Hello! I am so excited to be here with you for the month of July! What a fantastic time it is at Flourishes with the new Copic Markers Collections. I have to say I was so excited to see how Flourishes is offering Copics in color families, that I wanted my first project with you to focus on Copic coloring.
I used images from a brand new set by Marcella Hawley called, Life, Love and Lemons. I love the detailed images in this set and it lends itself beautifully to coloring.
For the lemons, I used Copics found in The Daffodil Collection.
I started by stamping the image on Flourishes Classic White paper. Then I used the Y17 Copic marker to go around the outer edges of the lemons.
Using the Y15 marker, I worked inward from the previous color, using small circular strokes.
Repeated the same process, using the Y13 marker, working my way further inward, again in small circular strokes.
I followed up with the Y11 marker, leaving just a tiny area white. Then I used my colorless blender pen to push some of the Y11 back, creating a smooth transition of color from white to pale yellow. On the two small flowers, I used Y11, with my blender pen, also.
For the leaves of the lemon branch, I used colors from The Spring Greens Collection and The Evergreen Collection.
To start, I used YG95 along the veins and stems.
Next, I colored over the entire leaves and stems with YG03, using small circular motions.
I added YG91 to the areas that I wanted shaded, then used the colorless blender pen to push back some color from the lightest areas, creating highlights on the leaves.
Before working on the background, I needed to heat emboss the image with clear embossing powder. First, I rubbed an embossing buddy over the entire piece of cardstock, to prevent stray bits of embossing powder to stick due to static cling. If you don't have an embossing buddy, a dryer sheet will work.
To get the embossing powder to stick I used a Versa Mark pen and used it over the entire image. Then I sprinkled my clear embossing powder over the image, shaking the extra off, then heated it with my heat tool, until melted. I like a nice thick layer on my embossed images, so I repeated the process for a second coat.
After embossing the image, I very lightly sponged over the background with So Saffron ink. Then I used some of the word sentiments from Life, Love and Lemons and stamped them repeatedly over the entire background using Versa Mark ink. Next, I embossed the stamped words with clear embossing powder.
After embossing, I sponged more yellow ink, then some light green and olive green inks. I used black and yellow cardstock to layer. The sentiment was cut out using oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders and layered with a scalloped oval.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you'll come back next Sunday for an in depth sponging project with all my favorite sponging tips.
Have a great day!