Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Days and Blue Jays

Good morning!!  I certainly hope it's a happy day for you.  Happy days and Blue Jays are what I'm celebrating today.  This is a card I made with the Blue Jay die from The Scrapping Cottage.  During the winter months here in Missouri, we thoroughly enjoy feeding the birds, and it gives us a lot of enjoyment to watch them.  Beautiful Blue Jay's frequent our feeders on a regular basis, and when I received this particular die, it immediately reminded me of our lovely winter visitors.   I'm so impressed with the amazing  detail of each die cut piece.  As usual, I started with plain white Georgia Pacific card stock, for my die cut.  I assembled the pieces by gluing them together, then I started coloring with my Copic markers.   I always start with the lightest color, and build layers of color from there. 
The second picture below shows you a little closer look at the  coloring, and a tip I'd like to share with you is that after all of my coloring is finished, I like to go over the piece and add tiny details with a pure black Micron pen size 01.  You can see below some of the lines that I added with my pen, and it really helps give the finished project an authentic look.  I played along with the 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge (Kazan's sketch) with this card layout.  I just love sketch challenges, because by having the sketch already prepared, I can focus my time and energy on coloring the image and choosing great paper and embellishments.  It just seems to make my card making life so much simpler.
I hope you've enjoyed my offering for today.  Feel free to stop by my blog, The ThINKin' Spot  for more of my adventures in card making.   Have a wonderful weekend, filled with happy stamping and scrapping!

10 comments:

ScrappyJess said...

That bird looks ready to fly off the page!

Barb said...

simply - beautiful

CreatedbyKay said...

Your Copic work is amazing!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

LORIE.. You have to submit this to a magazine!! It is incredible girlfriend!! LOVE IT!! Love ya!! Kathy

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow! this is beautifully done! xxD

Scrapendipity said...

Ohh I love 3D. Good work on the birdie.

Angelica said...

Just gorgeous, Lorie!

Joanne said...

Absolutely amazing. I agree with Kathy, you need to submit this to a magazine. Your work is incredible!

Janice W. said...

I agree with Kathy and Joanne! Your work is amazing! Love it!

Beckie W said...

Oh my gosh....I love your coloring. You did such a great job. Thank you for sharing.