Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives---when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CMC Copic Challenge

The holiday madness is finally behind me and a new year has started! Whew! It was fun while it lasted, but I have to say I'm mighty glad to have the holidays behind me and a fresh new year stretching out in front of me. Don't you always feel like you can conquer the world when a new year starts? I do, and while I don't really make resolutions, I do try to think about things I'd like to accomplish in the new year. One of those things for me is to participate in more challenges from a variety of blogs and websites. So, this is the first one I'm jumping into - it's the Color Me Creative Classroom Copic Challenge group. The challenge this time was to do projects that were in cream, white and gold. Of course, since this is the Copic Challenge group there had to be copic coloring also! Yikes! Coloring gold is a real challenge! At least it was for me, but here are my two creations for the challenge.

This card has a base of Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Ivory base weight and Pure Luxury Good as Gold that was embossed with a Sizzix folder. The image and sentiment are both from the Gina K Designs set called "With This Ring." I used Spellbinders classic circles and scalloped circles as well as the Fancy Tags.

This one also has a base of Pure Luxury Ivory base weight, a layer of Good as Gold and a layer of Ivory layering weight paper that was embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. The pears and sentiment are from a Gina K Designs set that I've had for quite a while and really haven't used much, but the pears seemed like a good choice for coloring gold (they actually look more golden in real life than they do here; they also have some sparkle on them that didn't show up in the photo). The set is called "Fruitful Harvest."

I hope you enjoyed these creations. They were fun to make and did provide a challenge for me when it came to the coloring -- I hadn't really tried doing a gold look and it wasn't as easy I had hoped! LOL! That's what challenges are for, right? To stretch us and to help us improve our skills.

Thanks for stopping by! Smiles :-)


Suzanne said...

beautiful warming colours, i need it, freezing in kent thank you for joining us at cmc this week

Marie Gamber said...

Kay, the cards are beautiful I just love them! Thank you so much for joining us at cmc!