Gingersnap Creations. This time it's one that I know *many* of you will appreciate..... a Spicy Supply Challenge to Use Markers!
Aaaah, we DO love our Copics, those of us who are addicted.... but for this challenge I decided to do something different. (After all, there are tons of excellent tutorials on Copics out there, and I've never even been to a class!) I've had this idea swirling around in my head for a while.
For both the background paper (the damask-looking design) and for the bird, I used a combination of ink pads and water-based markers. I first inked up the stamp (for the damask I used Desert Sand (Memento), and for the bird I used Baja Breeze (SU!)), then took a brown maker and drew all around the outside edges, as well as into the interior of the design to highlight it. You can achieve this design on the outside edges of any stamp by doing the "rock and roll" method, where you lightly run a contrasting ink pad around the outside of the image. But I wanted to get some of the contrasting color into the nooks and crannies in the interior of the image.
Here's a close-up below that shows what I mean (you can click to enlarge).
I used a brown Copic marker to edge both sides of the plain blue seam binding from Martha Stewart, to shabby it up and make it coordinate with the rest of the project.
So... time to get out your markers and play, LOL! The other gals on the design team have come up with some positively stunning cards to inspire you over at Gingersnap Creations. If you decide to play along, be sure to link up your project over there for all to see. Have fun!