Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lilyboo Designs New Easter Bonnet

I have an almost one layer Easter card to share with you today! 
In the end I decided to trim it and mat it on a panel of Astrobrights Eclipse Black for a little extra.  
I had lots of fun coloring my Lilyboo Designs New Easter Bonnet digital image with Copic markers and Copic refills.  I also used Lilyboo Designs Easter Eggs to help make my scene.  I merged the two digital images in my Publisher program after turning them into png files in Photoshop Elements.  I also used my Publisher program to draw the box around the scene, it comes out so much nicer than when I do it by hand.  No smeared ink either!

Lots of Copic markers!

I used the Copic ink refills to color in the background area.  I use a Q Tip dipped in 91% Isoprophyl Alcohol to wipe on the background area then saturate the other end with the refill color I'll be using and spread it around.  It gives a more even look than coloring a large area with the markers.  Sometimes it's best to repeat the process if it isn't as smooth as you'd like it.  I also go back and outline everything with the same color marker as the refill and blend, blend, blend.  

My card looked bare so I added a Spellbinders tag from the Tags Trio set and stamped it with an Easter sentiment from Papertrey Ink and pulled a yellow metallic ribbon through the tiny hole.

Thanks for visiting my blog today -


AllisonG said...

WOW, that's a load of Copic markers for one card, but your scene turned out great!

Jane said...

What a sweet Easter card - very pretty.

Renee said...

Oh my how adorable!!! Super cute!

Carol L said...

This is just precious and your background coloring technique looks amazing! I just LOVE that tiny tag!