06 February 2009

Copic Junkies Challenge

I recently joined a new Yahoo group called SNSS CopicJunkies. In a nutshell, this group is into Copics and places a Copic order each month. Our fearless leader, Korin of Sweet N Sassy Stamps, issued a challenge of posting some Copic projects this week-end. I was thus challenged to use this new stamp from Spiral Whisper called Wizard Dan. I bought this stamp after I saw Frances' card here.

First thing I want to point out about this card is that after my frustration of trying to blend my Copics on Very Vanilla yesterday I pulled out some of my pure luxury 120 lbs. card stock from GinaK. When I opened it up and pulled out a sheet (from the back) I immediately had to pull out a second sheet because it was sooooo think I thought the sheet was one of those cardboard sheets they put in to help the paper not bend. Well, the second sheet was just as thick!! It was also very smooth so I was a bit aprehensive about the ability to blend my Copics. Let me tell you this card stock was just awesome! I love my SU card stock, but I may never go back to Whisper White if I will be using my Copics! *gasp*

I am a bit disappointed that my scanner didn't catch all the subtle shading I did, but you can see some of it in his hat. If I were to name this card it would have to be something like Zindorf meets Copics! LOL! After I colored Dan I Zindorfed him (used my VersaMarker and clear embossed him). Then I used a couple of post-it notes to mask off the sky and brayered on Gable Green, then Green Galore, then added a bit of Glorious Green. I had an obvious Glorious Green line so I was able to hid it by sponging on the Glorious Green. I then masked the grass and started to brayer the sky Bashful Blue, then Ballet Blue (which also had a horrible line) and finally Night of Navy at the top. I went back and tried to sponge away the line like I had the green, but as you can see it really didn't go away. I toned it down well enough, but it is still there.

Oh, I used Basic Gray to add some shadow under Dan. I'm hoping Michelle (Zindorf) would be proud of me! LOL! You can definately see where I VersaMarked outside my lines. I need to slow down and be more careful. I thought about adding some Faith Dots around the Night of Navy layer but decided to paper pierce instead for a more subtle touch.

After I colored Dan I was scrolling through my 'card sketch' category in my Google Reader and came to MJ's technostamp card sketch #54. I had played along when this was the current sketch and really liked it and thought it would showcase Dan nicely so I used it for this card.

I used my Label One Nestie. The Bashful layer uses the Faux Felt from the latest Technique Junkies newsletter. I love how easy the technique is and adds such wonderful texture to my card. Since I will give this card to my own little Wizard I figured he will like the feel of the card. :) Five year-old boys do notice those types of things whereas 40-something men don't. ;)

Stamps: Wizard Dan (Spiral Whisper) Simple Sayings II (SU); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Gable Green, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, Basic Gray, various Copic markers; Paper: Gable Green, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy; Pure Luxury (GinaK); Accessories: Label One Nestie, CB, sponge daubers, VersaMarker, Clear Detail Emboss Powder (SU), Crafter's Tool Kit (SU), heatgun, crimper.