Sunday, July 18, 2010

Color Me Copic Challenge

I am an avid blog surfer. I don't think there's anything I love more about the Internet than seeing all the amazing talent that exists on the world wide web. Wait! There is shopping, but that's another post! I always see these super challenges on blogs and finally decided I should try one. Color Me Copic is a great blog I just discovered during one of my blog surfs. They ran a tutorial featuring a Black and White (or grey) challenge at the end. Here is the link for anyone interested:

I just received two new Manga stamps from Sugar Nellie and either one was perfect for the color challenge. This is the link to shop at Funky Kits.
Don't forget to stop by their blog for some amazing inspiration.
I pulled out the copic colors for the challenge and went to work. I ended up making 2 cards. I will post the other card separately.

The colors are C1, C3, C5. C7 and C9
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Isn't she cute? She looks a little heavy metal to me. This is my first try at a black and white image, now I am hooked! I followed the tutorial using the colors above. I did add C0 to blend a little on her skirt and for the shadow around her. I was a bit tentative of the C7 and C9 colors. I don't usually venture into those territories, but I think with some more practice, I'll feel more comfortable using them on future projects. I added some Diamond glaze on her eyes, corset and boots. It's hard to see in the photo, but it gives nice dimension to the image. I used Platinum Stickles to add some bling to her armlet, earrings, and pony tail holders. I used my new favorite embellishment, Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Anthracite to put "studs" on her armlet and pony tail holders, then for the buttons on her shoes and skirt.
To make the star shaped card, I created a two 7.85 x 6.75 Star shapes from the Hannah Montana Cartridge with my  Gypsy and welded them together.
 I used "Prima Rock On Love" Paper and created 2 more slightly smaller stars to use as the background for the card. I distressed the edges of all 4 of the stars. I inked the edges and the stars with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The colors I used are Old Paper, Wild Honey, Pumice Stone and a touch of Weathered Wood. The dots around the star are Viva Decor Anthracite, again. I used Pop-Dots on the stars and the image to raise them on the card. For the sentiment inside the card, I cut the words "Shine On" using Color Box black glitter paper and the Hannah Montana cartridge. I also cut some more smaller stars. I used one of the smaller stars on the front of the card and added a Prima rose on top of it. I used three more Prima Roses and some glitter paper leaves to finish the card.. The leaves are a Martha Stewart. The middle rose was sprayed with Glimmer Mist, Starfish. I wanted to add a burst of color to the card, and the one red rose works well. Here is the sentiment and the back of the card.

Here is one last look at the final project.

When I entered my card into the Color Me Copic challenge, I discovered a great blog that was also featuring a Black and White challenge. Check out The Burtonesque Dolls at
This blog is pure fun!The challenge was based on Ed Wood, a favorite movie of mine. Since my card has a star theme, I decided to also enter it in this fun challenge.
 I enjoyed stepping outside my comfort zone and trying something new. I  recommend it to everyone!
Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting!


  1. wow this is super classy, great step by step, and love your colouring x

  2. You did such a great job with the B&W challenge, love your card! Thanks for joining our first CMC challenge :0)

  3. Thanks! I appreciate the kind words!

  4. Wow you are an artist! Great work!

  5. Very cool card and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the CMC challenge!

  6. This is awesome! I love that stamp and the star shaped card is fantastic! MFS!

  7. This is AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing. I have the stamp-not yet inked- but LOVE what you made. The star card is fabulous too!