Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I haven't done the Penny Black challenge for the longest time, but I am loving this sketch (see below)


This is another stamp that I totally forgot I had, I really must have a good sort out one of these days






These papers by WeR Memory Keepers are among my favourites, so bright and cheerful





Papers - WeR Memory Keepers 'over the rainbow'


Stamp - PB 'Gone Shopping'


Sentiment stamp - hero arts


Nesties - mega curved rectangle, and scalloped oval


Copics - face E00, E02, RV13
Hair Y13
Dress and Bags YG23, YG 13, RV06, B93
Shadow - Prismacolour cool grey 10%

I have started putting the numbers of the Copic markers I use down, I don't know if it will help anybody. I have more emails about Copics than anything else. I am no expert - I would love to do a Copic course, and you will see that I have supplemented the markers with some Prismacolour markers that you can buy in Michaels, so when they are on sale, I stock up - I use the cool grey 10% all the time to add a shadow around a stamped image. They are alcohol based inks as well, so work perfectly well with the Copics. I have a mixture of sketch (the oval ones) and Ciao (round), the Ciao are cheaper, they don't hold as much ink, but they are both refillable and have the same nibs. I prefer the sketch, only because they have the number stamped on the cap, so it saves a lot of rummaging for colours. I am going to try Promarkers to build up my colours as well, they are more reasonable and seem to give lovely results.
If you are just starting off down the Copic road, my best advice would be to look online for the best deals, and buy shades that look pastel to start with, you can get a depth of colour by going over the colour you lay down first with the same marker, to add shadows.
Another question I get asked is how I store them. I have a round kitchen utensil holder from The Pampered Chef, it's on a turntable so just swivels round, and has compartments so that I can keep each colour family together. If I remember, I will take a photo of it tomorrow......
Seriously fed up with the white stuff now, I went to the dentist yesterday. 'Oh my' he said, as I rolled in like the michelin man, 'you are well wrapped up against the cold'. Honestly, it took me more time to take off enough layers to sit in the chair, than it took him to scale and polish my teeth.


23 comments:

chelemom said...

Super cute!!!

kisatrtle said...

Thanks for the info on the Copics. I am itching to get some, but I'm spend so little time in my craft room right now that I'm not sure I can justify it.

Love the card...

Becky said...

I know what you mean, Spring is almost here, at lest that is what I tell myself :). This is a fun and fabulous card.

Melodie said...

wonderful, Enfys,
I love the essence of the spider legs, and the paper is really class.
Hugs
Melodie

Kath said...

super cute or what....love this funky image and those gorgeous papers....hope you are coping with our winter....it's a real pain now...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...big hugs kath xxxx

Squirrel x said...

Great card hun, and fabulous bright, zingy colours. Love it. Hugs, Squirrel xx

furrypig said...

cute stamp! Must start stamping more! Yep the white stuff is turning into the grey/black stuff and not as great for pics and still giving me hassle trying to drive in it! Thanks goodness for crafting 'n' blogging!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

I wonder how much stuff all of us have that we have forgotten about, I think we all need to have a good sort out every now and then.

Your card is fun and looks like she has had a good shopping spree. Great colours.

hugs
Kaye x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fab, brilliant image and love the spring colours.
luv
Debby

Lean said...

Great take on the sketch lovely card.
bye bye,Lean.

Tiff said...

I love that stamp! The card is so bright and cheery. It would make anyone smile!

nessy said...

gorgeous , girly card ~beautifully made!
vanessa xx

CelticWoman said...

perfect card to brighten up these gloomy winter days, it is raining cats and dogs here again. Great image, Hugs

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys thats one stunning card, love the image and youve coloured it so beautifully. WEll done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Jessica said...

And I'll bet you have a brighter smile! I've gone down the copic path too. But probably won't go much further, as my coloring isn't the best. It's just not my thing, I guess. So I'd rather spend my $ to get things I love to use. Like, flowers, ribbons, or brads! I hope your weather improves soon. (ours too!) It's been really cold here for over a week!

Cindy said...

Super cute card Enfys. I love how you added the info on the copic colors. It is a great help.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Enfys, another cute cute card.. I love how you are putting the colors of the copics on your blog and what a great idea of using the pampered chef turnaround for a holder... you are so creative.

Cheryl said...

oh super cute such a wonderful cheery card too love cheryl xxxx

Pauline C said...

Great funky card Enfys - love the fab girly image and bright colours. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Nikki said...

Enfys, this is so very cute!! I love it, can I go out and come home like that???
Hugs!
-Nikki

DonnaMundinger said...

what a cute image and yummy colors, En! Great job with the sketch! xxD

Anonymous said...

Oh Enfys, you have another super card. I love this cartridge. The colours you have picked are great. Well done with all the magazine work. Carol in Yorkshire
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