Friday, January 14, 2011

For the parents of teenagers - and a rave about a brilliant Copic paper

This is a scheduled post - me and hubby are by now lounging in a lovely hotel SANS KIDS. Yay!!

ANYTHING GOES at Stamp Something! The sponsor is Whimsy Stamps this week and I am using a rubber stamp from their new Kenny K line, it's called Troublemaker.

I promised you a rave about a Copic paper - here it comes! I think I've tried pretty much all of the popular and not so popular cardstocks for Copics, some I've liked more, some less. Some time ago my uber talented friend Zoe sent me sample pack of her own-branded Copic card and I only got around testing it now.

Well, girls, let me tell you I have NEVER tried card so perfect for Copics. Everything blends like a dream, takes the heaviest of soaking without major bleeds, the colours remain vibrant, lovely smooth surface but enough tooth so it would accept prismas too. I think it totally shows in my colouring here!

Zoe's store(Make It Crafty) is in Australia but I don't care. I'm gonna order more of that wondercard NOW. She DOES have international shipping. So there. Rave over.
Oh, and the papers are from Basic Grey. Because of the image's attitude I kept the layers quite crisp, no flowers or frills.
COPIC COLOURS:
Skin: E000/00/21/11/13
Jacket: E49/37/35/33/31/30/09
Yellow:YR23, Y28/17, E99
Pants: BG99/78/18/13, N9

Challenges:
Delicious Doodles - any 3 colours (plus skintone)
Meljens Designs - square or round cards (no rectangles)
Fab 'n' Funky - warm, toasty colours
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes


I'll be back with a new card on Sunday.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs


50 comments:

Hanne said...

Wonderful, cool card Annika!

Julie said...

FANTABULOUSE!!!!!!

jojoscraps said...

I love this card! Kenny K is my new favourite and I'm always looking to learn better coloring them. This is a perfect example. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
Jo xx

Suzi said...

Wowzer!!! Anneka, this is one fantastic card. Love the vibrant colouring. I hope you are having a lovely break. Enjoy.
Hugs
Suzi x

Victoria said...

gorgeous absolutely superb colouring x

kimmie_35 said...

Brilliant colouring...
Hugs
Kim
x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So many fun things in this card! Your coloring is great, Love the brads and the sentiments are funny!

Therese said...

Soo cool! Can`t belive your colouring...It`s awesome girl! :)

Lisa Summerhays said...

Can I be as awesome as you? Please? Your shading rocks. She is fabulous!

Zoe said...

oh gosh her close up looks even better!! WOW... I am in trouble now you have your hands on my secret ingredient... hehehee Gosh you blow my socks off woman!!! Oh and you should be writing cards for Hallmark. you are just too funny!! hugs xxooo

Pattie said...

Stunning card - the coloring is all YOU! I am in awe of the coloring of her face! I have two teenagers - great job!

Lau W said...

Wow ! the paper is perfect for this stamp, such a nice card, love it very much !
xxx

Viv said...

OMG this is so cool! Your colouring is to die for and your sentiment is a crack up.
I'm with you on the Zoe's cardstock thing! Will be buying more of that (waiting for some more of her swirly things too!LOL!)
Hope you're having a great time in your hotel with no little hangers-on!

PS if you ever need bubblewrap, I keep a huge supply for stressful moments! Hahaha!

Shazza said...

OMG Annika, this is fantastic!!! Hope you enjoy your weekend x

RubyM:) said...

AWE!!!!!!!! Annika this is wicked.The coloring is so vivid hun.I can't help myself so sorry for drooling on your blog.Your sentiment is too funny love it ha ha ha!I'm with you on the paper :)
(((HIGH FIVE GF))) RubyM:)

Leanne said...

WOW your card and colouring are amazing!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Hugs
Leanne xx

Carrie said...

Oh my god...I think this is my fave card EVER....amazing!!!!

Archies Mum said...

Love your card especially the Kenny K image. Those papers are gorgeous. Hope you have a lovely weekend

Stella said...

I fell off my chair.....my oh my girl you've got talent. (in fact; multi talented..)
This is out of this world beautiful...
Hope you;ll have a wonderful weekend; is your house a home again or still a hospital?
Hugs,
Stella

Lorraine said...

OMG, I LOVE your card! The design, papers and AWESOME coloring of that image! Stunning!

Heike said...

Wow, your card is amazing, love your coloring. Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Hugs
Heike

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG! Annika I always LOVE your coloring but THIS is OFF THE CHARTS FABULOUS!! Im still drooling!LOL! Enjoy your weekend!

Viv said...

Stunning colouring, just stunning! The papers you chose are absolutely PERFECT!!! I'm not worthy!!!
(I happened on your blog by accident, but I'll be back)!!!
Viv xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Your card is stunning, the image is beautifully colored ......

