Oh, Copics, how I love thee!

I decided to participate in the Hero Arts Color It challenge, and this week's CPS sketch:

So I decided to color my little heart out! I wish the shading was easier to see in the photo, especially because I worked so hard on it! Oh well! I like putting darker Copics colors on an acrylic block and then picking them up with a lighter shade. It helps since I only have 24 colors.
This card has some of my Archiver's goodies on it! The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket! I finally own some! Woo! The sentiment is a new Hero Arts clear set that I got that is mega cute called Sky's the Limit. The background on the kraft notecard is the antique brocade Hero Arts cling! Woo!
I used a lot of distress ink on this card. I used antique linen all over the sunflower rectangle. I used antique linen, broken china and shabby shutters on the sentiment label. This is pretty much my version of shabby. This card feels very "Fall" to me. It may not be the traditional colors, but sunflowers, shabbyness and blue skies equals Fall to me! :)
Paper: Neenah Paper Environment (desert storm), Neenah Paper classic crest (solar white), Cosmo Cricket (tuesday from girl friday)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso), Papertrey Ink (summer sunrise), Ranger Distress Ink (antique linen, broken china, shabby shutters)
Stamps: Hero Arts (a million thanks, sky's the limit, antique brocade)
Etc: Martha Stewart twine, Spellbinders dies (labels one), Copics (YR21, E00, E27, YR24, Y15, Y000, G28, YG95, G40, YG00)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,


  1. Gorgeous! Great coloring job! I love copics too but am not good with shading, etc! I have trouble even staying in the lines but I am trying to get better! :)

  2. I totally agree that vintage = fall! I've been going nuts with the shabby look + blue lately. This is so pretty -- I love it!!

  3. darling! Love how the flowers POP!

  4. So pretty! Love the coloring! What, you only have 24, I have 0! I think I need to get some! :)

  5. I want some copics :( I haven't taken that plunge yet.

    Look at you using the designer paper!! Looks fabulous! Great card, love your take on the sketch!

  6. This card is wonderful - love the coloring. And thanks for the feedback on my LO. A stuffed Dan Marino doll? Seriously? You crack me up!

  7. Just beautiful - I'm not a general fan of yellow, but sometimes there is nothing to it but to use it... and it's gorgeous on these flowers.

  8. How pretty your card is! LOVE it!

  9. The yellow in the flowers is so vibrant! I love the card!

  10. This is beautiful! Love your coloring!
    Blessings, Maria


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