Today is the 15th which means another fantastic challenge from the Copic Creations Challenge Blog. This week the sponsor is none other than fellow Copic Creations Design Team Member, Suzanne Dean! Suzanne has WONDERFUL copic coloring classes available online called The Color Me Creative Classroom and the work she puts into these classes is nothing short of amazing! She has all different levels of classes! The prize for this challenge is any one of her classes! So the value is between $45-50! This is definitely a challenge you'll want to participate in!
This challenge though... seems a little more daunting than some, but it's a lot easier than you think! The challenge is REFLECTIONS! And OH MY, i still have to pinch myself for being on this team of amazing talent! You should see what some of these ladies have come up with! Check out the Copic Creations blog HERE.
Here is my card for you...
Here i used one of the most recent releases from the Beautiful Day fairies collection from Paper Makeup Stamps. This is Leigh... doesnt she just want to make you go splash in some big puddles?! She also has a male counterpart named Seth.
Now... i quickly learned that you cant just stamp the image twice to get a reflection. Duh, then it wouldnt reflect, it would just be the same image upside down (trust me, i didnt realize this right away, i had to start over! hahahaha) What you CAN do if you arent wanting to sketch the image out freehand or just go off of suggestion (both perfectly acceptable with great outcomes). But another solution is to stamp the image out on something that the ink won't absorb into... like the part of a sticker sheet or label backing. Once you stamp out the image, you can then turn it over and very gently press it onto the paper you plan for your final image and it will give you the reverse! Just be careful not to have too much ink on your sticker sheet paper. I have a few spots that are darker than i intended.
To color the reflection, i knew i wanted it lighter than the main colored image so i just used the lightest 2 colors for each item relying much more on the lightest color with the 2nd to lightest for just a little depth. I then went over the entire reflection side of the image with a B91 marker in light and quick strokes. I didnt want to really push any of the color i had already laid down into the paper, just lightly tinge it with the blue hue of the B91 marker.
I also wanted to try out this technique of the spots and dots around the image. It always looks so neat on others cards and I thought what better time to try it out than on a image that would totally make sense for her to be surrounded in raindrops. So even if i was not as successful as i wanted to be, at least it would seem intentional!
The sentiment used is a simple sentiment single also available from paper makeup stamps.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Copics Used: Hair ("E23", E25, E27) Skin (E00, E21), Shirt & Boots ("y20", Y21, YR23), Skirt ("R80", R81, R83, R85, Blues: B91, B93
Pattered Papers: Creative Imaginations (pink), yellow is from the scrap stash
Tools: Labels 10 from Spellbinders, Labels Trio from Spellbinders (for sentiment)
Accessories: Gems from Little Yellow Bicycle; Sponge Dauber and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for edges