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6/16/11

Cheeky Beach - With Love

Hi everyone, Kelli here!  This weeks challenge is to use browns when coloring, so I thought I would play along.  You still have time to join in on the fun as well!  Just check out this post for more details!

For this card I used the Cheeky Beach stamp by The Greeting Farm.  I love their images, they are adorable!
If you only have a few brown Copics, don't worry, because I do too!  I was able to color this whole image with only 6 colors!  All the browns are: E29, E37, E35 and E31.  For the skin I used YR00 and E00.  I first stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on the beautifully shimmery Curious paper.  The Memento ink is a must have for coloring with Copics!  The Curious paper is SO pretty and is very nice to blend with.  It has a really pretty shimmer to it which definitely adds something to any project!


I added some Crystal Effects to the beach ball so it would look more realistic and add some dimension to the card.  It also helped separate it from the brown of her hair and bathing suit.  I've had a few people ask me how I'm able to cut the image out so evenly.  What I do is I lightly sketch around the image with a pencil first so that I know exactly where I want to cut.  Then I use my Cutterbee scissors to cut it out.  After that, just erase any leftover pencil marks, and voila!  If I tried to cut it out without the pencil lines first, it would definitely be a disaster, haha!

For the flower in her hair, I took some flat-backed pearls and colored them with a brown Copic so they would match the whole brown theme.  That's another great thing about Copics.  Since they are alcohol based, you can color almost anything with them!

This flower embellishment was actually to cover up a stamping booboo, but I think I actually like it there!  I used some of the awesome Divine Baker's Twine and made a bow to put behind the flowers.

Thanks for looking!!!  :)

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