Wicked Honey

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hi Friends! I hope this is a great Tuesday for you! I've got what will probably be my last Halloween card of the year to share with you, and it's a cute one. I recently won a Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge (TMS115) that was sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. The digital image on this card is one I chose as part of my prize. It's called Wicked Honey. Isn't she the cutest!

I'm still learning to use Copics, so I worked on coloring this for a really long time. By the time I had it the way I wanted it, I suddenly realized that the ink had bled out quite far beyond the lines in several places. Copics are amazing. It took awhile, but eventually, I got most of the ink back where it belonged and the drawing was saved!
I used Diamond Stickles on the spiderwebs and just a tiny dot in each of Honey's eyes. Glossy Accents gave her lips some shine.

The gold embossed swirl is from an Inkadinkadoo stamp set called Gem Stone Birds. The swirl is actually the tail of one of the birds in the set. I taped over what I didn't want to stamp before inking the stamp, then removed the tape before I stamped onto the cs.

The letters were cut in purple cs for the words on the front of the card using Sizzix's The Ginchiest alphabet font. They are glued onto an embossed panel. After adhering the letters, I covered them with Glossy Accents for shine and dimension. The dark olive panel behind the stamped layer is embossed, but it's difficult to see. In person, it looks pretty cool.

I typed the inside sentiment in Word, made the letters a dark olive color and gave them a shadow. Then, I printed it's mirror image onto a transparency and rubbed it onto the cs.

Almost all my cards are A2 size, but I wanted Honey to be big enough to be able to color without constantly going outside the lines, so I bumped this card up to an A7 (5" x 7").
This was a blast to make. Hope it inspires you in some way!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Stamps: Wicked Honey (Sassy Studio Designs); Gem Stone Birds (Inkadinkadoo)
Paper: Sweet Nectar (K&Co); Bazzill Basics
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Memento; Copic markers
Dies: Lacy Squares, Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders); The Ginchiest Alphabet Sizzlets (Sizzix)
Accessories: D'Vine Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Damask embossing folder (Sizzix); gold glitter embossing powder (Zing); ribbon (Michaels); rhinestones; Stickles; Liquid Pearls; Glossy Accents; buttons; transparency (to make rub on for inside sentiment)
Size: A7 (5" x 7")
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Heather Jensen said...

She is beautiful Cheryl. I think she turned out very pretty. Sounds like you got that area that bled a little too wet....that and some colors are a lot more likely to bleed (darker colors). It took me a while to get everything down...practice makes perfect and you are on your way girlie. :)

Theresa said...

Oh my this is fabulous!! You always inspire me. You have colored so beautifully. I wish I could get the hang of Copics (too expensive though). Fabulous card friend.

Donna Heber said...

This is awesome Cheryl! I'm still learning Copics too and your coloring is fabulous. A really fun image for Halloween.

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous coloring on your wicked little halloween girl! Love the gold accents and all the texture! Fun, fun, card!

Shannon White said...

Ooh, Love your fun, Ooh La La, Witchy card! 8-) I love how your colored her up too! Fabulous color choices.. I think you do Wonderfully with your Copics! It's definitely a learning process.. Somedays I do good with them, and some days I know I need to learn more.. lol.. 8-) Anyway, This is just a Gorgeous Halloween card Lady! love every detail! 8-)


Shirley said...

I love what you did with your image! She is beautiful! That shaped card is right up my alley too!

Lin said...

Isn't she glam?! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!