July 31, 2011

Elegant Sunflower Girl


It's day three of teasers for MFT - otherwise known as Pure Innocence day! Every month we release five new PI sets, and every month they are just adorable! My card today uses the cute-as-a-button Sunflower Girl.


I thought her little dress looked quite formal, so I went for an elegant look. I've used the new Bracket Tab for my sentiment - and yup, that's a new rolled flower - it's called the Retro Rolled Flower!

I'm brand new to Copic colouring having bought my first markers a few months ago and so appreciate all the wonderful bloggers out there that show their colour combos. I always forget to write down my colours when I'm in the creative zone, so thought I'd make an effort every now and then and create a little resource for anyone who like me, likes to see what colours others are working with.


I don't claim to be anywhere near an expert when it comes to Copics or colouring but I hope this helps someone! I often get emails about Copics and what colours to buy so hopefully this will give you some ideas and it might be helpful to see what a fellow newbie is using. Please feel free to save this image to your computer (right click and choose save as). Over time I hope to have a collection of these Copic colour keys I can pop in a document for you to download.


Inside my card I've used more of those gorgeous Out of Print papers by Basic Grey and one of my fave Die-namic sets, Well Worn Greetings.


Here are the details about the upcoming release on August 2nd at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on August 2nd at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available August 2nd at 10 PM EST.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Here are the Die-namics I've used today:


 Thanks for stopping by!
 
Stamps: Pure Innocence - Sunflower Girl (MFT Stamps) Cardstock: White, Black (SU) Paper: Out of Print (Basic Grey) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Dies: Fancy Flourish, Double Scallop Ribbon Border, Well Worn Greetings, Retro Rolled Flower, Bracket Tab (MFT Stamps) Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Other: Black Satin Ribbon (SU) Rhinestones (Kaisercraft) Felt, Copic Markers

30 comments:

Karen said...

So very gorgeous! Love the colors and the background papers you've used! Every little element ties in so well!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh she is so adorable and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for showing your colors!!!! That is so helpful. I could never have guessed you were only using copics for a few months. you look like a pro. And you are right, I LOVE the release tonight too! ACK, I am in so much trouble. lol.

Jenny said...

Love the elegant look! And that rolled retro flower?? Oh yeah, Baby! LOVE it:)

StampOwl said...

love your coloring Sarah

Nancy Thomas said...

So pretty - love the strong colors you used - Sunflower P.I. is super cute.

Elle said...

I love, love, love this card! The dp matches your sweet coloring (thanks for the guide!) and the scroll die is to die for. Elle swck99@att.net

Kary said...

Hi Sarah! A very elegant card!! Love the PI girl, she is so very gorgeous. Great job!

zehra said...

this card is beautiful, thank you for the quick tutorial, you all color so well, one day i want to be there. also i am sad to see that you are leaving, i have enjoyed seeing your cards. I loved the flourish once again. I'm a sucker for swirls. i like the sunflower girl but i love the sentiments tht go with it, those are awesome. Secondly, Oh my God, I can't believe you choose me as a winner yesterday, i saw it and i screamed. I love mft die-namics and i already am ready with what i want, I am holding my breath for the rolled daisy to be back when i order the new die-namic i want the flourish and the tag. I went yesterday to Jo-ann and purchased a ton of felt just for the roses Die, I even told the lady at the counter all about your site. Once again thank you for the gift, it is much appreciated.

Joanne B. said...

Oh my goodness, she's SO pretty Sarah!

Unknown said...

Really gorgeous! That flourish is so much fun! :)

Steph Herbert said...

The color combo is amazing! Love that flourish!

Susan said...

Love this card...and thanks for posting the Copic colors!

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous, inside and out! I love the way you used all the dies! Your coloring guide is fabulous! :)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

What a great card. Thanks for pointing out the copic colors.

Barbara said...

Simply gorgeous, Sarah!

Atticelf said...

Oh my...this card is stunning! Thank you for adding your Copic coloring info. I don't have a very large stash but it helps me know what to add to my wish list. :)

CheckerBeads said...

just beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the info.

Anne

Laraine R said...

Such a cute card!!

Angel said...

FAB card! Love the dp, so fun AND elegant!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is SO beautiful, Sarah! Your details are just lovely! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your colouring guide! :D

Anne said...

Beautiful coloring! She is very sweet and elegant

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I do LOVE the way you showcase MFT dies! Thank you so much for your copic tutorial... I love it done like this :)

Jan Garber said...

I'd say you are a natural when it comes to Copics! How terrific! And I really like your swirl cut form the pattern paper!

Vicki said...

Thank you for this beautiful card! I am a very very newbie at card making and your blog is a huge help. I just love this stamp - it's quite elegant - especially when using the paper and colour choices you have used. Awesome!

Rachel said...

So cute! Love your copic color key ...what a cute idea! Love that flourish.

RedGem said...

Love this stamp and the flourish die-cut is definitely on my wish list.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

She is SO beautiful and I LOVE the papers you used!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

She is SO beautiful and I LOVE the papers you used!!!

jeanne girl said...

Sarah - I finally got a moment with company out for a bit to check out the teasers and I love this card!! The copic key is a fab idea too :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous!