Love Forever

Tiddly_Cave_Make_it_crafy_Oasis_11_26_13 Hello everyone!

Once again, something very different and new here today! You’re looking at my brand new Love Forever framed artwork, a combination of a couple of digital stamps: Desert Oasis from Make it Crafty and Cave Folks by Tiddly Inks.

As I get asked to show more and more how I do my work, I’m becoming more aware of needing to document the process. As always, first I outline the digital images in Silhouette Studio software and have my Silhouette cutter complete the intricate cuts. Then I start coloring, which is always the most fun! I color the images with Copic Markers (list of markers below) spending a lot of attention to details and quality. Once coloring is complete, I highlight some parts with Fiskars glitter gel pens to add a little extra glow, which looks beautiful in natural light. Also, the main character is always mounted with foam pieces to give the image a 3D look. This time I used metallic gel pens for the jewelry, head piece bone and spots on their cloths.

What is so UNIQUE about this piece? The image is larger (much larger) than usual. To be exact, the frame is 14″ x 14″ with double matting and opening of 7.25″ x 7.25″. I also used the most colors for this piece — please see list below.

Please remember that I am always happy to personalize the artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

Please visit my Etsy Store and  Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images. 

hugs, Rita

*artwork was custom order, sold *

The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Boy Hair: E33, E35, E37, E47 and Outfit: C3, C5, C7
Girl Hair: YR20, YR21, YR24 and Outfit: Y08, Y17, YR07
Sand and Cave: E11, E13, E15, E18
Palm trees and grass: G02, G05, G17, BG23, YG03m TG67
Water: B00, B01, B04, B05, B06

I’m entering her in the following challenges:
– Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge# 82 Anything Goes
– One Stitch At A Time Challenge# 191
– Creative Corner Challenge Heavy Metal
– Make it Colourful Challenge#3 Skin and Muscle Definition
– Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
– DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes
– Hambo Hoedown #138 Interactive Something Moves
– Delicious Doodles No Design Paper
– Deep Ocean Challenge # 65 Favourite Colour Combo
– Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes
– Crafty Boots Storybook Characters
– Make it Crafty Design Team Call


25 thoughts on “Love Forever

  1. holy wow! this is a stunner! what a fabulous piece of artwork and I can’t believe it is all colored by Copics! Great job!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  2. Oh my goodness Rita ….This picture is such a beautiful work of art and your colouring is outstanding. You and your Copic pens are an amazing partnership. With winter fast approaching the scene you have created is so warming ….Love this creation. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  3. Beautiful card and great scene! thanks for joining us at Make it Colorful challenge!I hope to see you on the next!

  4. This is gorgeous and so fun, Rita! The scene looks so realistic the way you’ve coloured it. A definite work of art. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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