January 16, 2009

BG # 18 Digi Image by Kim.....Be Mine!!!!

It is time for another fantastic challenge at the BasicGrey Challenges blog! One of our outstanding designers, Kim~Paperbabe, has drawn several fabulous digi images and the challenge this week is to use one or all of the digi images on your card, of course, you must also include one or more BG product on your creation too!!!

Well, I finally got my little paws on the new BG Bittersweet 6X6 paper pad! I must have drove my friend, Charlene, at The Scrapbook Academy, crazy, hounding her for this stuff!!! Yep, I think I have a wee problem when it comes to all things BG,lol!!! Well, I have just fallen in love with this gorgeous paper! So, I need to head back to The Scrapbook Academy and get some brads, 12X12 sheets and maybe another 6X6 pad of this yum-o paper!!!! Love it!!!

Well, I also loved using Kim's fabulous digi image this week! This little Valentine girl is soooo sweet and soooo in love, ah! I printed the image on Georgia Pacific cardstock. I have an ink jet printer and the ink is compatible with Copic markers. How cool is that!? So, I used my Copics to colour the image but with a little twist!

I came across a new technique using Copcis markers on Marianne's blog, I like Markers when I read it, I knew I just had to try! Marianne, explains on her blog how you can fill a waterbrush with Colourless Blender fluid. Then scribble some of the colour from your Copic marker on an acrylic block and pick up the colour with the water brush (filled with blender fluid) to achieve a watercolour effect. This is a really fabulous technique and I know I will be using it again and taking some time to improve on my technique.

I was also, inspired by the beautiful water colouring styling of my fellow BG DT member, Chris! After watching her fabulous video tutorial several times, I thought, I would give it a go! This is my very first attempt and I've not come anywhere close to what Chris is able to achieve with this "loose" watercolouring affect but I do love the look of it! So, I finished the image off with some white highlights using acrylic paint and a fine tip brush and added some Crystal Stickles for a little sparkle!

Well, there you have it! I hope you can play along with us this week! Head on over to the BG blog and check out all the fabulous cards made by the other designers and you are sure to be inspired!!!


Materials List:
Digi-Print Image:Valentine Girl by Kim~Paperbabe
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (Charcoal card base) and Prism Papers (Black and Pink)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Bittersweet
Die Cuts: Nesties, and Qk tag
Embellishments: Pink Velvet RicRac ribbon by American Craft, Pink Mesh Ribbon unknown, Pearls and Heart Gems from Dollarama
Sentiment: Making Memories Rub-On


Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Tara!! Love everything about it!!
Happy weekend!! Kelly

Kim Piggott said...

This is fabulous!
Love your colouring and gorgeous detail!
kim x

sandra_w said...


Hugs, San

Naoual said...

Gorgeous card Tara! I really love the colouring and all the beautiful details.

xx Naoual

Tara said...

Hey T!
This is amazing, love that colouring technique, it's so great to be able to use the pens this way. I'll be having a try later for sure! I can see why you've been trying so hard to get hold of those papers too, they're yummy and I need some........ NOW!!!
This was such a lovely image to use too, wasn't it? You've done a fantastic job!
Have a great weekend! xx

Tab said...

Wowee Tara, this is beautiful! Love the colours and all the extra detaily bits you have used. Your colourig is fabulous.
Hugs Tab xxx

V Colbourne said...

Very fabby card...the coloring is amazing!!

Nicole Bailey said...

LOVE that technique!
I love the paper and the image is so cool-my teen daughter would love it. :O)

Kim said...

OMGOSH Tara that is AWESOME! I so love the coloring and am going to have to try this! I am heading over now to see the video you talk about! thanks for the links...you are awesome! FABULOUS card hun! I LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE the BS BG paper too...I am also obessed with it! hee hee!
Hugs~ Kim

Kim Costello said...

Gorgeous!!! love your card, the colouring is fantastic,

I will definately have to try this copic technique, I've seen artists use the Colourless Blender fluid straight from the bottle and splash so you get watermarks, very pretty!

Thank you for your lovely comments, I love this bittersweet too! HuGs Kim x

Bev said...

Wowzers! This is stunning Tara - your colouring is amazing!! Love the layout too

hugs Bev x

Nixe-Moni said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Tara!! I love your fantastic colouring and all the fab details.

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous Tara, your colouring is brilliant. The Bittersweet papers are gorgeous, aren't they ? We had a lot of fun this week with these images and you did a terrific job with your DT creation (as always !).


Jo x

Heather said...

Brilliant Tara. You've done a great job using Chris's baackground effect.
Love the colours and those Bittersweet papers and your image is coloured beautifully - must try that method with Copics.
hugs Heather xx

Chris said...

Well you already know that I heart this card so much Tara and the wonderful way you created your coloured image with copics. It's sensational in every way. Love your very creative design and wonderful papers. Hugs, Chris x

Danita said...

Your card is adorable, love the colors you picked. I also love how you used the scalloped square turned to be a diamond!!! I love this paper you picked too!!!


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