Brutus Monroe, Copics, Florals, Friendship, Gina Marie Designs, Penny Black, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Super Sentimental, Sweet Perfume

Copics and Penny Black Sweet Perfume

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I’ve been using my new Copic alcohol markers and learning a little more each time about how they blend.  This image is called Sweet Perfume by Penny Black and after stamping it with gray ink I really enjoyed coloring it with Copics!  
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Part of the fun of coloring these gorgeous flowers is to choose my color scheme!  I decided to leave to leave the smaller blossoms “uncolored” by just adding shades of gray.  I like how they recede into the background and let the larger blooms have the spotlight!  I’m still working on blending and need to add some lighter shades of markers to my collection in order to transition from light to dark more effectively.


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Once I finished coloring, I trimmed down my panel with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die, then dug around in my paper stash and found this zig-zag paper which is from a Simon Says Stamp package!  I often save bits from my mail and this piece coordinates perfectly with my card!
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The final touch was to heat-emboss the sentiment from Brutus Monroe‘s set, Super Sentimental (which by the way is SUPER versatile with SO many sentiments!!) onto a scrap of the packaging paper, add a layer of the gray card stock behind it, then lift it with a piece of foam tape and add a little green jewel!  I think the colorful flowers are balanced nicely with the soft gray card stock, don’t you?

6 thoughts on “Copics and Penny Black Sweet Perfume”

  1. Crikey! This is so stunning that I have just ordered this stamp and will be sitting with my Copic pens in my hot little hands eagerly awaiting for the postie man to arrive with my new Penny Black treasure! Thank you so much for the in-depth details for colouring. I tend to shy away from using grey… might have something to do with finding my first grey hairs…. but you have given me inspiration to overcome my grey-phobia and embrace it as a way to create depth. You are so correct that you learn something new each time you use alcohol inks. I wonder if they would cover those greying tendrils on my head?? Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards, directions to recreate them and your generous guidance.
    Greetings from Scotland


  2. Hi Judy!! Welcome!! Thank you for all your comments and humor!! 😀 I’m really glad that my post encouraged you in your Copics coloring! I’m fairly new at them and still adding to my collection, learning the tricks and tips. But I really liked using the grays on those blossoms just because my hand was tired from coloring in all the others!! 😉 I hear ya, re: the gray hairs!! I’m mostly blonde so my grays don’t show up TOO much but oh, they’re there!! 😀 I hope you keep coloring and stop by here again soon! Sharon


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