Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Missing You" Study in Sepia Tone and Black Tone

Hello everyone!  I have a few days off and plan to spend some quality time in my art room today and will be enjoying tomorrow at a crafting marathon with wonderful friends!  Great Friends.  Great food.  Crafting all day.   Who could ask for more!  LOL

As you are  probably aware, I have been taking Copic Classes from Suzanne Dean at   I am on my first lesson for Class 4.  I needed to use the same image for both Sepia Tone  and Black Tone.   I selected one of my very favorite images from Just Inklined -  “Cocker Spanial Pup”.

I am entering this card in two challenges (I appologize that my link is not working correctly and the URL only shows rather than the name.  I am told that blogger will be fixing that!)

Sepia Tone using   E40,  E41, E42, E44
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This is a close-up of the little cutie.
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Technique:  Vintage
  • Copic Sepia Tone
  • Copic Black Tone

Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in.
Score and fold  at  4.25 in.  (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Base 5.25 in. X 4 in.
Base layer: 5 in X 3.75 in. 
Focal Image: Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Ovals Die

Focal Image:  Digital Image by Just Inklined  “Cocker Spanial Pup”

Copic Markers:
Sepia Tone:  E40,  E41, E42, E44
Black Tone C00, C1, C3, C5, C7

Card stock :
Sepia Tone:   Cryogen White,  GKD Pure Luxury  in White,  Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss,  Kraft  and Designer Paper
Black tone:  :   Cryogen White,  GKD Pure Luxury  in White,  Pure Luxury  Black Onyx, Moonlit Fog  and Designer Paper

Ink : Memento Black

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors  (Tim Holtz helps reduce pain for those with arthritis!), Quickie Glue Pen, Adhesive, Cuttlebug or die cutter,  Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Ovals and Cricut,

Embellishments: Cream Pearl Pen by VIVA, Storybook Cartridge for corner embellishment. You can use the flourish or corner embellishment of your choice.

Tip 1:  I had a really fabulous tip for you.....   I forgot what it was...   This ole lady can't remember squat!   Well here is another one!   If you have a Cricut or Die Cutter, you can use that for flourishes and save a bundle! 

Tip 2:  Spellbinders Nestabilities “Beaded Ovals” did not  “nest” as well as I would have liked so I cut two (different colors) and trimmed the beaded portion away, sanded my edges and used the inner oval inside my outer beaded layer.   I discovered the petite or large ovals were a different shape… therefore…. I created my own. Again…. Saving a bundle!

 Black Tone using C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
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Doesn't he have just the cutest little face?
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Thank you for taking your time to look at my cards.  Please feel free to leave a comment.   
I hope you have a wonderful day!



  1. MARIE this is amazing OMG I am in love with it truly breathe taking well done you with you classes top marks from me anyway stunning
    Jacki xx

  2. I just love the look of these cards. Thanks for listing the copics used I'm going to try this myself. Great job coloring.

  3. These cards are both beautiful. Your coloring is amazing and I love everything you do.

  4. These are gorgeous..
    I think I be needing some of these classes..:)

  5. So great cards ! Colouring is superb, very nice design !

  6. I can not believe it posted so now I can say more. This is wonderful girl. What a great idea. Trying things in different colors, I just love how the dogs turned out.
    Hugs, Pat

  7. Ooh I'm looking forward to class 4 now! What a wonderful job you've done with your two images, fab!

    Did you get your iPad sorted in the end?!

  8. This is tough...if I had to pick my fave...I really couldn't. I love the brown tones, but the b&w is really amazing! Good thing I don't have Congrats on being in the 4th class are a true pro!
    Question though...if I were to dive into the copics..about how much should I set back of fun money just to get a good basic set? I'm still overwhelmed with the amount of pens there are...
    Lisa aka timid hahaha


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