THANK YOU to everyone who gave me some tips on working with detailed dies! I definitely with try them next time.
OH boy, did I put off finishing this card! I spent a lot of time on Facebook wasting my time doing so, lol
Why? Well I guess you have to read my last post to understand most of why. The other reason is because I have not used my Copics in months. I have been cheating by using "pre-colored" images, or at least it feels like cheating. (Is there supposed to be a dash in the word pre-colored? LOL)
I would not make another project until I finished this one because I knew I would never get back to it, therefore it sat on my desk taunting me!
I guess I missed blogging too, because I talk a lot in this post, tee he he...
First I want to show you the pretty paper I chose. Miraculously the pattern paper was in the very first pad I looked at! Here you can see how the paper was pre-glittered. I really wish I did not have to re-size the pictures so small, it is so hard to see the details. You can click on the pictures to get a nice look at them though.
Adding the embellishments and making the inside gave me a bit of confidence.
The problem I have with my favorite ribbon, organdy, is when I make the tales like this. (Are they called "tails? I really need your help with names and dashes, lol) See how the glue dot shows through the ribbon? Does anyone know how to prevent this? What do you all use to adhere ribbon this way?
The great thing about the messed up images that I showed you in the previous post came in quite handy. The white gold paper causes the colors of the Copics to look different than they really are. I was able to get the colors to look the way I wanted by practicing on these extra images. So I guess it was a good thing I messed them up!
What I finally figured out is that instead for coloring from light to dark as I normally do, blending worked much better going from dark to light.
The cool thing that happened was that the grass looked like grass without having to work at it, unless someone critiques it close up.
The background of the image really matches the color of the pattern paper, though it is hard to see here. No blending required for this :o) Usually I outline the image but here I did the opposite by just leaving the edges around the image alone. What do you think about doing it this way? I seem to be going back and forth between liking it and not quite sure.
I'm so glad to get back to blogging! I hope this post was not to long for you, lol
HUGS, Sandy O