It’s party time!!! The team over at Copic Creations Challenges is celebrating their 2nd blogoversary! There are prizes galore provided by the wonderful sponsors of previous challenges as well as surprise packages sprinkled throughout the design team’s blogs. Please join us as we congratulate our wonderful blog host and leader Mary for a job well done, past and present design team members for their magnificent inspiration, and amazing participants (that’s YOU!) for spectacular challenge entries. Find out more about the challenge and sponsors here.
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I've used the wonderful Car Classics large stamp set by Crafty Secrets as the focal point for my vintage, distressed Father's Day card. I used Copics to fill this fabulous 2-door classic car. When working on black things, I find that Toner Grays T9 and T6 give me the best shades of deep, dark blacks yet allow for reflective and highlighted areas with T0. The Copic Cool Grays provide the bluish tone needed for silver and metal things like the chrome on parts of this car. Here's a closeup of the filled image . . .
I added a layer of Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman Collection Dressed to the Nines patterned paper over the Bazzill smooth navy and textured Carob Brown. I love the vintage look of Graphic 45 and its powerful ability to enhance heritage images. A few pieces of scraps from Graphic 45's Domestic Goddess Collection adorn those spots behind the torn edges.
Here's a closer look at the full card front showing wrinkled seam binding and a 7 gypsies mini key attached to the Crafty Secrets sentiment with a Tim Holtz clip and jump ring. T!m's Tiny Attacher staples hold my torn and rolled frame in place.
To complete my distressed card, I've used 13 of the 27 pieces included in this great Crafty Secrets Car Classics large stamp set. Here's a view of the smaller stamped images I added behind the Tim Holtz film strip ribbon.
Here's a closer view of the full card base including the Happy Dad's Day sentiment and ribbon strip . . .
Here's the full completed wrinkled, torn and worn, sanded and thoroughly distressed card . . .
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I have a set of four new Copic Sketch markers to give away. E25, E27, E29, E95. If you think that these fabulous deep, dark browns will make a wonderful addition to your Copic collection, please:
1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what made you first want to use Copic colors.
2. Help spread the word about the Copic Creations Challenge blog by adding the Copic
Creations Challenge blinkie to your blog roll. Find the blinkie here.
3. Followers of my blog get another chance to win my Give Away.
I’ll draw a random winner for my blog Give Away on June 15th and post the results here shortly afterward.
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edited on 6/15/11 5:38pm to add:
And the Winner of my blog Give Away is . . .
That black colouring is just amazing!!
** Kate **
Congratulations Kate! Please send me a note to let me know the address of where I should send your prize package.
Thanks everyone for dropping by and participating in my blog Give Away. Come back soon! ~ Rose
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Don’t forget to check out the Copic Creations Challenge blog design team blogs too . . . you’ll find magnificent inspiration and have a chance for winning more prizes! Leave lots of love . . .
The Simon Says Stamp! challenge blog wants to see your Father's Day with T!m Holtz entries here. They're offering a whopping $50 gift voucher for your use at their online store.
car body - T0, T6, T9
chrome - C1, C3, C5
windows - B000
outline shadow - B000, B0000, N1, 0
small cars - B21, B24, B28, R22, R29, R59
key tag - Y13, Y26, Y28