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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Growing in Unity, Day 4


I know I said it yesterday but this week is flying by. It's been busy, fun, and hectic and I'm so looking forward to a family fun filled three day weekend!

I love coloring in the images from this Unity Kit, Berry Good Life. One of my biggest challenges with my Copics is coloring things that are red or pink. I get a lot of bleeding when I use reds and it's really bugging me. I started out with this image a couple times before I felt that I nailed it.

Here are the deets on this card. Cardstocks used are PTI Aqua Mist and Neenah Classic Solar White (which is my absolute favorite for Copic coloring at this time). Patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety Collection--another source of patterned paper I need to use and stop hoarding! Buttons are PTI Pure Poppy Vintage Buttons and ribbon is PTI Pure Poppy Satin.

The image from Unity's Berry Good Life was stamped onto Neenah Classic Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored in with Copics and Spica Glitter Pens. The background was airbrushed with a Copic BV000 and air can. . .I think it's the D60 which has the little screw on thing on top. . .and it's way cuter in real life but since I'm taking pics at night with no real light, you're missing a few details. I rounded all the corners and bottom corners on the card base with my corner chomper. The focal image is popped up with dimensionals. I struggled to tie an semi neat and nowhere near bow (note to self, tie the bow before you cut the ribbon!) and then added 3 buttons to the bottom. To finish off, I'll line the inside of the card with more white cardstock, a strip of patterned paper, and then a handwritten note.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to leave me some love for your chance to win a Unity Kit--one of them might be Berry Good Life which I used here. Be sure to come back tomorrow for my last day of GIU.

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous card! Great design and beautiful coloring!

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  2. Hello Kathy!

    What a fabulous card this is! Well, you did absolutely nail the coloring on this one and I was relieved to hear I'm not the only one who sometimes colors the image more than once, before I'm pleased with it, hi hi!! I do also color a lot of received stamped images, so then I have only one chance... oh, the pressure with those, ha ha!! The green cardstock on your card works really well! Love it! My cup of tea! ;-)

    Hugs, Wendy

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  3. Your coloring looks great! I think your reds turned out perfect on this one. I only have a light blue copic and me and it don't see eye to eye! I really love the dp you used. Makes everything pop!

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  4. I like your coloring and the color choices too!!!

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  5. WOW! This is just gorgeous. Your coloring is fabulous.

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  6. Adorable card! Love the colors and the image you colored!
    Yesterday you mentioned getting brave enough to use the stamp a majig....I finally bought one and I LOVE it. Don't know how I got along without it as I literally use it on every project now! Go for it!

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  7. (Well, it seemed like yesterday! :) Time does slip by quickly...it was really Monday!)

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  8. This is a great card--love the colors and the buttons....super cute stamps too:)

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  9. Wow Kathy, the colors are fabulous...and your coloring is too! When I use red Copics I don't go near the edges at all, but even on Neenah c/s you see the bleeding... hopefully with the new c/s that Copic is endorsing, the bleeding won't be as much! This truly is a gorgeous card...it all just 'pops' with color!

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  10. Just a super card I love it all too cute!

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  11. Gorgeous Job on the coloring!! Love the colors!! Cute Card!

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  12. I solved the Garden Variety problem...I got another one. Love the cute teapot and cup set and the little strawberries on them. The red buttons and ribbon are perfect accompaniments.

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