Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's a Big Day!

A few weeks ago I was asked by Mary Giemza to join her and design for...



When I finally quit squealing, I jumped at the chance and said, "YES!!"  I've been a huge fan of Mary's and the entire DT at Copic Creations before I even had Copic's of my own. 

About 2 years ago, I was doing a online search for invitation ideas for Brooke's 1st birthday and stumbled upon a card that took my breath away.  The creator (Mary) said she colored the image with something called Copic markers?!?!  I started doing a little research and I came across the Copic Creations Blog.  So After 10 years of absolutely REFUSING to get involved with stamping, I broke down and bought $300 worth of markers, a few stamps and the rest is history.  Believe me when I say this is an amazing honor to be asked to design for her and her team.  If you aren't familiar with Copic Creations then you must check them out...It is a wealth of information on all things Copic.  

But today is not only a big day for me...
It's Copic Creations 2nd Blogoversary!!  And you can find all the info and how to join in and win some AMAZING prizes for yourself HERE.

The challenge...Vintage or Distressed Copic Coloring


And since EVERY first card I have ever done for any DT has been WAY out of my comfort zone...today is no exception.  LOL  :)  I stared at the gorgeous vintage stamps I was geneously given by Crafty Secrets to work with for DAYS having NO idea what to do with them!!  Finally I decided I had better get to work and just do something!!  I was lucky and the card just seemed to make itself  :)   I was thrilled to discover that one of the fairies in the Fairy Set fit perfectly inside the arch from the Art Studio set.  Masking the two images, I "sat" her on the inside and sponged Antique Linen distressing ink while the image was still in the Labels 8 die.  I then stamped another image and layered her wings for dimension; which I lightly sparkled with Shimmerz Pixie Dust.  I was going to machine stitch the paper panels too but thought it was best not to tempt fate!!  LOL  


If you leave me a comment on this post you will be entered to win this stamp set from me.



And don't forget to pop over to the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to win big prizes and hop to the DT's blogs too 'cause most of us are giving something away today...you don't want to miss it!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!!


37 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

Another DT?! You are on fire, girlfriend! Congrats! No showed though given your uber talented ways with the copics!

Faye said...

Hello Sugar. This is very well deserved, you are one talented lady. Mwah. xxx

Beach Cat ! said...

Beautiful coloring. I look forward to seeing your work at CC ...

Becky said...

Well congratulations.. I can see why they would ask you :). This is just stunning. Gorgeous colors and gorgeous coloring.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

We are so happy to have you on the team Wendy! Your work is beautiful!! I love the colors and that fun flower on your card!!

Brandie said...

WOW I know you are truly excited. I can remember how thought you would never be a stamper and well just look at you GO! Any design team is lucky to have you and just keep having fun with it!! I truly love this card the wings are amazing!!

Mary J said...

Congrats Wendy - and so well deserved! This card is just gorgeous - look at those cheeks!

Dana said...

OMG!!! You've got to be on cloud nine!! I am so happy for you and so proud at the same time! I literally have goose bumps! And of course, your card is amazing! Look at all those exclamation points.. can you tell how excited I am for you?
xx
Dana

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Lovely card and great coloring job. I can see why you were asked.
Your giveaway stamp is so cute. Just what I need for a piece I am doing about Paris.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Wendy~~What a neat story of how you were selected on this uber talented DT!!! You are so deserving after browsing thru your blog~~AWESOME~!!!!!!!!!
Great vintage/distressed card ~~I know what you mean when you say outside the comfort zone :)
Thanks so much and have tremendous fun along the way~~Will be watching for your Copic Creations :D
Hugz of thanks

Anita said...

Wendy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it but especially how you've popped up the wings. Congrats on your new DT. You will be fabulous!

Kerri said...

Congratulations, Wendy!!! That is so exciting and so well deserved! You do awesome things with your Copics:) Love your card too, and the way you popped out the wings~GORGEOUS!

Paula said...

Ever since I first "met" you when we were on the WOJ Challenge DT for the same stint I've marvelled at your Copics colouring - it is something for me to aspire to. I'm finally getting started & have looked at this Challenge for a very long time. I regularly visit Heaher (Rica) so I'm programmed to the challenge dates. I'm utterly thrilled for you & so so pleased - CONGRATULAIONS!
Now as to your card - well that arch is amazing & I love what you have done altogether - the classic designs of the papers & the way you picked out chevron patterning in the middle panel with those tiny littly chevrons in the muslin of your flower....... brilliant.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Amanda R said...

