I'm participating in the FIRST-EVER blog hop at Making Our Mark, Copic's Design Team blog. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. "Torrey...doing a card for Copic????"
No, Hades has NOT frozen over. I am honored to say that I was ASKED to be a guest designer for this hop!!
My bestee, Jodi, challenged me to make a card using Copic Markers. At first I was...horrified. I mean...y'all know I am not a Copic girl. Not by ANY stretch of the imagination. It's not because I don't like Copics. In fact, I think they're the bee's knees. They're the ULTIMATE in art markers. It's just that I'm, Copicphobic. Truly.
But, Jodi is an AWESOME teacher and she walked me through some basic Copic coloring principles.
The entire design team has gone gaga over the new Steampunk set created by their very own Colleen Chapman
and once you see all of the inspiration
we have in store for you, you’re going to want to get your hands on this set.
Here's some extra incentive… complete our
blog hop, leaving comments and love all along the way, and you’ll receive the entire stamp set free. Can you believe it? Plus one lucky person will be entered into the drawing at the end with a chance to receive the Copic Sketch Set
Remember to collect letters
all along the way so you can spell out the “secret” word to claim
your prizes! The letter you need from my blog is.... have you guessed
You should have traveled here from the FaBuLoUs Shelley's Heartstrings blog… Isn’t she terrific?
In honor of this auspicious occasion (new Steampunk line, first blog hop for Copic and ME actually using Copics) I made a card using the debonair stamp I call "Steampunk Stuart". He's dashing, isn't he? And YES, I used Copics as the BASE for coloring my image...BUT the kicker is, I used Prismacolor pencils over the top of the Copic base for the shadows to really make the colors "pop" and give the whole image more depth and texture. I just couldn't abandon my beloved Prismas altogether now, could I?? I am, after all, addicted to them. I think I've found a "happy medium" with my medium...know what I mean? By using BOTH Copics and Prismacolor pencils...I get WAY MORE control than I EVER could with Copics alone. And one more note...I was able to use my odorless mineral spirits to blend the Prismas OVER the Copic base without it affecting the underlying Copic color. Totally cool, huh?
By the way, I'm still TOTALLY Copic-challenged.
My blog was the caboose of this Hopping train. So your final stop is back at the station at Making Our Mark. A great big Texas THANK YOU for letting me join in the fun here as a "guest" design team member!!!
You just may make a Copic girl out of me YET...if I can use them in tandem with my Prismas.
If you get lost along
the way, remember you can always get back to the beginning
by visiting the home site at Copic Marker Scrapbooking!
Image - Colleen Chapman for Copic
Sprightly Sprockets and Nestabilities dies - Spellbinders
Brads and ribbon - Creative Impressions
Copper bookplate and buckle
Copper leafing pen
Glitter pen - Sakura
Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.