Copic Coloring- Succulents

I love getting a package from one of my favorite companies- My Favorite Things. The images are adorable and so fun to color. I started playing with the Sweet Succulents stamp set and honestly couldn’t stop. There were so many cute images and reminded me of my love for succulents. I have an entire back patio filled with succulents. The best part is they are ALIVE!

Since I couldn’t stop coloring, I decided to create three cards, slightly different to get great use of this stamp set.

I started each of the cards using the Small Brick Wall Stencil with Hero Arts Textured Paste. Once they were dry, I inked over the brick backgrounds with a blending brush. For the tropical blue background, I used Simon Hurley’s Clear Skies ink. I love this gorgeous blue. WOWSA. It’s so gorgeous. I added some black splatter for interest.

All of the succulents were colored using the following Copic Markers:

Copic Makers:

YG11, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG25,

G29

V01, V04, V06, V09

RV34

R00, R11, R83, R85, R95

W5, W3, W1

C5, C3, C1

T5, T3, T1

For the yellow background I used My Favorite Things Lemon Drop Ink. I love how their inks react with water. Their inks were a must have in my stamp room for their vibrant colors and water reactive.

Lastly, to finish each of the cards I added the Black and White Stripes Patterned Paper. This paper pack is probably the most widely used pattern paper I reach for. I’ll be honest, I’m not the greatest at adding pattern paper, but I sure love how this black and white stripe makes a card pop.

The last card uses a pop of pink using Simon Hurley’s ink Sidewalk Chalk. I love the names of his inks. LOL. They make me giggle. You can see his entire line of inks HERE. Also, Simon’s inks are also water reactive giving a fun look to any ink blended backgrounded.

To finish the cards I die cut using the coordinating Sweet Succulents die cuts and a greeting using white embossing powder on black cardstock. I love this stark contrast, and draws the eyes towards what we’re trying to convey to the person receiving our masterpieces. Right?

In Other News!

I hope you enjoyed these cards today. It combines my love for coloring all the things and succulents. I’ve got lots of projects in the works sitting on my desk. I’m also traveling a bit. Russ and I are headed to Orlando in a few weeks to watch sweet Brandon graduate from college. I honestly can’t believe how fast these last four years passed by. I feel like time is going by at warp speed. He has many decisions to make over the next few months as he decides where to utilize his degree in IT. I can’t wait to see the kids. My heart longs for them most days, which is why papercrafting has been a positive outlet. It lets me focus on something else besides worrying about them. Now… let’s be honest, that thought is still there. It’s just tamed a bit when I’m focused on coloring something cute. I’ll take it.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed. Have a wonderful and amazing week and thank you for stopping in to read. I cannot express how much I appreciate your time.

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  1. Kathy Carpenter

    I am so glad that you are back! I have been a SU demonstrator for 20+ years. I used to follow you before you took your hiatus. I love your style!! Since that time I too have fallen in love with coloring with Copic markers and SU blends. MFT and Art Impression (people) are my favorite go-to images to color. I can’t wait to see your creations and I am sure I will learn from you. Welcome back!!

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