Thursday, October 17, 2013

IO Challenge- Favorite Technique

This week's Impression Obsession challenge is all about favorite techniques. I know that my favorite techniques always involve coloring, but I couldn't decide between Copic markers or watercolor pencils. Therefore, I had to post both. :)

For my first card, I used Leigh Hannan's Peppermint Moon (G2457)as well as Copic markers and Wink of Stella glitter pens. For the background, I used the new Ledger Cover a Card background (CC165). I love that you get such bright, bold results with Copic markers. As a contrast, I like the softer muted tones that you can get from watercolor pencils.

For my second card, I used watercolor pencils on the Autumn Tree (E7726). The background is a combination of both the Ledger Cover a Card (CC165) as well as the Mesh Circles Cover a card (CC161). I almost said combining Cover a Card backgrounds was my favorite technique, but I thought that I might be pushing it.

Need more technique inspiration? Check out all of the designer blogs:
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher (you are here)

Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!


Craftyfield said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love combining CACs too, in fact love using CACs full stop!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful cards!

Pattie J. said...

I love the peppermint moon, the best, it such an unusual image. But one does need the fall trees and their falling leaves of color as well.
watercolor pencils are fun to use, and easier to control, I think over brushes. But then I love colored pencils . You did well on both.