Thursday, 9 July 2015

Special Guest Blogger

We have a special guest blogger today - my friend Elaine from Marker Geek who is also a member of the Stamping Bella DT.   She has mad colouring skills with copic markers so she has a great project for us today :-)

Hi Elaine here - I was delighted to be invited by Tara as you may be aware that I frequently stalk her store for the latest releases from numerous fun US stamp and die companies.  The adorable and fun stamp I used is one of the new Stamping Bella releases: Tiny Townie Hayley the Super Hero . She comes with the sentiment I used “Be Your Own Hero”. Perfect for a fun encouragement or super birthday card!

I coloured the image and Copic galaxy background on Make it Colour Blending Card (my favourite for colouring with Copic and other alcohol based markers). One of the many reasons this is my favourite is for techniques like this background. Make it Colour Blending Card is one of the best papers I have used for colourless blender techniques, moving colour around with the colourless blender is a breeze on this paper.   [You can find a step by step as to how to create the background on Elaine's blog here]

Before I coloured the background, I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Die and a Paper Smooches Waves border die to create the scalloped borders at the top and bottom, which I coloured with Copic markers to coordinate with the image. To finish the card off I added some small adhesive gems.

Copic Marker Colour Palette:
If you own the Stamping Bella “Tiny Townie Hayley the Super Hero” stamp, you can obtain a free Copic Colour Map from Emily at Stamping Bella showing how I coloured her. See HERE for details.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed creating it for you. I really hope that you find the little step by step tutorial helpful.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

OMG Elaine! this is adorable! one day you will teach me how to get the great effects you do with my limited number of pens!!!
Kathleen Mc xx