...let me count the ways!
YUP...I'm talking about my card today! It is my current most fav card I have EVAH made! EVAH! Why? I dunno!...the image, the paper, the colours, the scallops....EVERYTHING! This is Betty the Bookworm, an Ellia Hill image available in rubber at Stamping Bella.
I have to fess up about this paper.....I've been hoarding it...for a few years now! Ya...I need counselling! When I first got my copic markers they had just recently hit the stamping market and Debbie Olson was my idol. I would check her blog daily and drool over her cards and her ability to blend those markers. I would blow up the pics from her blog, study them, make note of the markers she used and practice, practice, practice! And just about every paper she used, I had to buy! This is one of them from Cosmo Cricket called Little Girl and was in a pack of 8x8 sheets.
Here are some links to Debbie's tutorials that I STILL have bookmarked!
copic tutorial on leaves
My style has changed a bit since then, mostly due to practice, experimenting and searching for my comfort zone, but I remain indebted to Debbie for getting me hooked on these markers!
So, for you who are interested in what I used and want to experiment yourself...here goes starting with copic markers:
E0000, 000, 00, 11 (face...but arms and legs are soooo tiny I only used E00)
E50, 51, 52, Y32, E31 (hair)
G20, YG93, 95 (the green book...used lots of tip to tip on the markers due to vast difference in color range)
R81, 83, 85, RV10, 11, 13
YR0000, Y000, 00, 11 (and shaded with E30...if the Y's are a little TOOOOO acidy looking for you, try putting a base of YR0000 first and it will tone down that yellow)
E40, 41, 42, W5
Now for the prismacolor pencils I used to add just a bit more shading and texture
Henna and Black Raspberry on the pink book
Goldenrod on the yellow books
Kelp Green and Moss Green on the green book
Now go get inky and practice, practice, practice...and in the meantime, you just might wanna check out Emily's blog to see what she's got going for Tantalizing Toosday!