Thursday, 2 June 2011

Copic Creations............Distressing with Copics

It is our 2nd Anniversary today over at Copic Creations and we have an amazing amount of prizes from from our fabulous list of sponsors from the last year -  lots of goodies to be given away!  Visit the Copic Creations blog for more details regarding their 2-Year Blogoversary.  

 We’re privileged to have the talented WENDY RAMLAKHAN joining us at Copic Creations!!     Do take a little time to stop by her blog to welcome her aboard.   


When I'm shading  outwards, from the image I always use Copics, when I'm shading inwards from the edge of the image I use distress inks. Just to make life a little difficult I decided to showcase this fabulous script text from main sponsor today - Crafty Secrets and use my copics around the edges - just to make life a little more difficult I also decided I wanted to use the image on kraft cardstock!!!   Arrggghhhh!!!!    Kraft cardstock (at least the one I have) is extremely absorbent, not only does it use 'tons' of copic but also is very difficult to blend, I think it took longer to distress the edges than it does to colour an image, but a worthwhile experiment and I'm happy with the over all results and really enjoyed 'having a go'.
I used a Crealies die as a 'frame'  and used foam pads to lift it from the image, the blue frame is embossed with the Cuttlebug folder - Distressed stipes. I finished it with seam binding ribbon and a Tim Holtz button, which sadly insisted on being photographed more 'creamy' than it actually is.

Some of the team are offering up some blog candy as well.  I shall be offering some surprise candy and I will pick a random winner from the comments on this post.


I should have posted this yesterday but for various reason couldn't - I won't tell you because you'll only laugh at my misadventures!!!
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22 comments:

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

woow! beautiful work!
have a nice day
greetings, mandy

Jill said...

Beautiful work again Heather. The taxt is beautiful and you have framed it perfect.
You are such an inspiration!
Lots of hugs, Jill

Natali said...

What is this???!!! Fantastic!!!!! It is really nice!! Natali

Elizabeth said...

Oh Heather I have so been there on the kraft paper, I feel your pain! LOL And I probably would also feel your pain on the blog issues. It has been a week in that department! Love your card:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Gorjus gorjus creation Heather.

Love Karen x

Gillian said...

lovely work Heather

Moni said...

Fab creation my dear friend, love it. hugs,moni

Becky said...

This is gorgeous.

mycardz said...

Yay Heather ... glad you made it! I won't ask - even though I really could use a good laugh today! :) I can't believe you did all that with kraft cs and Copics! It's really goregous and would look so awesome in a glass frame on the wall. You're always such an inspiration for me to try new ideas! TY. hugz, Mary

Paula said...

I just love that frame & the stamped text is brilliant. The distressed stripes work so well with this too. It's taken me a whole day to do one very straightforward post - Mr Blogger insisted on moving the photos all around & splitting the text & goodness knows what else with my post - his days are numbered now.......
Take care with yourself & thanks for your lovely comment too.
Paula (PEP)

BA said...

liebe heather dein bild ist ein traum
ich wünsche dir ein schönes WE
xoxo BA

artycarty said...

I love how you creatively cut out the embossed image to make a frame and the distressing around the sentiment is exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

Gab said...

What a great project

Tasha said...

Fabulous project Heather, i love the technique you used
love tasha xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

And finally (because I have to go to bed), I loved your recent artsy work. I just can't seem to do artsy but you've clearly mastered it! And I love this simple sentiment card - your Copic distressing is perfect! Hugs, Lesley

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi, Heather! This turned out beautifully! It may have been troublesome, but the results are well worth it! Love this passage. Words to live by ;D Hugz, Cheryl

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This turned out beautiful, Heather. Glad you experimented, although I'll take your findings into consideration. :) Gorgeous card!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh Wow Heather...thank you for the wonderful welcome!! :) I'm so excited to be working with you on the Copic Creations team!! love how your card looks like a fame...and I would have never thought to do type of "distressing" with my Copics, what a beautiful result...looks amazing!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Thank you for the tips on the Copic distressing shading - I don't have any refills yet so I think I would panic if I saw my cardstock absorbing tons of ink, LOL!

Rose said...

Heather, your use of Copics to distress this vintage saying is spectacular. I love, love, love your wood-looking frame. Awesome work, as always. ~ Rose

Delphine said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, Heather! I love what you did! And congratulations on your second anniversary! Hugs Delphine xx

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I thought it was a framed sentiment! Stunning.

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