Love is in the Air

Thursday, January 06, 2011

WOW!  The difference between a studio shot and a back porch shot!  {big sigh}  I included the back porch shot because it shows so much detail that wasn't captured in the studio shot ... and as a stamper ... I LOVE detail!

The first thing I did was pick out the designer paper I wanted to use.  Then I picked out my Copics to match and colored the image accordingly.


After I colored I went around the image with my prismacolor blue and then chalks.  I added highlights with a white gel pen and then added Glossy Accents.  While the Glossy Accents was still wet I pulled out my Prismaglitter ... picked up little pinches of it and sprinkled it onto my Glossy Accents ... very gently.


You can kind of see the glitter here.  In person it's subtle yet eye-catching.

This is my color palette.  The RV's were BAM!  I mean REALLY BAM!  So BAM that I thought they needed to be toned down.  I took my RV000 and completely went over the pink balloons and the frogs tummy and toned until I was satisfied.  Remember that the lighter colors will lighten your darker tones!  I actually liked the results!


I used my Primsmacolor Pencil PC004 Light Cerulean Blue to outline around my frog and the balloons.  Then I blended it out gently with Odorless Mineral Spirits.

I LOVE chalk clouds and skies so I added that next!  I use these blues from my pastel chalks constantly!


This card is MUCH cuter than the shots I took (IMHO) and one that I would enjoy making again!

Hope you enjoy!


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  1. Fabulous card! Love all the details, thanks for sharing!!

  2. Great tutorial, Mischelle. I like your back porch photography! Love the card.

  3. I love how you colored this and all of the details!

  4. Love this! The glitter really sets off the balloons and the coloring is fabulous!

  5. I never thought to use chalks with the copics - brilliant idea! Thank you!

  6. Amazing details! What gorgeous colors!!

  7. Love that sky and of course your perfectly colored image! I really like the layering you did, with the print on the outside layer...

  8. "Mama" TAC--Queen of Copics--love, love your card! Amazing as always!

  9. My goodness...I have never been here before, but I absolutely had to comment on this beautiful artwork...your coloring is amazing and the sparkle just stunning...Love, love this image...thank you for sharing :)

  10. This is so beautiful, Mischelle.