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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Copic Marker Europe DT Card - Tara

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Yayyyy its the weekend I soooooooo love weekends I get to spend lots of time with all my family...........what more could I ask for :0)
Todays card is for the Copic Marker Europe blog. Now most of you know my 2 most favourite things to colour are faces/skin & hair I could sit & colour these all day long, these never stress me out, never worry me & I find them so relaxing to do. Everyone has a favourite thing they like to colour, these are mine.
As you know I had a huge love of Sweet Pea stamps as well as Hannnah Lynn but I havnt done a Sweet Pea stamp for sooooooooooo long, well they have now gone digital woooooo hooooooo I lurve digi images the most. So I went over, (yes its took me a while to find out they have gone digital lol) & brought a few images. 
My 2 fave artists over there are Ching-Choux Kuik & Karen Middleton, I love her faces thats she draws. This one is by Karen Middleton & is called 'Tara', isnt she so beautiful!!

I have used 2 of the new dies from MB, LOVE these ones the most I think ;0) I've used 'Fresh Foliage' & cut it out with white card & dabbed Gesso all over it to give it texture. I also cut out 2 of
 'Forget Me Not Stem' in a sage green card.

I decorated inside to compliment the front, I also kept all the flowers neutral so the image would be the main focus. I added a 'Metal Corner' which I painted with white Gesso.

I have added beautiful white & sage green lace from my stash, the green is showing its true colour though for some reason. I also stamped the sentiment in Ivy green.

This pretty lady was of course coloured with Copics, colours used are........
Face - E13, E21, E00, E000, E0000, Cheeks R20 & Lips R85
Hair - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C0
Leaves YG97, YG93, YG91 & Blender pen to lighten bits of them.
I also added White Liquid Pearls to the berries.
The background around her was done with G000 & the Blender pen.
I matted her onto a Spellbinders die which was cut out of grey card & then dabbed with White Gesso.

Papers used are Pion Studio Of Memories 'Collage & Ring Of Roses' & I inked all the edges with Weathered Wood DI. Papers are light to let the image again be the main focus.

Ingredients used................
'Tara' by Karen Middleton - Sweet Pea Stamps
Pion Studio Of Memories papers - Live & Love Crafts
Metal Corner - Live & Love Crafts
White Liquid Pearls - Live & Love Crafts
Scalloped Pearls - Wild Orchid Crafts
Memory Box 'Fresh Foliage' die - My Crafty Heart
Memory Box 'Forget Me Not Stem' - My Crafty Heart
Spellbinders 'Oval' frame
A4 Card, Lace & sentiment are from my stash.

Well thats it from me, I will be round to catch up with you all during the day, its been a rough week but I shall not bore you with the details my lovelies. Anyhoo's hope you all have a lovely weekend, taker care especially if you have snow..........we had a lot of fresh fluffy white stuff last night ;0)

Thank you as always for your support it means the world to me.
Tatty bye, enjoy your weekend my lovelies & take care mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





46 comments:

Chrissy said...

Dear Vicky..I'm speechless at the moment...[deep breath]...rightio..this is absolutely stunning.Her hair colouring is amazing, just beautiful, her face is so beautiful, more like a photo than colouring..I love all the details, the frame and flowers, lace and pearls,just wonderful.

Luv CHRISSYxx
[going to have another gaze at her...15 mins was not long enough..]

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning card, those neutral colours really show off the gorgeous image. Have a great weekend x

Crafty Chris x said...

You are so mega talented at colouring this is Stunning, have a great weekend.
Chris x

heidy said...

Stunning card Vicky!!
XXX Heidy

Jo said...

Wowzers, that is just gorgeous. May I ask what cardstock you use to print your digis on, your copics work beautifully on it - yet another fabulous creation, luv Jo x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi hun, wow another beauty, love your cards, do you know that? lol,
I'm still waiting for my card stock for the copics, think it's on go slow!!and my other doesn't seem to be working properly, nothing to do with me mind you he he,

where's my mail? I've been thinking of you, think I've told you that before too lol,
have a lovely weekend hunny, hugs Liz xx

Cindy said...

Wow Vicky your card looks stunning so beautiful and such nice things you`ve used
Greetings Cindy
ps have a great weekend
XXX

Sue - bearhouse said...

Not sure what happened so you may get this comment twice!!
WOW! your card is stunning Vicky. I agree she is gorgeous but it is your amazing colouring that make her look so beautiful.
I love the papers and wonderful detailing you always add to make your cards so special.
I hope you are feeling better and that you have a weekend with your family.
Hugs Sue

Alessandra said...

this is stunningly gorgeous, I lurve this image and your colouring is beyond words!
Huge hugs and happy weekend!
Alessandra

Eileen said...

Oh Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Vicky you have excelled yourself here and that takes some doing. Think this has to be my fav of all the cards of yours I have seen. Gorgeous image with TOTALLY STUNNING colouring. Love your layout and design and use of embellies (I bought those MB dies too, couldn't resist)
You should start teaching... I would def travel down for some inspiration. Love, love, love this card
Eileen x

Eileen said...

