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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

May you Never Outgrow Bubbles

I got this darling little girl blowing bubbles because it reminds me of my granddaughter. I then needed a perfect sentiment for it and it came today.

I started by coloring the image up. I used Copics for the girl. I then used a water brush and the 3 colors of Distress Oxides that I used for the background to watercolor the bubbles. I die cut the girl down with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it on black, letting just a thin outline show. I popped her and the sentiment up with black fun foam.

I have a swatch book of Copic color combos to reference so I can make quick color choices. Some of the swatches are from Jennifer Dove's series of Copic Color of the Day. I have most of these pinned on Pinterest but as I get marker colors, I add them to my swatch book. I also have a lot of swatches of different colors I play around with to see how they blend. I make these on 2" x 2 1/8" Copic friendly paper and them keep them in coin sheet page protectors fastened together with rings. 

Copic Colors Used:
Hair-E25, E27, E79
Skin-E000, E00, E11
Dress & flower-R81, R82, R85

I used this Bubbles template to create the background. It is only an A6 size so I did half the background, moved it, lined it up the best I could and did the other half of the background.

I used make up brushes to blend Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Mowed Lawn through the template. I also smooshed some on my glass mat and water colored the bubbles with them.

I was pretty happy with this card and am sure my little 3 year old granddaughter will love it. She always tells me my cards are "pretty pictures".

Supplies used
Little Bubbles-girl image
Bubble Chicks-sentiment.
Bubbles A6-stencil
Make up Brushes from Amazon
Distress Oxides
Clear sequins.

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