Monday, October 14, 2013

The Friendly Crafters on FB Tuesday Blog Event ~ New Technique for me

Hi Everyone, Its Tuesday YAY, for those of us in the USA, we just had Columbus day so alot of places were closed , families were home resting and savoring the warm weather...

I was at home trying to get my MOJO back yes I hadnt been feeling my self so I am back. I got a few questions on the chocolate card I made.. I saw this technique on one of the projects featured in my Favorite Craft Magazine, Magnolia INK ... Love love love that magazine... So here is how I achieved the look. I havent mastered the blue but I am working on it.. first you stamp out your image, I use Georgia Pacific White Card stock 110lb from Walmart, because that is what I can Afford and is closest to me lol... Next I use my Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. I use this because it doesnt stain my copics yes COPIC SKETCH MARKERS. They are my fav... I took the brown and cream families and did alot of shading and blending...

for the blue I did the same thing I am still working on the hair..coloring...

here is the link to the blog event :

so here we go...

Hope you like

Start out with a stamped image, and I am trying this with shade of blue Copic Sketch Markers and 0 the colorless blender too...

outline with the darkest color I used E 29 Burnt Umber

Then I used my next darkest color E18 copper

outlining with Copic Sketch Marker E39

Overlapping and trying to blend togethter wit E11

Using E00 to blend a little more from the dark to the light color

Going over  with E11

Next blending with  E13, the skin is E00 ,the cheeks are E11 and E13 No pinks used at all I know right AMAZING , Hair is E29, E39, E00 E37 and E11

More blending with the lighter shades 

then I lined again with the dark color see how Ive blended it into the paper

you can blend it to meet your taste 

the finished image I added some dark and light to the envelopes, and this was using all Brown, and cream copic sketch markers... 

Hope you like my step by step to show you how I colored and blended to give the dark chocolate blend technique..

I am still learning but I thought for those who want to try it i thought Id show how simple it was...

Thanks for taking a peak

and hope you leave me a sweet comment..


  1. Wow Hun two beautiful pieces . Love them both

  2. What a cool technique I have to get more Copics to do it though Thanks for being the inspiration that you are to all of us. Hugs, Donalda

  3. Wonderful, thank you for sharing and a fabulous technique.

    Linda xxx

  4. Please follow my blog! Thanks!

  5. Thank you so much, I just love the look!!!

  6. Hi my Love, love, love, love the "chocolate". This is the most awesome technique. Now if only I had tfs Love It. Love ya' Patricia

  7. Larelle this is fab hun i love how you have blended the colours together for that 'fade' affect it looks awesome

  8. Super cool! Need to try this Thanks for that tutorial!