Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sweet Pea

You know that yesterday Zoe and I shared our attempts at coloring dew drops using only Copic markers. Well, it was actually my third attempt so today I wanted to show the first two. ;D Here's a card I made using some sweet flower fairies.

I added blue to these raindrops to see if it would help make them stand out more. On some it worked ok but on the majority I think I have too much blue, especially on the pink ones.

The first thing I did was draw in all the water drops in the image using a pencil. Make sure to go about this lightly because you'll need to erase each drop just before coloring. Some pencil marks can be erased after coloring but in general one it's colored with a Copic marker it doesn't come off.

I enjoyed working with the darker colors and I think that will be a key to success. On this image below, I went back in and used the white gel pen for some much needed highlights.

I would like to work on the shading a little more and add a refraction on the opposite side of the drop. However, in the mean time, here are the basic steps I took to making these drops. Remember to keep your light source in the same direction for all droplets - something I let my mind wonder on in the below sample.

Here is a close up of the various water drops. "A" was my first attempt and I like the color and color depth. "B" and "C" are from this card where I tried to add blue to the mix. ("A" and "B" both use the white gel pen.) "D" and "E" are from yesterday where I did not use the gel pen and had to leave the white areas completely uncolored.

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge - May (magical worlds)
Emerald Faerie First Challenge (anything goes)
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge - May (girl's birthday)
By the Cute and Girly - May Challenge (anything goes)
Bling it On Challenge - May (inspirational photo - flowers)

Main Stamp:
Sweet Pea (Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies Friends)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagons

Copic Markers colored on Georgia Pacific Card Stock:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E11
-browns: E43, E44, E47, E49
-pinks: R11, R12, R14, R22
-yellows: E50, YR30, YR31
-greens: YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99
-blues: BG01, BG000
-purples: V91, V93, V95, V99

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  1. Totally amazing, wow I couldn't believe this when I saw it, you are one talented lady.

  2. Just amazing! I saw Zoe's card yesterday and you both did a brilliant job with the dew drops, I can understand how excited you were to share you card, you are so very talented to get such realistic drops of water. CoB

  3. WOW! I can't believe thats all done with just copics, just amazing! Yesterday when I saw the post I thought there was more to it. LOL
    It sounds easy enough but I know it can't be. Coloring those little tiny spaces is just amazing! Thanks for sharing the technique.

  4. Wow! These are amazing Barbara! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial! I will definitely try this!


  5. You have done an amazing job on this card, soooo beautiful. Love all the details x

    hugs sally x

  6. Beautiful card! Great use of the dew drops, and a wonderful take on our "Magical Worlds" challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month.

    Lynne x

  7. Beautiful card, love your colouring and thanks for the close up. Very impressed. Thanks for joining our magical worlds challenge at Sir Stampalot.

  8. This is just adorable Barbara and fabulous colouring.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot this month and good luck.

    B x

  9. Wow, your raindrops are amazing!
    The whole card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
    Clare x

  10. A fabulous card and stunning raindrops! Thanks for joining us in our magical world at Sir stampalot and good luck!

  11. wow totally awesome! thanks i will be going over your instructions!!! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden

  12. Ohhhhh! What a gorgeous Card you have shared with us! I love the colours Hun- just stunning! Thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Garden for our first Challenge & hope you revisit for many more Challenges

    Hugz, Deb/ Owner

  13. Wow the Dew drops are amazing they really look real lol Just incredible Thanks so much for the instructions I will have to give this a go cause it just looks amazing Fantastic card love the colours and fantastic colouring in..Thanks for playing along at the Emerald Faerie Garden.

  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  15. Totally stunning i love the dew drops, thanks for joining us at bling it on.
    Shell xx


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