Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Promarkers and Copics - Sepia tones

After being inspired by the very talented Nikky Hall at Polkadoodles, and having received some new ProMarkers to add to my ever expanding collection, I thought I would have a go at achieving a Sepia effect using a limited number of pens (as demonstrated by Nikky on Create and Craft).  The focal image is a Greetings Farm stamp called Dahlia, a gift from Karen which has been used and used.  As usual I've used my Martha Stewart punches, Nestabilities and a bit of ribbon to accent.  The oak leaves and acorns are Sheena Douglass 'A Little Bit Sketchy - Autumn Leaves' stamps. I know it is summer, but the sepia tones were just crying out to be mixed with autumnal leaves. And you know I love a bit of nature...  And the Oak tree being my joint top favourite tree (with the Weeping Willow) I had to buy these stamps when I saw them.  Bit sad having top favourite trees isn't it, but that's just me! Maybe I've got a bit of Ent in me.

Here's a close up of the image - click on the image if you want to see it close up.
I used a combination of Copics and ProMarkers. Still got to put in more practise to get perfect shading and 'shiny hair' but starting to get there.   As I'm on orders to try to relax and de-stress a bit this week, I think some colouring might just be the ticket. Any excuse hey?!


Karen said...

Helen this is fantastic and then some! :)
I have to admit when I first saw it I thought you had put some dried leaves on it - it's that good.
Your colouring is brilliant, the colour combination perfect and the whole thing is just stunning!
It sounds like you're rough again.Make sure you do plenty of colouring. Good de-stresser and makes us crafters calmer. Please don't overdo it this week and take better care of yourself.
lol K x

Kirsty Wiseman said...

helen, can you send me your address again please, so I can get the stamps to you x