Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Good Enough To Eat :)

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Happy sunny morning peeps.

Dawny P here and it’s another lovely day. It almost feels like Summer and what better thing to have when it’s sunny than …

Strawberries :)

And that’s just what we have for you today as my card features Strawberries which is one of the brand new release, now on sale.

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The image was coloured with Copics and these are the shades I used -

Leaves – G99, YG0000, YG01, YG03
Berries – R05, R17, R27, R59

Container – E50, E81

I know from the Copics workshops I’ve done that some people are a bit scared of using reds, but honestly, it’s so easy and this image is about the best I have ever used for reds - you can get a really good result as there are no teeny tiny small areas.

So this is how I coloured the berries on this beautiful  image -

  • Go over all the berries with a layer of R17
  • Add shading detail with R59 – just small amounts here and there and mainly where the berries meet the leaves
  • Blend together using R27 but don’t go right to the edge of the berries
  • Go over everything with R05

A few tips to bear in mind when using reds are -

  • Make sure that you use only good quality card stock – the one that most of us use can be found here
  • Don’t over-wet the card. It may be better to allow a little time for the inks to dry before adding the next layer of colour.
  • If you do get bleeds, don’t try and fix them with the blender pen whatever you do as this will make it worse. It’s better to go around the edge of the image with a contrasting pen as this will cover up any small imperfections and also make your image ‘pop’.

I hope that you’ve found this useful and thank you for stopping by today.

Happy crafting and hugs to all xxx

13 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Dawny! Definitely good enough to eat! Very helpful step by step instructions too!! :) xo

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  2. Oh, very nice strawberry card!!!!!

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  3. This is so adorable. I think your reds are great.
    hugs

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  4. The color, shape, ribbon, layout of your card is so adorable.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Card Printing
    Scratch Cards

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  5. Oh just so lovely!!! Truly fantastic honey!xx

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  6. Beautiful. I've just made a card with image, yummy.

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  7. These are stunning , I must get copics they seem to be much clearer and brighter then the promarkers I use, FAB cards Great image. Hugs Elaine

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  8. Such a yummy card! Also its useful for so many occasions xx

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  9. Those strawberries look yummy. The card is so great. TFS.

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  10. Beautiful and YAY I actually have all those red shades, hugs, Karenxx

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  11. Dawny you never cease to please us with your wonderful creations. Todays card is lovely and those strawberries look so good I really want to eat them..!
    Hugs Linda

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  12. I love strawberries so this is a very tempting card for me! LOL
    Well done!
    Hugs Susan

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  13. Lovely card and thanks for the tips!!!

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