I had a day where I started to play with my Copic markers a bit and see what I could do with them. I've never taken a Copic class and my "coloring" skills cannot match what I see some of my design team girls doing, that is for sure! There are some amazing color-ers out there (if that's a word?!) I was pretty happy with these two little cards though... let me show ya what I did.
The card above uses our new Love You a Latte single. I wanted the latte cup and saucer to have that "chalk" look... like something you'd see drawn on a chalkboard at your local coffee shop. I used the clear blending marker to make the polka-dots on the cup by removing some of the red ink. Then I took my white gel pen, colored the saucer, and kind of smeared it around to give it a chalky look. I finished it off with a little gray shadow. The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Upcycle.
My next card features the little bird nest from our new Spring Follow Your Dreams Mix set. I love this little image, and I've been wanting to use it with my favorite color combination -- robins egg blue and brown. I wanted the eggs to be "speckled" eggs. So first I made polka dots with a brown marker, then I colored over it with a light blue marker, and finally I took my clear blender marker again and removed some of the color. I think it worked! The eggs match the speckled button I used on the side. I love the earthy look of this card.
I also pulled out my Versamark ink pad and stamped the flourishy eggs in the background (that egg is also in the new Spring Mix set.) That's something I haven't done for awhile and it reminded me that I love Versamark!