Oh Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Vicky you have excelled yourself here and that takes some doing. Think this has to be my fav of all the cards of yours I have seen. Gorgeous image with TOTALLY STUNNING colouring. Love your layout and design and use of embellies (I bought those MB dies too, couldn't resist)
You should start teaching... I would def travel down for some inspiration. Love, love, love this card
Eileen x

Teri said...

Truly gorgeous hun. I love the frosted look to it!
Hope you are keeping OK?
xxx

Denise said...

Wow Vicky this is stunning. Love, love, love the image (Karen Middleton and Ching Choux Kuik are my faves too!!) and the gorgeous shabby look to the card.
Hugs
Denise xx

aussie aNNie said...

How exquisite is this card, super gorgeous and love the lacey look to it all.Fab image...wow...luv aNNie

Laine said...

This is an amazing card Vicky. The image just pops form the page. Fabulous colouring and such stunning detail. I love it.
Laine
xx

Christina C. said...

Gasping............WOWwwwwww!!!!!
This is a MASTERPIECE, Vicky.
Hair is the most challenging for me to color...yours is SPECTACULAR.
Such a gorgeous creation.....a vision of loveliness!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

so beautiful!
got my dies :))) thanks for the info!

Shazza said...

this is absolutely beautiful x

Ira Huberts said...

Once again I´m lost for words Vicky! WOW!! SHe´s a truly remarkable looking lady, gosh, her hair is amazing!! Love those dies and layering, too, sooooooo beautiful... Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Ira Huberts said...

Once again I´m lost for words Vicky! WOW!! SHe´s a truly remarkable looking lady, gosh, her hair is amazing!! Love those dies and layering, too, sooooooo beautiful... Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Ira Huberts said...

Think something just went wrong with blogger... Ok, what was I saying, I was talking about how utterly speechless I was and how amazing her hair looks! The use of dies is fabulous, a sheer beauty, that´s what she is alright! Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Grenouille Greetings said...

My least favourite thing to colour is hair!!!! I don't mind skin though! You have done marvels with this lovely image. And your card is LOVELY!!! Hugs, Lesley

Sandra H said...

Awwww.......Vicky This is so gorgeous! xx

Deb said...

wow, this is totally stunning Vicky hun, I love it!
Debxx

Jayne A said...

Oh wow Vicky this is just so gorgeous.the detailing is amazing.
Hugs
Jayne

fabiola jaques said...

encore une vrai merveille! j'admire, biz

Vicky said...

So very pretty hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

This is beautiful Vicky! Fab image, stunning colouring and details. Just gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

STUNNING card Vivky, love the design and gorgeous image. Your colouring is incredible as always hun.

Donna x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW!!!!! Just love this, and your colouring is unbelieveable! Judy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is Stunning Vicky, I like everything about it!!!!!!!
Kevin xx

Linda Bouffard said...

This is totally gorgeous. Would love to have you link to my What to Do Weekend party on my blog. Beautiful. Linda

http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-to-do-weekends-3.html

Alyce said...

just stunning vicky! love the papers and the lace. a gorgeous design :)

Shelby said...

This is such a stunningly beautiful design. Love how you've done her face and hair...so detailed all of the lace is awesome.

Shelby

Marlies said...

Wauw Vicky, I LOVE this card!!! It's fantastic!! I love all the details, the gesso, flowers and the digi, especially your colouring of it, is gorgeous!! Marlies x

misteejay said...

What a beautiful card and that image is just stunning. Love the colours you have used.

Toni xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Vicky, omw, I am speechless hun, your colouring of this beauty is amazing...Love your choice of papers and embellished ...I can't stop looking at it! we like similar images, you and I and I think I will be visiting the sweet pea shop very soon now! Have a lovely day hun, big hugs, Teresa xxx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Vicky, omw, I am speechless hun, your colouring of this beauty is amazing...Love your choice of papers and embellished ...I can't stop looking at it! we like similar images, you and I and I think I will be visiting the sweet pea shop very soon now! Have a lovely day hun, big hugs, Teresa xxx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beauty. Nice stamp and colouring.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous sweetie. Your colouring of the whole image is awesome. Your layout as usual is fantastic. Hope your week next week is better sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, Vicky! I am in awe of your exquisite coloring and all the other gorgeous design details!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Vicky the image and the card.

greetings karin

Cinzia C. said...

Just LOVE it Vicky! Your colouring is wonderful so as all the details!!

Big hugs
Cinzia x

Mau xx said...

Wow!!!!! Stunning image and stunning colouring Vicky. I love it
Hope you have a better easier week sweetie, sending you huge hugs
Mau xxxx

June Nelson said...

Wow this is amazing beautiful lady, you are just so clever you are!!!! its beautiful love it loads, big huggies me darli xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Vicki this is stunning, that image is so beautiful, the design and embellishments look awesome.
hugs
lorraine x