Happy Friday my friends! As you read this I will be driving the 10.5 hour drive to Nashville today--here's praying for an uneventful drive, lol! I enjoy the quiet but this will be my longest trip to date so we'll see how I do. They are calling for snow in the morning but it should be gone and out of here by the time I hit the highways. On Sunday I am on a mission to find Mr. Tim McGraw, LOL, I know he's just dying to meet me, hee hee! Although my mom has given me strict orders to search out Brad Paisley for her, hee hee! But I'll keep it short and sweet for you today as I have lots to do and need to get to bed a bit earlier than my usual 1 am :) Hope you all have a great weekend!
-Want to see where I'll be next? Visit www.cmcroad.com to see the next upcoming copic classes!
-7 Kids College Fund has LOTS of new & yummy products in the store! Pre-order all the NEW Spellbinders dies HERE (30 of them, yikes, lol), NEW Bildmalarna cuties HERE, and fab NEW Sizzix Embossing Folders HERE!
These papers are by Memory Box (older) and the brown decorative border was done with a MS border punch. The large snowflakes are punches that I coated with MS Glitter Snow and then added a bow treatment to one of them. The sentiment and twill ribbon are from a PTI and the image was cut with SB Nesties Labels 15--I love that shape. As usual I softly blended the outside of the image with my fave Inkssentials Blending tool (with foam)--love, love that lil tool!
So most of this image was colored with Copics EXCEPT his boots and antlers--those I painted with the Copic Refill Inks. How? I used a plastic artist's palette and put 1 drop of C7 and 1 drop of E53 into separate areas. Then I wet my paint brush with rubbing alcohol (you could use Colorless Blender too) and very lightly started making strokes onto my image, keeping the area wet with the rubbing alcohol to blend it nicely--it took a lil' while to get the look I wanted. I dabbed off a lot of ink each time on a paper towel and slowly added a bit of color layer by layer slowly until I was happy with it. It is a much longer process than just coloring with copics, lol, but it was fun. I finished off the antlers and boots with a coat of Diamond Glaze for shine. The ends of his scarf got some Sparkly Fluff and his boot cuffs got white Doodlebug Flock and then more MS Glitter Snow around him. Cute isn't he? He looks like he's having wayyyyyyyyy more fun in the cold snow than I would, LOL!
Make sure to hop by the Copic Creations Blog to see the rest of the DT's projects and join in on the challenge with us too! Have a fabulous weekend!