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Jan 14, 2011

BC195 - January Sketch

Happy Friday! - Today the BC Challenge group has this wonderful sketch for you to try out.  I had a blast with this card and sketch.

For starters I got to use 2 brand new items.  The stamps I used are from There She Goes - Love Birds set which I recently purchased.  What a sweet and cute little set. 

Next up I used these on my card:

Yep,  I made a big purchase (more on the way) with good old plastic money.  Why...because they were such a good bargain I couldn't pass it up.  I found them here: Along with the great discount on the Price I also received Free Shipping and an extra 15% off the price on this order and 10% on my 2nd order.  So while they are spendy I saved a bundle and just couldn't pass it up.
Okay please don't be to hard on me regarding the coloring because believe me I have a LONG WAY to go in my Copic coloring skills but we all have to start somewhere, right?  So without further ado here is my card:

Stamps: There She Goes - Love Birds

Card Stock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise.
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye - Love Me Do line.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers - Sorry I didn't write down the numbers I used.

Copic Spica Glitter Pen
Paper Piercing Tool

Ribbon:  Heidi Grace designs

Photo corner Punch: EK Success

Heart Gems: Hero Arts

Now be sure to pop in on the other BC Members Blogs to see what they have created using this sketch.


  1. you go!!!! awesome and your bird is adorable. love those colors!

  2. Darling image. Great card. Welcome to the world of Copics.

  3. How cute! Love the papers, wonderful coloring! I still haven't caved - you got a great deal!

  4. I am so envious of those copic markers -- everyone does beautiful works of art with them. Maybe someday...Love this card -- the lovebird is darling. Now, please quit putting links to good dealson your blog...I'm trying to do better!

  5. Ack! This is adorable Ida! The photo corners with the little hearts are a cute accent! Congrats on your big purchase! You'll love working with Copic markers! You did a beautiful job here! :D

  6. This is terrific! Love the paper and your layout is wonderful!

  7. What a perfect card, Ida. Adorable little bird and the hearts are a beautiful reminder of Valentine's Day. Love it.

  8. What a cute card, Ida! I found those same MME papers in a stack just last week and need to get them used up this year for some Valentine's! Thanks for the inspiration! And woohoo on your new "toys!" Have fun coloring!

  9. love all the copic goodies! Have fun with them, they are nice to use and take awhile to get used to.

    Great card, love the colors!

  10. Oh so cute!! Going back to check out the link...shame on you for enabling me ;-)

  11. Fantastic card Ida love all the hearts and the little bird. Papers go so well together.

  12. Ohh drooling over your collection of Copics!!! FUN! Love my COpics. Great card too!

  13. You will LOVE the Copics- and you are off to a great start! Your image is darling- love the DSP.

  14. Fun cards and congrats on your new toys. I have to tell you I hated those darn markers when I first got them and kept kicking myself, but once I really started playing with them, I totally fell in love...you will too!

  15. Ida,
    Welcome to the world of Copics. They are fabulous and most importantly - FUN! I think your coloring is great. You'll get more comfortable with shading over time. If an opportunity comes up - go to a class. It really does help. Using them is not always intuitive.

    This is a darling card. I adore birds - especially whimsical ones. This card is great. Love the blue.

  16. How sweet....what a wonderful Valentine card! Great use of this week's sketch.

  17. Sounds like you got a deal you shouldn't pass up! I think you did a fantastic job with the coloring!!! Super cute interpretation of the sketch!

  18. congrats on your purchase, have fun! Luv your card, that bird is so cute and your coloring is great.

  19. Ida, this is so sweet! I love the bright colors--that paper is fabulous. Congrats on your new markers!