Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Leafy Hello and Leaky Copics

Hey everyone!  I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a seasonal change!  While nature ping pongs us in Northern Virginia back and forth between winter and spring (we're getting a lot of 20 degree temperature shifts from day to day), I thought I would throw it back to fall.

This is the time of year I try and get to some of the sets that have been languishing in my stash and today I'm working with the Thistle and Snailed it set from Ellen Hutson.  For this card I wanted to focus on the foliage sets.

They were stamped with Altenew inks and I added some accents to the stamped images with Copics.  Nothing complicated or really shaded here, just an accent line on the 'shadow side' of the image with a slightly darker tone.

That's where the trouble began.  This was originally supposed to be a full sized card, but I ran into some trouble with one of my Copic markers.  Have you ever had one of those leaky Copics that basically drops a giant blob of color onto whatever you're coloring?  Yup.  It happened to me.  TWICE.  The first time I was all, yeah I can hide that, but the second time it was in a totally different area of my panel and I had no choice to trim it down to a square piece.  The other blob is hidden behind the sentiment.

Anyway, my friend May is the master of creating backgrounds and filling them with these cute little dots of color, so I thought I would try it here.  What do you think?  I think I like it.  I feel like it's probably a little more effective with small images, but it works pretty well here.

The sentiment is from the Mondo Magnolia set, also from Ellen Hutson, and was just embossed in gold on some dark brown cardstock.

That's all for me today, and if anyone knows how to make those leaky Copics unleaky, I am all ears!

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  1. Wonderful! I can't imagine your initial design was any better.

  2. I like the square sized card! Sounds like you overfilled your Copic marker. I've overfilled a BG10 and ended up coloring a sky background so that I didn't feel like I wasted the ink.

  3. Hmm, I haven't had a marker leak before, but like donna mentioned, i also haven't refilled a marker yet either. I do love how this turned out, leaky marker or not! And enjoy all the dots to fill in the spaces. Looks like pollen floating around with the leaves : )