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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Fun

I couldn't resist trying the Copic Family Challenge at Mad for Markers: you can only use YR, RV and BG Copics. I have 12 markers that qualify, and I really like the resulting combinations.

I also couldn't resist combing the CDAC Sketch challenge (sponsored by Shelly's Images) with the Easter challenge at Catch the Bug (Bugaboo's challenge blog). I wanted to use the freebie Shelly offered for the CDAC Embellishment challenge (sponsored by Bugaboo), so I did a little swapping. I'll post my other project soon.

Although this isn't my card for the Embellishment challenge, I did keep with the theme of Favorite Emebllishment and used eyelets. This is also my first try with plastic tape. Worked great!

As you can tell, I had some fun with the backgrounds. The edging was done with the chisel tip of a Copic against a ruler. The bunny's background was a new-to-me technique: using the Copic Colorless Blender liquid to create texture on colored pieces. Eek, what a cool technique!!! Instead of coloring the background with my marker, I applied BG10 solution with sponge (I've ended up with two big refills for that color!). I used terrycloth for the texture. For get a similar look on the bigger piece without using copic ink, I applied Marigold Distress Ink (thanks for the candy Stampin' Dymonz!) with the same kind of terrycloth.

I actually learned quite a bit making this card; thanks to everyone for the continuing inspiration!

Inspiration:
CDAC Sketch Challenge (sponsored by Shelly's Images)
Mad for Markers Challenge: YR, RV and BG Markers only
Catch the Bug Challenge: Easter

Digi Stamps (thank you!):
Easter Bunny with Tulips: Bugaboo Stamps
Eggs: Shelly's Images

Copics: BG10, BG49, FBG2, RV29, RV04, RV23, RV21, RV42, YR01, YR00, YR09, YR12

Supplies: Colorbök decorative tape, Hammermill cardstock, flower brads (Oriental Trading Co.?), Crop-O-DileII, ruler, terrycloth, Copic Colorless Blender Solution, Scotch foam tape, ZipDry glue

7 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Wow - the first to comments ...
I love the organge for this card - and that image - too cute. I invite you to visit my blog and check out my easter card.
~ Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline

Tammy said...

This is adorable!! I love the bright colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

sgc said...

Great Easter card. I love the colors in this challenge. Thanks for playing in the bugaboo Challenge.

Melissa S. said...

This is just wonderful. The color combo is fantastic and love the brads and ribbon and the technique is awesome. Gonna have to try that. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

Kelvin & Melissa said...

Fantastic easter card.
Thanks for joining in at Mad for markers

Alicia said...

This is a beautiful card! I absolutely love it! I have Magnolia candy on my blog if you are interested. Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers and good luck!
Alicia xx
http://alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com/2011/04/mad-for-markers-dt-yr-rv-bg-colour_26.html

Sammi said...

Oh so sweet!!! :D
Thanks for joining us at M4M - great work on the challenge!
Sammi
xx