Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sweet 16

Good morning folks! So umm, remember last week when I posted my "last" project for Paper Romance??? LOL...I may have unintentionally fibbed a little! I forgot that Amy had invited me to play along for one last challenge. So this is officially my last contribution to the Paper Romance Team as a guest designer.

This week's challenge is brought to you by the incredibly talented Vicki Garrett!! She is asking to see projects with a "Teen" theme this week. I decided to pull out this adorable Popcorn the Bear set called "Someone Special", available at Paper Romance. I decided to make this into a "Sweet 16" card. The pretty papers are from Cloud 9 and KaiserCraft...I really love yellow, pink and green together! I layered two Fancy Tags from Spellbinders for the sentiment which was done on my computer. Add a little machine stitching and a few pearls, and voila! Happy Sweet 16th!

Copics used on Popcorn: E50, E31, E33, E37, E25, E47, E59 (sorry...forgot to record my colours for the grass and flowers :( )

My good friend Krista gave me some Beckett Expression paper to experiment with, so thought I should try it out! It's quite different from my regular Neenah...it actually reminds me a bit of Prism Simply Smooth which is what I used when I first started colouring. I do like it, but I think that Neenah is still my favourite. I really would like to get my hands on a new paper called X-Press It Blending Card, but I think it's only now coming to the USA...hope it will be in Canada soon! It's supposed to be "the best of both worlds"...the blending abilities of Neenah, but with very little bleeding as when using the Prism. When colouring Popcorn stamps, I always use tiny "flicking" motions to create the texture of fur. Be careful not to overblend when using this technique...you want to see your marker strokes! Try to keep light-handed with your markers as well, to avoid "blobs" of ink.

Hop on over to the Paper Romance Challenge Blog to see the beautiful cards made by the rest of Amy's DT. You will also spy cards by her new August Guest Designers! Join in the fun for your chance to win a great prize from Paper Romance!

Once again, my thanks to Amy and her lovely DT for allowing me to play along over the last several weeks. You ladies rock!

Blessings,

Melanie
Stamps: Popcorn the Bear "Someone Special"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink in Bundled Sage
Embellishments: Crochet trim, pearls, Glossy Accents
Tools: Spellbinders Fancy Tags

8 comments:

Maria Therese said...

wow awsome coloring!

♥Rach♥ said...

Popcorn has never looked better! I love his little bundle of flowers, and as always you've added such dimension :0) Fab!

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous Melanie, you have coloured this so beautifully and the papers are a perfect match
Clairexx

Stampvanwinkle said...

Melanie, This is adorable. I love your coloring technique. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

xosparklesxo said...

Great detail, your coloring really gives a depth I haven't seen elsewhere. It's fantastic :)

Mary Lou said...

Cute as ever Melanie ;) I just google over your copic coloring--I want to be just like you LOL!!!!!!!
Love your explanations and i got some X-press it blending card samples at CHA--will have to give them a try :)
Smiles and blessings

Kerry J. said...

Your colouring is drop dead gorgeous! Love all the texture you've created!

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Adorable!!! :)