Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Roll on Summer

Here in Tasmania the weather has been freezing whilst I love sitting by a roaring fire in winter and admire how pretty the fog and crisp cool mornings can be  I do love summer.  I made this card for the Mad for Markers Challenge featuring Bron's sketch. 

I have so much trouble colouring with red it just seems to bleed much more than any other colour.  This was an image I coloured a while ago when I first started practising colouring hair. So I didn't record the copics I used at the time but my collection of copics isn't that big YET! So from Memory I used
Digi Image - CC Designs Swiss Pixie Hawaiian Birgitta from All That Scraps
Copics from Mad for Markers Clothing - R24, R27, R29, C1, C2, C9.
                                                 Skin - E00, E11, R20.
                                                 Hair - E50, E53.
Hibiscus Paper- Kaisercraft Seaside Collection from Anna's Craft Cupboard
Ribbon and Red Paper were from my stash.
Hibiscus stamp and white ink were a gift from my Mum.
Blank Card from Regal Craft

I am not overly happy with this card just seems like there is something missing but I'm not sure what.  Thanks for looking.


  1. aww this is so cute - love the layout and the papers
    Lisa x

  2. Gorgeous, love the hibiscus paper and stamp and the image is coloured beautifully

  3. My little sister lives in Tas and she has been telling me how freezing it has been! Your card is just so pretty I love the reds that you have used. As to the bleeding of your reds it could be your paper. Are you using a copic style cardstock? Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers this week. Hugs from Bron :D

  4. Thanks for you comments everyone. Bron I'm using xpress-it blending card. I think it's more of a technique thing or maybe the fact I should be wearing my glasses when I colour
    Thanks again I love reading your comments

  5. A gorgeous card... love the hair. Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers.
    Susan xxox

  6. oooh This is GORGEOUS Gretchen! LOVE it!

    For the reds... try not soaking the paper so much (not sure if you are) and waiting a bit for the ink to dry before you colour/ blend some more!

  7. I think your card is just perfect. Such a sweet image and lovely papers and colours. Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers. Pop on over to my blog for some candy:
    Alicia xx