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Hemlock for Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop!

Today the design team is featuring stunning new images from the Rebecca Sinz collection.

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On Monday, March 18, 2013  we will pick one winner who will receive a
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The image I was challenged to use for the hop is Hemlock from the Rebecca Sinz collection, this is available as a digi stamp or in rubber and is part of a beautiful series of images featuring flowers, created by Rebecca Sinz.  Hemlockb
While at first I found the thought of colouring one large face a little intimidating, I could practically hear my Copic instructors voice in my ear (thanks Mandy-Lee) and I decided to try out something she suggested. I like to think of this as the 'Just-Go-For-It' technique!  I threw my normal blending and colouring techniques out the window (well mostly) and layered colours, dotted, flicked, colour blocked and added heavy shadows which incorporated mauve and even green and grey, to add depth and interest.  In spite of a few tiny hiccups which I'd try to avoid next time - I love how this ended up.  Amazing what you can do when you stop focusing on what you should do and just let the Copic markers do most of the blending!

Hemlock-1So what's the secret I hinted at earlier in the week, well my beauty is poisonous :O)  She is part of the Beautiful Poisons set of images drawn by Rebecca Sinz and I adore these!

Copic Colours used on image:

  • Hair: R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, N3, N1
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E21, BV000
  • Lips: R59, R27, R22
  • Background: N5, N9, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67
  • Eyes: G16, YG25, YG11, C3, N5
  • Ribbon: YG11 & YG61

 Items used on card:

  • Image 'Hemlock' from Sweet Pea Stamps
  • Double sided Foam Mounting tape from X-Press Graph-X
  • Liquid Pearls: Orchid & Avocado
  • Stickles: Star Dust, Distress Stickles - Black Soot & Glitz Stickles - Ruby Slippers
  • Flowers from I Am Roses
  • Papers from The Paper Temptress: Basis Olive and Eclipse Black 100
  • Decorative paper from Bo Bunny's Back to Blacks: 12" Enchanted
  • Dr Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White paint
  • Spellbinder Dies: Decorative Labels Twenty Two and Fleur De Lis Squares
  • Ribbon Ideaology: Lavish Trimmings coloured with Copics YG11 & YG61
  • Tiny Bottle - 7 Gypsies
  • Wooden Word Charm: Red Lead Paperworks  coloured with Distress Stains: Forest Moss & Bundled Sage and Ranger Paint Dabbers in Willow & Lettuce
  • Foliage Die cut by Fancy that - Leafy swirl
  • Flowers coloured with Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios - Ruby Red Slipper & Rizzo's Rowdy Red

I really enjoyed creating this card and colouring in a way I have not previously tried.  While a little scary to just 'go-for-it' I have to say I'm totally thrilled with the results.  Now for the photos...

Hemlock in Copics 027a

Hemlock in Copics 022a

This image might be on my favourites list now...
Hemlock in Copics 027aFlowers coloured using Flat Fabio Dye Ink Sprays.

Hemlock in Copics 011a Ribbon coloured using Copic Markers.

Hemlock in Copics 023a

A red crayon was sacrificed to make the sealing wax for the potion bottle.

Hemlock in Copics 023aI created the texture on these flowers with Bleedproof white paint and Liquid Pearls.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and don't forget to leave a comment here and on the other blog hop stops to be in the prize draw.

I have entered this card into The Outlawz March Copic Challenge, the Wags 'n' Whiskers Go Green Challenge and the Creative Belli Blog Green Challenge.