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Monday, 21 April 2014

Reach for the Stars

I enjoyed colouring this image by Penny Black while on Easter break. Here is my card:

Elizabeth Whisson, Penny Black, Reach for the stars, flowers, handmade card, copics, rabbits, pearls, burlap
My image is stamped on X-Press It blending card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image and background with Copic markers. The background is a little hard to see in the photo but it is a mixture of a few Copic colours randomly blended together. I've then added some Copic opaque white to highlight parts of the tutu and then randomly placed some dots in the background. I used #05 Lemon AtYou Spica glitter pen on the stars and also added a few random dots in the background around the stars. The outside is inked with Distress Ink Tattered Rose and then adhered to Bazzill textured Flamingo with X-Press It double sided tape. The image is then raised up with X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape.

Photo (with flash) showing the AtYou Spica on the stars and dotted around the stars.
And the Stickles Star Dust on the flowers.

My little tag is Jodie Lee Designs "Fairy Belle Collection" DP diecut with Our Daily Bread Designs Recipe and Tags Dies.
I've handwritten "Reach for the Stars" with a Copic multiliner (black 0.3 mm).

I've also coloured some Papercraft pearls with Copic marker YR01 before adhering them to the top right and bottom left of my card.

I added a bit of colour to the ends of the petals of white paper flowers and some buds with Copic markers R12, YR01, R00 and YR00. I then dripped a few drops of Copic colourless blender various ink from the tops of the flowers which drew the colour further down the petals. The flowers have then been spritzed with a little Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Vanilla Breeze" and, once dry, had some glossy accents and Stickles Star Dust added to some of the petal tips. 
I added X-Press It clear gel glue to the surface of the green paper leaves - I dribbled it down the middle of the leaf and then used the nib of the glue bottle to spread it out towards the leaf edges in a randomish way. I thought it gives the leaves a little more shine and adds some darker green patches (which I think makes them more life-like).

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
(Must use pastel colours plus flowers and polka dots)

Materials List
Copic markers:
   Jacket and sash - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
   Tutu - YR00, R00, R11, R22
   Tights - B60, B91
   Shoes - E50, R00
   Stars - Y11
   Hair - E50, E42, E35, E37
   Skin - E00, E11, Y000, R20, E000
   Flowers and leaves - R20, R22, YG01, YG17
   Rabbits - W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
   Ground - B0000, Y000, W1, W3, W5, R00, colourless blender
   Background - B0000, Y000, R0000, YR0000,  YG01, W1, colourless blender
   Embellishments - Paper Flowers - R12,  YR01, R00, YR00
   Embellishments - pearls - YR01
Other Copic products: Copic opaque white, AtYou Spica #05 Lemon glitter pen, black 0.3 mm Copic multiliner, Various Ink - colourless blender
Stamps: Penny Black Reach for the Stars
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Tattered Rose
Cardstock: X-Press It blending card, Bazzill textured Flamingo, Prima Marketing Jodie Lee Designs Fairy Belle Collection and Delight Collection
Dies: Our Daily Bread Designs Recipe and Tags Dies
Other: Papercraft Pearls, AnnaBelle stamps natural hemp twine, Inkssentials glossy accents, X-Press It clear gel glue, X-Press It double sided tape, X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape, Stickles Star Dust, Green Tara Paper Leaves (3.5 cm, green), Kaisercraft paperblooms Coconut mixed sizes, Green Tara mini white rose buds, Ribtex blossoms by Vivaldi, Green Tara 38 mm sand colourled burlap trim, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze, glue gun.  


  1. Very pretty, adorable image and lovely details!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" this week for our "Pastel Goodness" challenge!!
    Diane TSTR DT

  2. Such a beautiful card, your colouring is incredible you have really made this girl sparkle! Thank so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  3. Elizabeth what a sweet image - her skirt looks soooo pretty. Love all the elements you've combined on this gorgeous card.

  4. Firstly, Im jealous you had crafty time!! and secondly your gorgeous colouring!! I like the idea of the opaque marker!! Must try that! thanks for joining in this month with your beautiful card!


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