One of the best things that happened to me this year was that Asela and I met when we were both in Pensacola for Copic certification...we discovered that we live less than two miles apart, and that was the beginning of a wonderful friendship! I'm so thrilled and honored that she invited me to be her guest designer in this GinaK blog hop. I've had the blessing of attending several of her local Copic classes, the last of which (perfect timing for me!) was on combining Prismas and Gamsol with Copic markers. Oh, let me tell you, I am in love! I am really enjoying learning to use my Copics, but being able to combine them with the pencils gives me a much wider spectrum of color while I expand my marker collection. Confession time! I went yesterday and bought the BIG set of Prismas while they were 50% off...and I didn't even need my coupon! I can still use it for something else I *neeeeed!* There's always something! ;)
During one of my recent trips to the LSS I found this lovely fall designer paper. I bought it specifically to use with this image from Asela's newly released set, Fruitful Harvest, although I had originally planned to use the paper's flip side which is a beautiful gold scrolling print. I love the warm fall colors and wanted this card to have a rustic but elegant feel. I started out with Copics and then layered with pencils using some deep reds, umbers, yellows and white over the top and alongside to shade and highlight. The image was cut, embossed, and matted with nestabilities petite ovals, and all of the edges were sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink. To embellish I added some gorgeous satiny wired ribbon and some pearls, including one tiny pearl to the seed at the apple's center.
Enjoy yourself as you make your way through the rest of the blog hop! (Links to the other designers are on Gina's blog). I hope you'll visit here again soon! Blessings!