Friday, November 13, 2009

Granny Birthday card

This month celebrates three anniversaries for me. One of which is coming up this weekend, the other two are closer to the end of the month. The anniversary I'm celebrating this weekend is the first anniversary for Our Craft Lounge! Last year on November 14th OCL went live to the public after months of behind the scenes work. My other two anniversaries are 9 years working for Copic and 7 years being married to my dear husband.

Today we are also celebrating the birthday of someone here at work, so I made her this lovely Granny card. This card was made using the set Granny's Secrets, one of the 5 different Granny sets currently available from Our Craft Lounge.

Pre-Soaking with Colorless Blender
One technique I used on this card that you may not be aware of is the gray area under Granny's chair. I didn't have a light enough shade of gray within easy reach so I used my colorless blender and pre-soaked the area in which I wanted a shadow. Then I added my C3 and it was much lighter because the paper was already wet. It was also much easier to fade out the edges with the blender because the paper was pre-soaked.

Another thing you can't tell is that because Granny's dress has such a tiny pattern I colored it with the fine end of my Copic Original markers. The middle of each flower was colored with my R35 then I lightly touched it with blender to get it to wash out. One layer of the white silk flower I touched up with a yellow marker to accent the rich yellow center.

Markers:YR04, Y15, Y11, E33, E37, R35, C3, 0, E00, E11, assorted Spica pens, Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Prism Papers, Other: Prima Say it with Crystals and leaves for the photo.

I hope each of you has a chance to head over to the forums at Our Craft Lounge or their blog to check out their scavenger hunt and get a chance to win some fabulous prizes. You still have one more day to leave your entry on my last post to win a special Copic prize as well. Good Luck!

16 comments:

Pam said...

{GLG! What did I just do?! LOL!}

LOVE Granny, she never looked better!! Ü

Cambria Turnbow said...

You are SOOOO a stamper now babe! LOVE your card! :)

marianne walker said...

who taught me to be a stamper babe? The whole team wished you hugs when we had our training Cami, luv ya!

Heather McNally said...

Marianne - FANTASTIC card! OH yeah -you are definitely a stamper and card maker now! Thanks for playing along!!! :)

Trena in Naperville said...

Marianne, That is a great technique! Cute card! I go back over all my notes from your class before I do a Copic demo / presentation. One technique I have not tried yet, and would like to see an example of, is the one where you fill the water brush with blender solution and pick up the marker off of a palette. Will you please put that on your list to show? THANKS!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Happy Anniversaries Marianne! Your card is fantabulous!!!!!

Hugs

Vicki

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Marianne, I love your card. She is such a spunky granny..lol..I am so going to try the soaking before using my grays. Sounds like fun, and I can not wait to see the results. I really love all of your tips and info. I have a 3 ring binder that I keep them in for quick reference..Thanks for sharing your talent. Lisa G

Joy said...

Happy anniversaries. Great card! :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I'm a newbie here and am just droolin' over Grandma. The colors and tech's you used to draw me into the card are just beautiful. I don't own any Copic's unfortunately, but sure would like an opportunity to win some. You betcha' I'll be back from now on. thanks so much

sherry and joe said...

this is a wonderful card, and now that i am tipping the scales towards the "granny" generation, i love it even more! keep 'em coming! xo...sherry

Sandy Knecht said...

Cute granny card. Happy Birthday!

Catrick said...

Happy "3-way" anniversary! Love the granny...and, as I just became one, this is adorable.

Cathy Hughes

Candy said...

Love your Granny Card!! So cute. Great colours used.
Thanks for the new tips too!
I would like to congratulate you on all 3 of you Anniversaries this month!! So exciting all at the same time.
Hugs, Candy

Carla Murphy said...

Fantastic card Marianne!

Susan said...

Love it! Happy anniversaries :)

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