Monday, May 9, 2011

iCopic Weekly Challenge #29 - Coloring with Red

Hi Friends! So excited to bring you my very first iCopic DT project. I am delighted to be a bi-weekly designer for iCopic and look forward to bringing you all the latest goodies from iCopic. Let's start the week off right with another fabulous iCopic Challenge. This week's challenge is to use reds for coloring. Lipstick Red (R29) was one of my very first Copic markers. I fell in love with that vibrant and rich color and I couldn't resist bringing home some friends for R29 with the wonderful prices they have at iCopic.

The inspiration for today's card came from my darling niece and nephew. These fun loving twins will be graduating from Kindergarten this month and will be off to the wonderful world of First Grade in August. I wanted to let them both know how proud I am to be their Auntie, so I created this card for them. To start I stamped the sweet little apple image from the My Silly Valentine set by Lawn Fawn on X-Press It Blending Card Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I began coloring by laying down my base color for the apples using R24. I chose my light source to come from the right and began shading the left side using R27 and using R24 to blend. I finally added my deepest shadow using R29 and blending it out with R27 and then R24. The following pictures layout the 3 step coloring with red process. My final coloring was done on the leaves using Y23 and Y25. I also added a little shading to my finish card around the image using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The fabulous Distress Inks will be coming available at the iCopic store beginning this week. Woo Hoo!!! I hope you will play along with this week's challenge for your opportunity to win a fun prize from iCopic. Be sure to visit the iCopic Blog for the challenge rules and to link up your challenge creation. I can't wait to see what you create using those gorgeous reds!

Thanks for visiting and Have a Happy Monday!
Rachel Siggy

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: My Silly Valentine (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: X-Press IT Blending Card Paper (Copic) & Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (MME & Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties, White Gel Pen, Sewing Machine, Piercing Tool (Making Memories), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Red Brads (Creative Impressions) and Cherry Divine Twine


~amy~ said...

Super cute!!

Laura Pryor said...

Hi there! Congrats on the iCopic gig!! This is a great card and I love your tutorial. Actually, this seems silly but I LOVE that little, wooden easel! What a perfect way to photo your cards! Lovely work! Looking forward to seeing more!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Perfect! Your card is off the hook adorable!! Love your shading and coloring. Way to Go!!! iCopic is lucky to have you GG!

wendyp said...

woo hoo! Congrats Rachel!!!

This is adorable! love that you have 2 apples to represent the twins!

Scrappychick said...

Beautiful coloring and adorable card!! Congrats on the new DT my sweet evil twin :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning coloring, my friend ;)

thescrapmaster said...

LOVE your tutorial, Rachel! Your card is so gorgeous.