Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #96


Amy has a cute sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I could not resist the urge to flip the sketch!  While my original idea was going to use a an actual tag, I ended up going with a tad more elegant design.  I was determined to ink up my new poppy stamp set and let the rest of my card come together around my image.  After finally re-organizing my Copics, I decided I needed to actually use them as well.  The only way I am ever going to perfect using them is to practice, practice, practice!


While I have been collecting Copics for a couple of years now, I have probably only colored a couple of dozen images.  I am amazed at the artwork some of the cardmakers out there create with them.  Let's just say when I grow up, I want to be able to color like they do!


I added a few layers to the inside as well, love the added pop of black.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
C1554 Chantilly WOTG Stamp Set
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds Stamp Set (avail 8/1/13)
Simply Sketched Stamp Set-SU
X7165B For Always Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Black Cardstock-American Crafts
Tuxedo Black Ink-Memento
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Various Copic Sketch Markers
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Ticket Corner Punch-SU

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion-Happy Birthday
Crafting When We Can-Floral
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes
Word Play Saturdays-Birthdays 

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see your creation in the gallery at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

14 comments:

April Story said...

Poppies are my favorite flower. I love the way you flipped the sketch. And the CAS version of the card is perfect.
April

Jen said...

Beautiful Allisa! Well done coloring the poppy - I always find that reds are some of the hardest colors to do!

Kim S said...

Beautifully colored! And the dsp only adds to the elegance of this card!

Amy O said...

That poppy is gorgeous (thanks in large part to your coloring), and I love the font on the sentiment. Beautiful, Allisa!

Linda Callahan said...

Well I think your coloring is wonderful! Such a pretty card!

Linda Suarez said...

I was so happy when I saw your non-tag card Allisa! I was afraid I'd be the only one! It must be the copics! Your card is beautiful - I love the red flower and the patterned papers!

Jen Timko said...

I am so in love with your coloring and your use of the sketch is fantastic! Gorgeous!!

Jen Brum said...

This is a beautiful card Allisa! I love that image and you've done a fabulous job colouring it! I totally need some colouring lessons! Maybe we can do that at our FMS Convention next year!!!!

Jen Brum said...

This is a beautiful card Allisa! I love that image and you've done a fabulous job colouring it! I totally need some colouring lessons! Maybe we can do that at our FMS Convention next year!!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Wow this card is beautiful Allisa!

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love poppies and you have done a lovely job featuring this beautiful image. Great interpretation of the sketch and wonderful choice of papers. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Julia Aston said...

great colors on this! love the poppy!

Cindy Hall said...

Another "Wow!" card! Love the coloring and especially love the way you did the corners. Very cool!

Jean Straw said...

Lovely card, great colourway too.
Jean x

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