Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Copics or Watercolors?

Right  before I got into Papercrafting  full time, I used to quilt , small,  big, appliqued wall hangings , you name it, I have done it. I loved sewing and used to be at my machine for long hours.... and then.. Papercrafting happened ....and  I just could not get myself to give away all those beautiful yards of goodness!

As I was  sorting and  organising  my studio  last week , I decided to go through my fabrics and air them a bit.  As I sat to refold all these beautiful yards of fine linen, fat quarters and lace, I came across this pretty floral fabric filled with roses and leaves, I was instantly transported to the Amish Country, to a small boutique in a quaint little picturesque town ... a sweet lady, who proudly showed me around the store and helped me pick fabric. This particular yard of fine cotton , I had purchased to make a dress for my niece, which of course  never got done!

........instead I thought it was time to translate it  into a card...........


I was aiming for  soft cotton fabric kind of background paper. I used stamps by Janes Doodles and Copics to color and added glossy accents for the water droplets.



 To achieve the watercolor hand painted effect , I stamped the roses and leaves in grey and then colored in using Copics  RV13 and R35..shocking right..for serious Copic certified masters, that might be a big faux pas!....but I was aiming for a shaded rose , so it just worked for me.


 love the way a tiny bit of Glossy Accents for the water droplets just adds that little something extra to the roses.

 A closer look -  by stamping using  grey ink, you can barely see the lines, ideal for  that hand painted look.

 Sharing with The Moxie Fab World- 75 Creative Card Challenges Week- Make your own background paper challenge.

......that was a long post!....
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11 comments :

  1. GORGEOUS card!!
    Love the big & bright roses!!
    Awesome "water droplets" wow!! :)

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  2. WOW - this is an absolutely stunning card!

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  3. Wow. I seriously thought you had applied the fabric to the card front, it's so gorgeous!

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  4. Gorgeous card.I can feel the beautiful fabric looking at this card. Love Roses too. TFS

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  5. Stunning! Fantastic stamping and I love the vibrant colours!

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  6. wow... this is stunning.. love that combination ... TFS!

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  7. Oh wow, the colors just reach out and grab ya!! What a great effect!

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  8. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments....worth the hour I spent on the coloring!

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  9. Hey Sanketi! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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