ey you all! I hope everyone is doing well and keeping the crafts tools bu-sy! Where does your inspiration comes from? Did you ever really stop to think about that? Yesterday as I was talking to a lovely close friend I realized one of the reasons why I love blues and green blues…memories family, fun and blessings. My grampa & grandma’s home was painted that color. I know it can sound a bit weird but believe me…the color fit like a glove where it is : ).
The brand new challenge over Color me creative classroom Copic Challenge is “Feathers”. The theme made me touch base with another little piece of my memories where my inspiration come from : ). I was thinking to color a bird…since I am nuts about animals. But one night while I looking where to find the right image I came up with an idea. How about an inspired ballet card? I am sure there are a lot of little young ballerinas around us : ). Of course the Swan Lake came to my mind as fast as the word ballet popped LOL. I hold a very dear space in my heart to ballet. I still remember the first time I saw one live…I remember when I got my point shoes. I still hold to it. I love ballet and I wish I had a class nearby. While I am training (in a fun way…as a way to move) I am in the zone…in peace. There is nothing like the feel of focusing on movements while listening to amazing music. One of my happy places. I really need to start again somehow . ..and I love it. I miss my teachers, one of them my best friend in college…yeap I was a ballet student as a young adult and I did the beginners class with little girls…it was so cool!!
For this project I am using Gilli Celtic. Thanks to my copic markers and copic multiliners I was able to try to develop a feathery look for Gilli celtic in a “Black Swan” costume. Clearly I need to practice…but I am okay with the current look. I used lots of my shades of Cs to create depth and volume necessary for the skirt. I wanted a tulle feel with feathers on the top. I am seriously thinking to try a few more times since it was quite fun to prepare this one. The same markers and multiliners were used to the bodice of the dress. The head piece also was created using C markers to create the necessary volume of the feathers. The tiara was also created by free handing the swirls in the already existing image. Tip here for the look..I used the brush copic mutiliner. It is an amazing tool since you can, depending on how you hold your pen, go from thick to fine line (you can see on the ballet shoes – a little boo boo over there I might add LOL)…for more added texture I used a variety of # of multiliners (trying to keep proportion).I need to add that to help with the texture feel of the feathers I added Stikles over the costume.
Just ‘case I was having a ball and I wanted to add extra fun I color another Gilli with her stage make up on….Gosh those are some eyelashes LOL Dontcha think? lol…but I was trying to achieve the very deep look from Black Swan Make up..so mysterious. I left this tiara without stickles so you could see clearly the pens strokes. One of the reasons why I think cardmaking is so much fun…preparing a card so personalized for your dear one. You can literally transform your images using copics…and Gilli images are created for you to be able to do that….kick up a notch and make extra special! Now I had over to you! “Brake a leg!” Pull up your Copic markers and join us over CMC Copic challenge!!! The participants are lovely and they are always sharing tips! Suzanne is in the neighborhood to give a great advice about your copics. I should also add that you can win a sweet prize! I mean sweet!!! If you enter in 2 challenges you are eligible for the big monthly prize. The very talented ladies of the DT are bringing amazing creations to spark your ideas. So drop by! See you there at CMC Copic Challenge!
♥♥ CMC on the road (Color me Creative Class) will be soon at SC and NC hurry and get a seat…it is a day of fun learning how to make the best of your copic markers with Suzanne Dean and a bunch of lovely people that “get it” what is all about! I always say Suzanne’s classes are one heck of a good life experience and the best investment I made after I got my first copic!
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Gilli Stamp : : Gilli Celtic; Copic markers; Copic multiliner; Cryogen paper; Memento Ink; Distress Ink; K & Co and DCWV papers; Cardstock; Liquid pearl; Rhinestones; Prima flowers, Dry flower; Silhouette Library cuts; Stickles and Gloss accents.