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!....
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your valuable inputs!



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

  2. WOW - this is an absolutely stunning card!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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