most difficult to see: I stamped the front cardstock with hearts in Antique Linen distress ink, and did the same for the XOXO circle. I sanded down the circle to give it more depth, and added a bow because I had just that much ribbon leftover!

Digi stamp: Lovebirds 2 by PaperFacesDesigns

Inspiration:
Sketch: Mojo Monday #177
Color: Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo 48
Sketch: Critter Sketch Challenge #51:
critter/animal image
Theme: PaperPlay Challenge '11 Week 5:
Stamp It Out

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Xpress Copic paper, MS detailing scissors, ZipDry glue, HP printer & ink, Fiskars papercutter, deckle scissors, and corner & circle punches, Copic Ciao markers, Tim Holtz distress ink, InkItUp! ink, silicon stamps from gstudio and Hero Arts, Recollections border punch, Celebrate It! and Offray ribbons

9 comments:

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is so adorable! Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Play! :)

Tamie said...

I love the heart punch and of course the image you used is adorable. At our animal store they actually have a pair of love birds. They are so beautiful and so is your card. Thanks for playing PPC this week! Have an amazing day!

Tamie - PPC DT

Sharyn said...

Such a pretty take on the sketch. Those love birds are perfectly adorable.

perennial-mommy said...

I like how you turned the sketch! Such a cute card. :)

sgc said...

Very pretty! You certainly included a lot of special details! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Lori said...

Your love birds are adorable! Your coloring is awesome...Thanks for joining us at PPC this week!

Crystal said...

So cute, love the border punch too! Thanks for joining us in our "critter" challenge at Critter Sketch this week :)

Sandy said...

I'm jealous that you own Copics! I have yet to make the big plunge! I'm scared I won't be able to go back once I start! Great card! Thanks for joining us at PPC!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for our Critter Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy