Friday, 26 March 2010

What Do Ya Think About………


…. my first proper Copics attempt?

I don’t think it’s perfect by a long shot but it isn’t too bad, all things considered, and I just feel that me and these babies are gonna get on at some point. It isn’t a totally PM free zone because there is some ivory PM on there – does anybody know the Copic equivalent please chicksters cos I can’t seem to find it.

So one more day to go before the NEC ( wooohoooooo) but first things first cos it’s time for another Just Magnolia challenge. Ohh just think of all those Tildas sitting patiently in their baskets in sunny Brum just waiting or us all to descend lol xxx

I loved this image from the moment I clapped eyes on it because it reminds me so much of my Grandma and Granddad's wedding pic. Her dress was just like that but she wore a hat not a veil – well it was the roaring 20s after all!!!

Anyway, I digress yet again, naughty piggy, and our challenge this week is fab sketch by our Jane …

jane1[1] ….. here ya go.

And I thought I’d do something a little bit different…..


…so I did a recess card as I thought the sketch was absolutely perfect for it. You can maybe just about see that the image is set back in a recess and the card actually looks like a picture frame.

So for the first time (but not the last lol xxx ) I am going to say that it was coloured with Copics and I added a bit of Diamond Stickles to various bits of Tilda’s frock and veil. The beautiful paper is from Tracy at Dies To Die For and it’s one of the new Bella Bella stacks which you can see here


These gorgeous blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added a few diamond things – sorry I don't have a clue what they are called – which I got from the local floristry warehouse

charm1ed I raided the old jewellery box and found these charms. I don't know where they came from but they are really pretty and I added a bit of tulle, which I got from Crafts U Love, a curly bit of twine and a little ivory rose.

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You can maybe see the recess a bit better here on the arty farty angle pic.

And that’s me card all done. If you get a sec, nip across and check out the awesome JM girlies work over at blog HQ. I’ll be seeing one or 2 of them tomorrow - woohhoo Bev and Jacqui - and I cannot wait. I am also meeting up with my cyber twin Mrs Kath and also En and hopefully loads of other fab bloglies. ‘Twill be fabulous.

Also today the sweetness and light of my life that is Kyla is back from her week at Centre Parcs today and it goes without saying that we’ve missed her loads. It will be lovely to see her little face again. So I’d better get on and get some work done!!

Have a great time if you are going to the NEC ( and also if you’re not!!) and see you Sunday if not before!!

Huggiest of hugs xxx


Marina said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous card!
I love it!


Anonymous said...

Your card looks fab Dawn. Have fun at the NEC, wish I was going. Instead I'll be working with 23 two to four year olds today. Wish me luck!
Sam xx

Kim Piggott said...

Your card is so very beautiful Dawn!
Such a sweet couple and your copics colouring is amazing!
Love your gorgeous design and your detail is beautiful!
So looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
kim x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, so sorry I will miss you ar the NEC. I used E50 as an Ivory...then you have E51 as a slightly darker shade....also E40/E41...slightly more beige than creamy.
HTH & Hugs

Suzanne said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the way its like a frame - need to have a wee shot at that, lol. Have a brilliant time tomorrow, Dawny
Copic Ciao E23 is Dull ivory if this is any help
Suzanne x

Beckie said...

Stunning. This stamp is on my pre-order list. Would love to know how you get yours so quickly, lol.

Tsky said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colours and the wedding couple is adorable

Sonia said...

Oh Dawny this is beautiful, you certainly have got to grips with the copics :) Hoping for some tips.
See you tomorrow.
Hugs Sonia xx

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful card and your colouring is great. I'm finding the more I practice the easier it gets with these Copics. May have to get some more at the NEC tomorrow, lol, x

Sue said...

Hi Dawny
wow hun totally gorgeous card, fantastic colouring, beautiful emebelis, Have great time at the nec good spend up, sue,x

Marg said...

Hello What a fabulous creation - Love it! LOTV recommend E50 as the copic 'match' for promarker 'ivory'. HTH

Maria said...

Sorry haven't visited in a while. But boy oh boy, talk about eye candy and lots of inspiration. Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring! Looks to me like you are doing great with the Copics. I'll be sitting here a while drooling as I catch up on your beautiful creations. Hugs, Maria

cheryl said...

oh love this hun that image is just so adorable,love it,great coluring too hun,hugs cheryl xx

Jolita said...

Ooooh, it's gorgeous Dawny!


Anne said...

Fan .. tas .. tic! If I thought I could do such beautiful colouring at my first attempt I'd buy Copics right now. I'm hovering on the brink as they're so expensive. You've done a wonderful job. Hugs x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fantastic project Dawny! Love the frame idea with the beautiful lace and flower accents. I think your coloring is awesome! Have fun with those Copics. :)

Lesley said...

wow this is gorgeous...and im totally jealous that u have copics...hhhmm i might ditch the PM's and buy some do i justify that to the hubby?? hehehe another stunning card...have fun at the NEC Hugs Lesley xx

Sandi said...

Great first attempt, enjoy the process, Copics rock. Sandi

Jodie from Oz said...

Dawn, OMG, Your card is so very beautiful, the image is adorable and your copics colouring is amazing. I love all your fabulous details are fabulous. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawny :-) I love this image and your copic colouring is fab ! :-) I agree with Caz on the copic colours ,,, they were what I was going to suggest :-)

the way you arranged the flowers is fabulous !! I love that arrangement ! stunning ! :-)

Lols x x x

Macpurp said...

i have never used copics. this is absolutely beautiful! it looks just like a wedding photo frame, the flowers are laid out beautifully too!
love teen x

Kelly Schelske said...

It's gorgeous Dawny! Love the tulle!

Stacey said...

Brilliant job Dawny! This is spot on! ~x~

Julie said...

Totally perfect for a wedding card! Hope you have fun at the NEC!!Juliex

Marcea said...

fab card hun, so glad you have used your copics!!! Have a fab time atteh NEC ... gutted I am not coming this time .... hope to see you next time tho :o)

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous card, Dawny! I love the frame.

For ivory, you could use:

E30 + E0000 (very pale and soft)

E51 + E50 + E0000 (still pale, but has a bit more contrast/depth as well as a more peachy tint to it)

E51 + E50 + W00 (the W00 tones down the peachy-ness a bit)

Arianne said...

Great card!

Your coloring isn't that bad! ;0) You should see my first attempts using my Copics; they look like a kid got hold of my markers!

high Quality Fbs said...

Wonderful card!

Kathy said...

Dawny this is just gorgeous!!!!! I love everything about it! That paper is perfect and your flowers look so pretty! I adore the image as well!!
Such a beautiful card!!

Dippydoodle said...

Gorgeous Card, love the image!! you always do Fab cards, well done Gay xx

Cath x said...

Wow, thats amazing for a first attempt!