Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Shabby Magnolia

I wanted to spend a little time playing with my copics. I haven't used this magenta stamp in a while and it is one of my favorites. It has a shabby chic look to me. I stamped my B-line design polka dots on the green in white craft ink and then embossed in white for dimension.

Cool tip: I took a scrap of chenille from my daughter's quilting scraps and ran it through my cuttlebug die. Worked great! This added the softness I was looking for.

A few finishing touches. The velvet ribbon. Distressed the whole thing with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink. Antique glaze on the flower. Pewter accents and I am quite pleased with the results. Love this flower!



Here is a close up of my flower. You can click on it and see it even closer....check out all my flaws. lol! I have found that I need to work quickly with the copics in order to have good blending. I usually keep the lids off so I can switch from one color to another without fiddling.

11 comments:

Alli Miles said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow girl this is incredible.

Beth said...

Beautiful card. This catches the shabby chic look wonderfully! What flaws on your coloring?!?! Thanks for the great tip, also!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

As always, just gorgeous, Sherrie! I have to work with my markers a bit. I've only used them once, but I didn't experiment with any shading. You have MASTERED your markers!

Patsy Jackson said...

OMG this is gorgeous! So pretty - you are really good with those copics!

Flossie's Follies said...

OMG, this is beautiful the softness and the flowers are just breathtaking. I am still working on mastering my copics but see you have got that down pat.

Ticia said...

Beautiful! Your cards are always a step above.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...gorgeous Sherrie! I LOVE it!! If I get some Copics, I hope I can come to you for pointers. ;)

chelemom said...

This drop dead gorgeous! WOW! You outdid yourself on this one!

Kristine said...

One of my favorite things to do lately is to cut out a sqare/rectangle around main image while leaving some leaves or petals or wings (?) "hanging over the edge". LOVE this--so pretty! :)

Trish D said...

Just discovered your blog, and am enjoying your beautiful work. And this card in particular is just stunning!!!

sharra said...

wow this is gorgeous, I have this stamp but have never achieved anything as lovely as this, I am in England, what are copic pens? please.