Sunday, February 08, 2009

COPIC CHALLENGE

I am taking part in a COPIC club through Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Korin has set up a Yahoo group called SNSS Copic Junkies that is handling these clubs. The price was right and she has an advanced group where the members can choose the COPICs they want each month. This is the only type of club that would work for me since I already have quite a few and it means I don't have to worry about duplicates. There is also a lot of information on Copics and tutorials on how to better use them. Its a new group and at the moment it is a very active group.

One of the members of the group has set up a Copic Colour Challenge BLOG. The challenges will be listed every other Weds. starting on Feb 11. (They have listed the first challenge set of colors a bit early because everyone was so excited about it). The colors we were to use are
B28 - Royal Blue
V06 - Lavender
YR07 - Cadmium Orange
Or as close as you can get to there colors if you don't have the exact ones yet. I have the Lavender, but not the others so I had to substitute for them. I used
B26-Cobalt Blue
V06-Lavender
YR09-Chinese Orange
Here is the card I came up with.....


my blending with Copics definitely needs work. I think I must be too heavy handed. These were not easy colors for me to work with. I wanted to see if I could stick with just using these three and no others...not an easy task, but I did it. I love forward to learning how to be more effective in my using these markers. It will be a major art lesson for me. One that I am looking forward to participating in.

The stamp sets I used are SU sets I think both of which are retired. The large butterfly is from Bold Butterflies and the strip is from A Little Bit of Happiness.


6 comments:

LadyDoc said...

Beautiful card! So far I have resisted the Copics lure- I have SO many other things for coloring (Prismacolors, Derwent watercolors, H2Os and I could go on) and SOOO many of each of them- most of them are complete sets. But they are very tempting when I see cards like this!

Susan said...

Lovely card, Suzanne. I have yet to meet a Copic pen :)

Thank you so much for your concern for me. The fires and floods here are horrific, but I am safe.

Take care.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that sounds really cool Suzanne. I just quit my Copic Club, but having one where you can choose your own does sound like the way to go!! I love your color challenge card....I have lots of work to do on my blending skills...be sure to pass along your wonderful new info!!!

Paula said...

What a fabulous card Suzanne! Thank you so much for entering our very first challenge. Thank you also for your excellent write up on the blog. Best of luck!

Shell said...

what a stunning card Suzanne. love the boldness of it.
thanks for joining in the challenge

~ Shell

Louly said...

I struggled with the colour combo too but got there in the end. This card is really pretty, I love butterflies.