Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This card is for Danni's Flutterby Wednesday challenge (an open challenge this week - but you need to use an angel, butterfly or fairy).  I chose to use the Dark Angel digi from Stitchy Bear - I thought she was a gorgeous image and was fun to color!  Although, if you look closely, you'll see she has nails and they are so tiny - it was hard not to do anything but dab the tip of the copic onto her nails and hope they didn't smear.  I did learn one thing from doing this image.  Whenever I use dark colored copics (as the reds above), once I finish coloring the red portion, I let it dry completely before going to the next part of the image.  I got in a bit of a hurry and I pulled a bit of the red into another part of her and couldn't 0 it out enough to continue to use her and had to start over!  I haven't noticed that happening with the lighter colors.  Well, each day I am learning to use copics a little more.

Card Recipe:

Image:  Dark Angel - Digi - Stitchy Bear
Paper:  Jovial DP and  SUWhisper White, Real Read CS and Black CS from Michael's.
Ink:  Copics:  Leather Outfit:  R35, 37, 39; Necklace: C2, R37; Lips, earring and nails:  R37; Hair:  B97, 99; Legs (I colored her legs with E000, 00 and 01 and then took C2 and went over her legs so her stockings would look like they were actually over skin); Skin:  E000, 00 01 and R20; Wings:  C3, 4 and 5
Accessories:  Prima Black and Silver flowers; shiny silver brads and SU Dazzling Diamonds (which didn't show up very well - since we haven't had a good sunny day for a bit now).

I think I am going to now invest in Prima Premier colored pencils set and buy some gamsol and start learning how to do that technique as well.  I see many ladies in blogland use both mediums together, i.e., copics and Primas - often blending with the pencils. 

It's been a couple of gloomy days - today high of 28 - but blustery winds and no sun.  A little sun would go a long way!

We're having turkey and noodles tonight and it smells so good - yummerz!

Sad news today - Mothermark from SCS e-mailed all of us from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Teapotters and let us know that the recipient of our cards from this last destination passed away before they could get her all of our cards.  So, all of the cards we sent - once they put new cards on the back of the card fronts will be going to a cancer center to be used for other patients and their families.

Well, that's it for my blurb on the blog today - so, Later Gator!


  1. this is gorgeous kathy,what a beauty of a image.
    and your coloring is great.
    this is one off my favorite's.

    greetings karin

  2. Your coloring is fantastic! I like to use Water Color Pencils, a Blender Pen and baby oil, or I use Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter, but then, I'm an SU! Demo, so I have the SU! supplies. I don't have any Copics. I think it takes practice to use markers of any kind. You do such a beautiful job; you could give lessons!!!

  3. Oh wow! How dramatic and striking! Very stunning! Great job! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

    I use prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral takes a bit to get the hang of it, but oh so worth it!


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