Hi friends. I've been reading in the forums how many of you are taking the Copic plunge along with the Year of the Flower: Violets set. This is a great set to start coloring with Copics. The images are clean and simple and easy to practice with. I've got another violet card today to show you that Josey (12) helped me with. She did the coloring of the violet on this one and I think she did a great job. On my earlier samples, I showed samples using a lot of shading. Josey chose to just do some outlining with the Copics and the end result is still stunning. She was a little intimidated with the blending technique so I suggested she just leave her flower as is. She finished it off with some shimmery glitter from a glitter pen. So if you're new with the Copics, this outlining technique might just be the ticket for you.
I paired my main flower image with Pine's Background Basics: Tin Type set and some purple paper from the Pretty Pastels collection. I love that graphic combo. For the bottom of my card I used some Plum Pudding Saddle Stitch ribbon and a pink paper from the Pretty Pastels paper that was cut with the large scallop die template.
I've included my simple sketch here for you. It's a great layout to incorporate three patterns like I did for my card.....but without being too busy or overpowering.
And here are the Copic Sketch colors that I used. The T1 was used to tone down the Y35 yellow marker a bit.
I kinda went crazy with coloring the violets so you'll be seeing more cards of this theme in the future. Hope your PTI order is on it's way. Have fun!!!