Today's card is for the SCS colour challenge for the last week and also last weeks Mojo Monday challenge
The way I determine the colours to use when participating in colour challenges is to match up the middle colour as closely with the challenge colour as possible, I do this using my Copic swatch book, taking a piece of the card stock I need to match and running it along the swatch patches until I get the colour I want eg: for Mint Macaron the Copic colour I found closest to it was G02 I then found a lighter blending colour G00 and a darker shade colour G09
I've used the following Copic markers
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Skin: E000, E00, cheek highlights in R20
Blouse: RV25 dots and then 14 Blossom Spica pen for sparkle
Pinafore: G00, G02, G09
Saddle: RV10, RV25, RV29
Horse: E42, E44, E49
Main & Hooves: W-3, W-5, W-9
Using an Epson Ink Jet printer I printed the Mo Manning image. I have never had any issues with lines bleeding. I then trimmed it to a rectangular size to suit the card sketch. I put it aside to colour later and went ahead with the rest of the card using the sketch as a guide.
The colour challenge over at Split Coast Stampers was to use Stampin Up (SU) colours or similar that were Early Expresso, Mint Macaron and Strawberry Slush. I have just received an order from Stampin Up and the designer paper Birthday Bouquet was perfect for this project.
At this point I coloured the image and then sponged the edges of the rectangle with Strawberry Slush ink, I mounted the rectangle onto some Strawberry Slush card stock and then mounted this with SU Dimensionals to the completed base of the card.
I punched three balloons with a Leonie M balloon punch and wrote free hand Happy 1st Birthday on the respective balloons with SU markers corresponding to the colour of each balloon, I then went over the writing again with the 14 Blossom Copic Spica pen on the Strawberry slush and 17 mint Copic Spica on the Mint Macaron to give the words sparkle. I also gave a small swipe down the side of each balloon with a clear Wink of Stella
pen for highlight.
To complete the card I placed a strip of the ice cream patterned paper from Birthday Bouquet onto a square of Early Expresso card stock and above the ice cream strip placed a piece of the "X-press It" blending paper left over from the image leaving a small border of the Expresso card stock showing and then stuck this to the inside of the card creating an area to write a message or place a greeting.
Finally I signed the back of the card.
Below are shots of the card stock used and also the supplies and equipment used.
For further information or to see other cards I have made why not pop over to my gallery at Split Coast Stampers