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2/1/12

Some Odd Girl's Crushin' Gwen!

Good morning iCopic family!  Tracy here on this fine Wednesday! So was anybody as excited as I to learn that iCopic is now carrying "Some Odd Girl" stamps??? They are not only cute but I love that they include other pieces like sentiments with them.  I picked up a few and couldn't wait to ink and color them.

Today I have used Crushin' Gwen from Some Odd Girl. I know alot of people stay away from coloring blacks!  It takes some practice but once you get the hang of it, it's really quite simple and fun to do!  I usually use C3, C5, C7 and C9 for my blacks. The Some Odd Girl stamps really lend themselves well to adding pleats and folds too!   I usually lay on my lightest color first to "wet" the fibers. I work light to dark and then work myself backwards blending out from dark to light. Add your darkest color in those spots where you feel dark shadows would be and just start blending out. I find this really helps in blending those dark colors. 

Here are the Copic colors I used to color Crushin' Gwen up:

Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 (lips R02)
Dress/Shoes- C3, C5, C7, C9
Necklace and bracelets - R81, R85
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E29
Eyes - B00

For the card I took a scallop circle and added my own little "eyelets" with a hole punch. I then stamped the hearts that are included with Crushin Gwen. I added Crystal Effects to the solid hearts and sprinkled some Diamond Dust on top of the Crystal Effects. You could use another type of glue but I like the Crystal Effects because it adds some dimension to it.

Thanks for stopping by and you can always see more details on my blog.

Hugs,

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