Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Copic Colour Challenge 19

Can't believe we are on week 19 of the Copic Colour Challenge already. Also can't believe that it is my birthday a week tomorrow - woo-hoo! Is it sad/soppy that the thing I'm looking forward to most is meeting up with my lovely Mum for a shopping trip and some tasty lunch? My parent's still live on the Isle of Wight where I grew up so I can never just nip round to say hello, so I tend to miss them lots and get terribly excited when I'm due to see them. Not long to go now though :o)

This week on CCC, the colour combo is BV00, G00 and RV02. I majorly struggled with my card. It took me DAYS. I coloured 4 images and whilst they all looked pretty good, I could not for the life of me make a card out of them. I think the problem was that I bought a sheet of gorgeous Basic Grey 'Perhaps' paper at the weekend which was perfect for this colour combo. The only problem was that I couldn't find any other paper to match it so that forced me to make a 1 layer card - eek! Think I've solved the problem for the future though as I've spotted that Tracy (my saviour on many occasions!) has some yummy paper in this range at Dies to Die For. Guess where I'll be shopping on pay day?!

So here is what I finally settled on. Bit of a change in style for me, a bit more soft and feminine, a change from my usual bold and bright style. I'm pretty pleased with it though, especially considering that I went through hell to actually produce it! I has made me realise two things though...... 1) I must do faux stitching more often as I love the effect...... and 2) I am getting an addiction to Kraft cardstock!

Goodie List........
Sugar Nellie 'Bear Hug', Sentiment from the lovely Aimee!
Paper: Basic Grey 'Perhaps', Bazzill 'Kraft' cardstock.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Copic markers.
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilities, faux stitching, Prima flowers, embroidery thread and buttons from stash.

Hope all you fellow Copic users out there are able to join in this week!

P.S. For those that are interested, the blonde hair combo I discovered the other week was Y21, YR23, E33 and E35. Apparently I did write it down afterall!
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Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous, Stacey!

Well done for finding that blonde combo! Will have to try it out, as it's slightly different to the shades I usually use. :)

juliejules said...

Lovely card Stacey, gorgeous, Jules x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fab card Stacey, cute image and beautifully coloured. Hugs Nikki x

~amy~ said...

such a sweet card Stacey!!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a beautifully soft colored image! Your Copic work is fabulous and this is the sweetest card. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Stacey,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicky said...

Love this card Stacey, so pretty and feminine! I still just adore these GG images and the BG paper is fab!
Enjoy your time with your mum this weekend! Your not sad/soppy at all. I live around an hour or so away from my parents so can't just pop around so I always look forward to seeing them. We had a great time last weekend going out for a meal and going to a craft fair!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, very cute image and I love the subtle colours :o)
Jackie xx

Sam said...

Great card, lovely paper and fab colouring.... not tried faux stitching yet !
Hope work has settled down now.
Sam x

Anonymous said...

simply `gorjuss` Stacey..
Have a fab Thursday :) x

Adele said...

Oh but soft and feminine looks SO gorgeous Stacey...I love it! Those papers look rather scrummy too!


dizzy di said...

Just lovely!!! And such devine colours :0)

Rach said...

this is so pretty honey, have a great time with your mum.. hugs Rachx

Vicki said...

Hiya Stacey, I am so sorry for being such a dreadful blogging buddy of late. You have made some wonderful cards, this is so beautiful with such gorgoeus papers, love the soft subtle tones, it's a stunner. Hope you have a lovely weekend, luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, and what pretty papers and accents.
Have a great Sunday.
Carole x

Sarah said...

This is a gorgeous card Stacey! love those papers
xx :0)

Julie said...

An absolutely gorjuss card Stacey, I really like the way you've made a feature of that lovely paper.