Feathering with Copic markers - NEW Penny Black stamps

Sending You Smiles
Hello Friends, I hope you had a lovely day yesterday & that your hearts were full of love.
This week Penny Black is showcasing the newly released 2012 stamps on the PB blog. As you look at both of these cards side by side you may notice all of the foliage & small flowers are missing on the simpler card on the left?? It was so easy to color, cut them out and cover them up for a speedy card. TodayI will also share with you a tip on "feathering" with your brush tip markers. 
Sending You Smiles
This stamp called "Spring Beauty" is so lovely and fun to color. If coloring isn't your thing then my other card might just suit you. Tulips are my flower of choice for a simple easy arrangement on a table. I always marvel at all of the varieties of tulips available at your local nursery. Have you heard of "Candy Cane" tulips?? you have guessed by now that was my inspiration when I was coloring these tulips. The white edging is an "Edgeabilities" from Spellbinders. In the supply list is the distress inks I used for the background. 
Blank Card
Both backgrounds were stamped with this ink called "Cantaloupe" perfect for PB mix and match papers. The dew drop inks are big space savers. 

I made some notes to share with you but, didn't mean to photograph them :) Have you noticed that you can over blend when coloring with reds...and it happens to dark blues as well. This was confirmed in the Copic certification class but, I don't remember the explanation...It has to do with the dies in the ink. Anyway... keep this in mind when coloring with red.
To begin I drew a line down the middle on each petal.
Start at the bottom of the petal and feather your tip with a LIGHT hand leaving space between each stroke. As you make each stroke feather your tip.
 The pressure of how you place the tip of the marker on the paper .... I like to call it sweeping. ( When you sweep with a broom you push down your broom and as you being to sweep you lift the broom up.) This is the motion that works best with your marker. The effect you get when you sweep your marker is referred to by Copic as "Feathering" but, the motion is what give you the feathering look and makes it easier for your colors to blend together. 
 Flowers aren't perfect so don't judge yourself....It all comes together in the end. 

This is a good shot of how I cut out the tulips leaves only. When you color them with dark greens you barely can make out the lines of the smaller flowers and leaves. Honestly you don't notice them at all when it's layered on your card. 

Bring in a little bit of yellow carefully on the opposite side of the petals so you don't mix with the red. 

Wrap your fresh flowers with some ribbon.
Did you see this post where I am giving away TWO gift certificates? Thanks for popping in today and have a great week. Hugs, Kathy
Card Supplies: (The new stamps will be available soon.)


Dawn said...

incredible colouring Kathy. I love how you do the two styles with the one stamp. Just love coming to visit as I always seem to learn something new.

Joy said...

Absolutely stunning my sweet friend, you amaze me with your talents...will send an email soon..hugs

walchowDesign said...

I am always fasinated by your colouring, Kathy! These are so amazingly colored - they look so real!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Gorgeous cards, Kathy! I love your colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Hanneke said...

Wow, both cards are great! Thanks for the tips! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

Paula (PEP) said...

I absolutely love this stamp - reminds me of my Mum for she loved tulips. Thank you so much for taking the time midst all you are doing to show the Feathering for the colouring of them. I just love the way the feathering really accents the feather edges of that central tulip especially & you're right about them looking like the Candy Cane ones. I also love the way you have layered the Spellbinders die-cut in an offset manner on the more complex card.
Take care
Paula (PEP)

Barb said...

That tulip stamp is so pretty! And you are amazing! Just LOOK at the way you've colored them! My goodness girl - I hope you know how talented you are! These cards are stunning! Thank you for sharing the way you color too - so appreciated! Hugs to you! :)

Sandra said...

Absolutely stunning :) Sandra H

Annette said...

wow these are so amazing with the yellow background and beautiful colored tulips. They are AMAZING...

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Card...LOVE this Kathy!! xoxoxo!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Stunning colouring - thanks for the lesson

donna mikasa said...

AWE-some!!! The feathering adds so much to the tulips! You are such a rock star! xoxo

thebridgeamit said...

i love tulips, too!!! they are my favorite flower, and these colors just grabbed me right away!

lovely as always!



Tiffany said...

Wonderful colors on this card! Such happy colors really makes me want Spring to come so much sooner!

Jennifer said...

These tulips are just sensational! Love the card's you've created with them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, I feel like Spring just arrived when I look at these beautiful cards. The tutorial is so easy to follow--I love your "sweeping" instruction, since we ALL know how to do that! Love, Rachel

Weenie Thomas said...

The coloured tulips look totally awesome. Great tutorial

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