Images of things in nature, including animals, make wonderful objects to practice handling Copic ink and exercise layering Copic colors. This sweet Meljen's Designs digital image, designed by Melissa Jenkins, is named Mother Hen and is perfect for learning to trust the blending qualities of Copic ink as well as sweeping light layers of color.
I took advantage of the imperfections in nature and quickly swept some bright colors where I thought they should be. When it looked good enough, I swept a layer of warm gray over the entire image to add some warmth and consistency as well as tone down those bright colors. When working with Copic colors, it's important to maintain the right moisture in the paper while layering colors. Sweeping light layers of colors over areas of my image works well for me. Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .
This Mother Hen, happy to have her five little chicks staying very close to her, is a loving and very touching image. It seems to symbolize the infinite love of mother and child(ren).
I layered some Bazzill cardstock and some of the newly released Memory Box Viola collection in wildbloom and flowers to create my card. A Tattered Angels Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance banner and sentiment seemed appropriate for the intent of my card. I used a QuicKutz chicken die cut to add my male chicken. A bit of Prima Say It In Crystals adds some bling to two corners while a Prima Sugar Plum Rose Eggplant and mulberry paper mini roses with Heirloom Paper Leaves in Gold Dust add a flower cluster to another corner.
Here's the completed card front showing my use of Meljen's Designs Mother Hen . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Meljens Challenge "Loving You" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Valentines" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Romantic Theme" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Loves Me, Loves Me Not" (here)
Fab 'n' Funky "Use a Digi" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Truly Scrumptious "Love & Hearts" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Have a Heart" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Sketch by Dawny" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Animal Antics" (here)
mother hen - Y11, Y13, Y15, YR20, YR04, YR07, E31, E35, E47, R22, R29, R59, W1
chicks - Y11, Y13, Y15, YR20, YR04, YR07
nest - E31, E35, E47
heart - R22, R29, R59
outline shadow - W3, W1, 0
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!