After all the excitement this week of attending the Copic Certification workshop in Toronto I started to come down with a cold or something!!! So, I just haven't been feeling so great but luckily enough I had most of my card for this week's BasicGrey challenge completed! This week Rica has designed a fabulous sketch for us to use! I loved working with it!
Well, I finally broke down and bought the 6X6 paper pad of Marrakech!When I first saw the papers, they didn't really appeal to me but now that I have used them I just love them!!!! For this card I thought I would make a "boy" card not my fave really, as, I like lots of girlie things on a card but I am quite happy with how it turned out and this Oakley is a sweetie!!!!
I stamped Oakley with Slipover from the WOJ Spring Stampclub set on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and made a mask with a post it note and then stamped the WOJ tree stump for him to sit on. I cut out the image with my Label One Nesties and coloured it with my Copics. I did go back and add a colouring technique that I learned at the Copic Certification class! I used the B00 Copic marker and added the background around Oakley using a flicking motion of the marker at the end of the stroke. Then used my Colourless marker to soften the edges and fade it out to white. It didn't turn out too badly (hubby said it looked good) but I still need to practice this some more!
I used my new EK Success border Punch and added a strip of green velvet Ric Rac American Craft ribbon! I just couldn't resist a few flowers on this boy card, so, I picked a few Primas to match and instead of adding a brad in the centre, I used these flower piston thingies (yes, that is the technical name for them,lol) from my stash! I didn't have one that matched the blue flower so I coloured a cream flower piston with my Sky blue Copic. I then added a little crystal Stickels!
I used my new Nesties tags and stamped the CC designs sentiment on it and added it it to the card with a BG Wassail brad.
Well, there you have! The other BG designers have some rally stunning creations using Rica's fab sketch! I hope you can join us this week at BasicGrey Challenges! Come on! Who doesn't love a fab sketch and fab BG papers,lol?!!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look and I will have another post today all about the fabulous time I had at the Copic Certification Workshop!