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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

First time with copics




















This is my entry for the sugar bowl challenge http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ a little last minute again, isn't amazing how quickly 2 weeks pass! I think this is just about recognisable as Gayle's Sketch, just been elongated slightly!

For those of you who have been enquiring about my new craft purchases, I have used my new copics here, I was a little nervous as I normally use water colour pens and pencils which I think are probably a bit more forgiving. I think I need a lot more practice, but I am quite please with how her hair turned out. Unfortunately I didn't have the right ink to use with them so it has bled a little, which is why I have gone for the whole ripped and torn look thinking I might get away with it if I go for the whole distressed look!

The paper is new as well, although it has already made an appearance on my blog, its from " Bo Bunny - Beau Jardin, blush"

I am not sure about the big bow, not normally my thing but it was a required element so hay ho! guess its good to be pushed out of my comfort zone once and a while!

41 comments:

  1. Very very cute Juls! This little gorjuss girl reminds me of my little one when she pretends to throw a tantrum - she crosses her arms and pouts! But you can see the corners of her mouth turn up into a little smile. :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

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  2. What a beautiful card. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I am a huge Sugar Bowl follower. I love Sugar Bowl stamps and am obsessed with gorjuss girls. Please visit my blog anytime.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  3. Oh this is fab, I love the monochrome

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  4. Hi Juls, you've done a brilliant job for your first time with Copics! I think the distressed look works really well. This is such cute GG, I bet most people know a little girl who can do this look. I think your bow is great!
    Clare x

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  5. Gorgeous card, love the black and white colour combo! Well done you with the first time using copics! Brilliant job!
    Erin x

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  6. This card is simply too sweet for words. Love the image and papers that you used.

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  7. Hi Juls I love your card. I have only just managed to post mine. Oops i just remembered I haven't entered it on the Sugar Bowl site yet! Nearly did that with the one I made for Truly Scrumptious yesterday. I've used a Gorjuss Girl too. Mine is coloured with Promarkers. I usually stick to watercolour pencils too. I have Prismas which I can't get round to sharpening - got some done but it is hard going. My friend has a battery operated sharpener - think I need one too. I realised after I started colouring that I had probably used Stazon which is the wrong ink to use! People recommend Memento tuxedo black for Promarkers so I expect Copics are the same.

    Kat x

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  8. Hi Juls, I think you've made a fab attempt at your first "go" with Copics! I think any new colouring medium takes a bit of practice...I bet if you look back at this card in a few months you'll be surprised how much you've learned!!

    i must go and get my card entered too...if you're not in and all that!! I haven't had a chance to craft much this past week...where does the time go!! bx

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  9. What a beautiful card Juls,i love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  10. I love your grey tone and your copic coloring is great!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  11. So cute!! Love the black and white!! :) HUGS

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  12. Great card, I love the black and white combo and your big bow looks fab.

    Liza x

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  13. Very pretty card!! Love the coloring of your image too!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  14. WOW....if that is your first time with copic it's stunning.

    Well done you

    Shell

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  15. Fab card love the whole distressed look

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  16. Wow great card, so creative with the distressing, really pulls the whole card together! love the bow and just that little bit of colour to the side! love it! xx

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  17. Hi Juls! Thanks for visting my blog today and leaving such a nice comment! Hope you visit again soon. I love this card! It reminds me of my daughter too, right when her attitude's about to kick in! LOL!! I think you did a fantastic job on her!! Sometimes it's good when we get outside our comfort zone. Great job and TFS!

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  18. Hi Juls! Your card is just stunning in black and white! The torn edges are the perfect touch! Really made the card WOW! Your coloring with the markers is just wonderful (First time, you sure???) :) Fantastic work! Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

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  19. Hello Juls, Love the card!! Love the destressed look. Your coloring is great...and for the first time too! :o)
    hugs janny

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  20. Fabulous card and I love the bow.
    luv
    Debby

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  21. Hi Juls, what a great job you did with your copics!! And I love the torn edges and the black & white. Looks great!!

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  22. I use the ciao copic markers and they tend to bleed a little too. Apparently there is something called No bleed paper. haven't found it yet.

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  23. Your card looks great, love the monochrome look and you've done really well with the copics.x

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  24. Juls, I think you did really well with the monochrome look too! :) Memento Ink is best for copics/promarkers, figured that out by trial and error. It took me a lot of practice and I still need more, lol to get it to look like how I want it too. Great job! xox ~Jeni

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  25. I think you've done brilliantly Juls, a fab card and great colours!
    Clairex

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  26. Hi Juls
    Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a comment.
    Love the mono colour going on here & well done with your copics. Word of warning, once you get the right ink etc they're addictive lol!!
    hugs
    Sharon x

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  27. So cute. You did a great job!

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  28. I love the monochromatic look of this card and your coloring is beautiful!!

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  29. Hi Juls

    You are clearly going to be a natural with those copics. You have used them brilliantly.

    Love the look.

    Love Jules xx

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  30. so super cute! I love the black and white. this turned out great!

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  31. Juls this is cute and I think the bow looks great with it! Memento ink works great with the copics, have fun coloring! :)

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  32. Fab card, your clouring is brilliant!! Love the black and white, I'm planning on trying this out too!!
    Hugs Angela x

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  33. I love the monochrome look!! This is fab and you did so well with the copics xx jo xx

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  34. This is fab Juls! Love the monochromatic effect nd the big spotty ribbon is gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

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  35. Thanks Juls! ;)
    I really love your cards with the Gorjuss Girls on it! :D
    Hugs,
    Karen.

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  36. Thanks for your visit and nice comment in my blog. You are welcome anytime! ;-)
    I love the card with the Gorjuss Girl! A stamp with her is on my wish-list.
    Hugs, Anne

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  37. hello,
    ... i like your style ... :)

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  38. Love this monochrome look! Super card :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Alex x

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