Tuesday, June 22, 2010

You are my Sunshine...

My only sunshine, you make me happyyyy when skies are grey....
The sun is trying really hard to peek out today...
LinkHere is a card made by teaming up Melissa Frances paper products, My Favorite Things stamps and of course...my copics! 3 Things that make my creative sun shine!
How did I make the image match my ribbon and papers? You will have to keep scrolling for that.
I used the Ella paper from the Vintage Posy Line by Melissa Frances as well as MF rub-on sentiments.
This is Fairy Sweet Jolinne by MFT.
Here is a close up of my copic coloring. For a final little bling on the wings I added some doodlebug glitter. She is cut out using the spellbinder blossom die (one of my favorites!).
How did I get it all matchy, matchy? I took the same BV04 that I used to color her dress and made my own little shimmer spray.....There is a video on how to do this here.
Today I did a few photos on how I colored my ribbon.
Here are the ingredients to make my shimmer spray. I used about 1cc of my refill and the rest of the liquid was blender....
Just a little aside.....see all the ink down the side of my refill......this is what happens when you are squeezing the bottle while opening it at the same time! I'm not kidding at certifications when I say to work over a craft sheet!
I added about 2 pea size amount of Forever Violet Perfect Pearls by Ranger....oh what a pretty shimmer this adds!
Here is my finished solution....don't forget to label it!
I bought 100 yds of 100% rayon seam binding. I just clipped off a generous amount then spritzed it on....it helps to work on a craft sheet so that you can gather up all the extra ink spray.
Since I was not going for the purple hand look today I decided to wear some gloves while giving my ribbon a good squeeze to crinkle it. It dries nice and quick due to the alcohol ink....love that!

Now my ribbon matches my image perfectly! I wasn't done with my spritzer though.....I also sprayed the edges of my card and the matted blossom die behind my image.

I love to make more use out of my reinkers this way....if you have them....might as well use em'!

Have a great day!

8 comments:

leenda said...

Fun card & love the glitter! Thanks for the showing the ribbon tip w/shimmer! I'll have to give it a try.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

wouaw I adore your idea for coloring!! it is great !! do you know if this mixture is drying more fast than the glimmer mist of tattered angel ?...
I would prefer using my copic...more choice for colors...
Do you use it on prism paper only??
is it possible on regular cardstock like bazzil.?
thanks a lot...

Sherrie said...

Hi Liette,
Yes! It dries quicker than glimmer mist because glimmer mist is water based and the copic solution is alcohol based.....you can use it on any kind of paper you like!

Isabelle said...

thanks for the spritz recipe but what really caught my attention were all those sparkles on her wings!

tina... said...

What a great tutorial, Sherrie! Thanks so much for sharing. You are so inspiring!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gorgeous card Sherrie! I especially love the wings! And thanks for the tip on how to make your own glimmer mist... very cool!

Conniecrafter said...

so sweet, terrific coloring and so love the sparkle on the wings!

Jessie/knightrone said...

STUNNING!!