Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sweet Friend

This card will show that I caved and bought some Copic Ciao markers. They were a really decent price from a seller on Oztion (Berrimas Garden) and the original intention was to buy some that I could blend with my existing markers, but now I think I'll buy more Copics because they are just so good! They flow SO much better than the others I have used and the ability to choose a light and a dark colour to blend with is fantastic.

That being said, I didn't blend with the Copics I used in today's card made to follow My Grafico's sketch challenge for this week. To make them look shaded - they aren't perfect, I need alot more practice! - I went over the areas I wanted to be darker twice, as opposed to the areas I wanted to stay lighter which I went over once.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

Sweet Friend

I've been looking out to use these candy digital stamps from My Grafico since I downloaded them AGES ago. (Download them for free here!). They were designed by the very talented Mujka Chic. After a few false starts the above card was born.

I coloured the sweets using my new Copics and oriented them in roughly the same direction as the sweets in the background. I then trimmed off the excess to finish off the top layer.

The sentiment (sweet friend - get it?) was stamped in Versacolor ink which is a bit pale, but I didn't want anything white or bright, just purple (my favourite colour by the way!)

Size of card: 4" x 6" (top folding)

Card/paper - Cre8tive textured cardstock, Grant Archival plain paper
Stamps - Digital Candy Freebie by Mujka Chic from My Grafico, Inkadinkado "Chelsea Sentiments"
Ink - Printer, Versacolor "Misty Mauve", Copic Ciao markers in Amethyst (V17) and Pale Lilac (V12)
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, Cre8tive spring scissors, Renoir glue runner

Challenge: My Grafico #49

Thanks for looking!


  1. what cute cute card, thanks for playing with MyGrafico.
    Dont forget to join our ning next week, games and giveaways ;)

  2. How "sweet"! Thanks for playing this week at My Grafico and make sure you play along on the 26th...Lots of fun, prizes and give aways to be had!

  3. you won our challenge, check out the post here!


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