Congrats Wendy! They made a great choice and your card is lovely, those 3 dimensional wings are just gorgeous!

Mrs Ham said...

I'm glad you had the courage to step out of your comfort zone, because this is beautiful.

mycardz said...

Wowzers!! Yay, Wendy, I'm VERY happy you stepped out of your comfort zone cuz you ROCKED this challenge! I love every single matching detail on your GORGEOUS card! But, awwwwwwwwwwwww - what a totally sweet story about discovering Copics!! I love it, and had no idea. I must say, you have definitely surpassed me with your Copic coloring skills - you're a definite natural when it comes to all things involving Copics! (which is why I'm soooo very happy to have you on the team!!) Yay, us! hugz, Mary

Sharon Jones said...

Congrats, Wendy! You are one busy little bee, honey! And I just L-O-V-E your cards!! You do such a fantastic job and color so beautifully!
Hugs,
Sharon

Crystal said...

Congrats Wendy, so exciting but I'm not surprised they asked you to join them!! Your copic colouring is amazing. Love your card & how you popped up the wings on the image, looks great! I can't believe you are ever out of your comfort zone as your cards are always gorgeous!!

Shirley N said...

This is totally amazing Wendy! Your coloring is gorgeous!

nicolet said...

A fantastic card Wendy! And your coloring is fabulous!
Hugs Nicolet

BishopsMommie said...

Congrats!! I would have so excited too!! I am not yet really comfy with my copics yet ..but I keep practicing!!

~Jeri~ said...

Ahhhh one day I'll be lucky enough to snag ya for my DT...made ya feel bad yet?? hahahaha Congrats my friend, you soooo deserve it! Can't wait to see what you're going to be coming up with.
I love this image and this card! Love the colors you worked with and the flower is AWESOME!!

Gillian said...

wonderful card

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow, Wendy what a huge honor and so well deserved!! Congrats!!! This card is so different from your normal style and you did a fabulous job! So happy for you:)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow this is fantastic Wendy I love the popped up wings and that fabulous flower!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Wendy and congrats!! You do great work when you work out of your comfort zone!! ;) I love how you masked this and how she appears to be sitting on the background stamp!! Beautiful!!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Congrats, Wendy! You will fit right in over there, all of your creations are amazing!! This card is very beautiful, and I must admit, I would have been out of my comfort zone on this one, too lol

miatagal said...

Congratulations Wendy; your work is so beautiful, creative and inspiring. I am amazed at the fantastic giveaways on the blog hop, hoping I am a lucky one!

Barb O. in Victoria, BC, Canada

Gab said...

Congrats on being chosen for such a great DT. Love your card

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations Wendy!!! They sure know how to pick 'em! Your work is always amazing!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi, Wendy! Welcome aboard! It's so great to work with you on the Copic Creations team ;D You card is stunning and I love the way you situated the fairy inside the arch to create a beautiful scene. Awesome coloring, too! Hugz, Cheryl

Crafty Math Chick said...

Congratulations for your spot on the team - what an honor! Your coloring is truly amazing, thanks for all the tips on how to improve my skills (and for the chance to win that adorable YNS set too!)

Rose said...

Wendy, your use of vintage florals and the coordinating argyle layers makes a wonderful home for your beautifully colored fairy on this great distressed card. I'm thrilled we'll see more of your work for the Copic Creations design team! ~ Rose

Denise Marzec said...

Huuuuuuuuuge congrats on the Copic Creations spot, girlie. Sooooooo deserved. Your coloring skills with are amazing!

Kate said...

This is stunning, Wendy! It's got a different look than your other projects and I know you wrote that you were out of your comfort zone, but you've mastered this one! Amazing!

Delphine said...

Congratulations on joining Copic Creations, Wendy! They are so so talented... but so are you! Your cards are gorgeous and your colouring perfection! I love the combination of images you have used here, beautifully coloured, and your papers and layout are fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful vintage looking card! Love your coloring with copics!

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