February 05, 2009

Champagne and Roses Card

I made this card for two challenges but the real challenge ended up being the photography! This card was so hard to photograph. Without flash, it looks too dark overall. With flash, the 'champagne' looks uneven and blotchy. I did my best but when you are entering a challenge with a prize, this really sucks! Anyhoo, this is for Mojo Monday sketch challenge 72 and SCS Ways To Use It 203 Bottoms Up! Make a card with something to do with alcohol. Along with the image, I used Copics as shadows.
 champagne and roses2
The image is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder. The 'champagne' is painted with a mixture of Radiant Pearls and pink gold Pearl Ex. It looks so beautiful IRL; it just  champagne and roses closeup looks OK here. The rose is coloured in with riding hood red ink using a watercolour brush, same technique using old olive for the leaf. The shading is just multiple layers of the same ink. I shadowed the image with Copic C-1 and C-3 in areas where the items touch the 'base' or 'table' but the glasses are edged in B-00. TIP: Just so you know, I found out on a previous card that you cannot actually touch the embossing with your Copic. It seems to dissolve the embossing ruining the shine on the embossing and mucking up your marker. I was careful to come close without actually touching. The ribbon is actually two ribbons layered together. The ribbon rosette actually matches much better IRL; it looks a bit too peachy here.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: Versamark; riding hood red, old olive SU!
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pack; pretty in pink, pink pirouette, white CS-SU!
Accessories: ribbon rosette with pearl-UK, SU! scalloped edge punch, MS lace edge punch, Pilot gold paint pen, foam dots-SU! and UK, Radiant Pearls, pink gold Pearl Ex, watercolour brush, Copic Markers
Techniques: heat embossing, ink watercolour, gold edging


Kimmie said...

Those champaigne flutes came out divine!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Great job!!! ~Olena~

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is gorgeous, Rebecca!! Wow your floral cards have really been beautiful lately! keep up the great work!!!

Janna said...

This is very, very pretty! I love the pinks that you used and the champagne looks delicious! Great job on the coloring!


Candy said...

Gorgeous card!!

Cassie said...

love the image and your coloring of the champagne is amazing!! good luck - i hate when the photoing is the hard part!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing! :)