Hugs
Judith

Tracy said...

WOW! The coloring is amazing Annika! I have GOT to learn to shade like that. Hope you na dhubby are enjoying your get away and that your household has recovered fromall the germs. :-) Incredible card!
P.S. Thanks for the paper tip. I'm on the lookout.

Chrissie said...

She's quite something, your colouring is AMAZING!
Thanks for your kind comments about my CAS card... if you fancy trying that style, we're starting a new challenge blog ”Less is More” dedicated to CAS cards, maybe you'd like to join us sometime!
Chrissie

Chris said...

Fantastic card Annika and WOW to your colouring, it's amazing! Love your sentiment and I agree with that whole heartedly LOL. Hope you're enjoying your break, hugs, Chris :)

Suzanne said...

This is an amazing card. love the colour scheme, image and the sentiment is fabulous. thanks so much for sharing with us at fab n funky x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Annika,your colouring is just Amazing,Hugs Debbie x

Tine said...

Wowzer Annika! How fabulous is this. Amazing card, coloured beautifully. Just brilliant.
Tine :)

Lynne said...

Hey Annika sorry I haven't visited for a while been so busy with my new blog :o)
As usual I am in awe of your colouring .. it is awesome!!!! beautiful card ... hope you had a great time with hubby :o)
Lynne xoxo

Kathy said...

WOW this is GORGEOUS Annika!!! Your coloring makes my mouth drop every time I see it!! WOW ~ I would love to color like that!! LOL The colors you have mixed are fabulous and this is the perfect teen card!
I don't color with copics but was thinking it might be time to try it out ~ thanks for the tip on the paper!
Have a great week-end :)Kathy

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Fantastic card.....love the colors, the dimension, it all rocks!

Mote said...

Beautiful card! I love this collection of BG. The girl is very well fit into the theme:)))

Laura said...

Haha way to go girl! Told you you needed a vacation! And well-deserved. Hope you have lots of fun and get your mojo back :)...
Seems like you're back on track with the posts as well and this card looks amazing!
Thanks for the Copic paper tip. I was just thinking I should get some for myself.

Hugs,
Laura

Di said...

Oh Annika your colouring is just amazing!! i must get some of that paper!
This image just has soooo much attitude my daughter would love it as her grandfather is an italian icecream man! lol!.4
fabulous card!
Hugs Di xxxx

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This one blows me away! Love the sassy image, the colors, and those papers go great with that image. I'll have to keep a look out for that stack!

LINDA said...

WOWZER!! This is simply gorgeous!! your coloring is just stunning.. Very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous girl.. Love the color combo.. You really worked these copics.. Have a great weekend.

Angela said...

Beautiful job on this card! I love how you've colored her face. So expressive - there are just not enough adjectives to describe how amazing your coloring is! ;) hugs, Angela

Lauretta See said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your coloring is so perfect!! AMAZING card .. i love every little bit of it.. WOW :)
thank you for joining us this week on the MELJENS challenge. Best of luck! xx

Linda Carson said...

You sure colored her with "attitude"! Love it!

Zoe said...

I had to come back and drool again. You are THE BEST colourist. High on my pedestal.

Marlene said...

ONCE AGAIN....you knocked my freaking socks off with your amazing coloring skills! The card is gorgeous, too, by the way!

Lindsey said...

F.A.B! Stunning colouring and a great card! Thanks for joining us at FnF x

Marilyn said...

Brilliant colouring Annika... the folds in her hood are amazing & you really know how to shade & highlight. Plus, your choice of papers compliment your colouring to perfection. Great job!

*Vicki* said...

Yay!!!! I FINALLY made it to your blog!! :) I just have to tell you WOW...this creation is just amazing!! LOVE love love your coloring on this image!! Fabulous job using it hun and your sentiment is too cool for school!! ;) HUGS

...just Barbara said...

Your jealous of the way I color my facial features, seriously? Now tell the truth - did you color this BEFORE or AFTER you left that comment? Because if it's before then I'm calling you on the carpet for fibbing! :D This is fantastic and you added so much depth in her expression!

This is one of my favorite Kenny K images and I love the paper you used - the city scape is perfect. Plus brown is my favorite color! :D

coincidences? Just HAPPENED to be on in the same city on the same weekend? Only if the rest of the weekend was fantastic then you can call is coincidence. ;D I am in much need of a kiddo-free weekend but no one is volunteering to take my monsters! Maybe if I plead on my knees it will happen for our 15th anniversary. Hm... I might have to start early for the full effects. ;D

stephanne said...

Holy crapcicles!!! This is something I tell ya, your colouring is always outstanding but the saturation of colour, the incredible vibrancy of your colouring on Zoes magical paper, now this is wow, wow, WOW!!! Fantastic!!!
hugs, stephanne

Maria Therese said...

Woooooooooooooow!!!

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