Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Altenew and Copics for CAS Mix Up

We're working with markers at CAS Mix Up this month.
I thought I'd give my Copic markers a spin.

I hadn't used them in quite a while.

And this didn't turn out anything like I intended!

I stamped and embossed on one side of a snippet of vellum,
turned it over and colored with Copics on the other side.

When I flipped it over to look at it, I saw dots!

Has this happened to you?

I don't know if it's the vellum or the Copics or the user!

It actually looked better on the side I colored on.

So I used that side!

I'd thought I might be able to stamp over it and emboss with white powder,
but it's reversed.  So that didn't work.

After framing the image I adhered it to a piece of Fun Foam
to add dimension.

There's lots of gorgeous inspiration in the gallery over there
and we'd love to see what you do with your markers!

And since I used a snippet, I'm going to go visit
Pixie's Snippet Playground.
Looks like some hedgies have turned up to visit with Parsnip.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Persian Motifs (Altenew)
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Vellum (SU)
Other: Copic Markers (R35, R39, YG95, YG97), Double Stitched Rectangle Die (MFT), Assorted Moonstone Sequins (SSS)


Loll said...

This side looks beautiful Bonnie. Love the deep, saturated colours of your flower. xx

Susan said...

This is gorgeous - so rich and vibrant. Interesting about the dots, but I'm glad you could use the image anyway as it's so lovely. Love the framing and the sequins.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful coloring on your vellum layer Bonnie. So cool that you were able to flip your image over and get an even better image. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Maxine D said...

That was one amazing 'save' of your coloured image - it is stunning Bonnie, and you have used it in such a way as to give it maximum impact.

Mac Mable said...

Very eye catching card. Such vibrancy in the colour. I don't use Copics so can't help you out with the dots but dots or not this is one beautiful and stunning card x

Daffodil Cards said...

Your colouring is wonderful and so is the card,

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous save Bonnie, it is stunning! It's great when we can still use something that didn't quite turn out as we expect . . . serendipity! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

KandA said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the CAS design and the image looks fabulous xx

Di said...

Really beautiful card Bonnie! Wonderfully coloured image and I do so love the layout with the die cut frame - and also the use of vellum!


Di xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Not sure why you are unhappy because this is GORGEOUS! My experience with coloring on vellum has been disastrous! In fact I gave up. Your coloring on this is beautiful, Bonnie! You managed to shade it so beautifully. I found that copic dried too slowly for me. I didn't get dots but got a blotchy blend. Obviously I need lessons from you. This is just such a gorgeous image!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and how you framed the image.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Bonnie,
I really like this card. I love the intense contrasting color of the flower and I love the delicate sequins. Great card CAS

MaryH said...

This looks brilliantly colored to me...and I've tried to color on vellum. Don't remember 'dots', but mine looks streaky...no matter how many layers I apply. This looks well done and I was tickled to read that you used the side you colored on! It's presented in such a classic mat and just lovely. Your copic coloring technique looks perfect to me! TFS

Brenda said...

Well the back side sure looks beautiful Bonnie! I don't know anything about Copics, but I know with regular markers you color on the backside of vellum. Not sure why the dots though, weird. But you saved it well by using the backside as your frontside! No one would know if you had not told us. I thought you were doing "no line coloring". I love it and love the mat you put around it. Just gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

I haven't coloured vellum much but I have not had that effect happen. Must admit though that I only use pastel colouring so maybe it doesn't happen or I just haven't noticed! Love the deep colours on your flower. Hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

The frame sets off the beautiful flower perfectly! You make me want to get out my vellum!

JosieD said...

Turning boo boo's and those "surprises" into saves is a true mark of creativity, as I like to say,and you sure are good at it. Beautiful stamp and rich colors.

Kim S said...

It might have been frustrating - but it's lovely the way it is!!

Barb Ghig said...

Love the vibrant red and your details are just beautiful, Bonnie! I also love how you framed out your flower...such a pretty card!
I haven't had an issue coloring with Copics on vellum, but you certainly rectified it by using this side...it's perfect :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Okay, now I want to go home and color on some vellum with copics. You've totally inspired me with this fabulous card.

Also, I have had the dots before. I blamed the vellum. It couldn't have been the copics because they didn't exist yet (or paper crafters hadn't discovered them yet).

Sandy said...

Sandy xx