Hey my friends! Today is Part 3 of my “Practicing my Copic Coloring” blog series and this time I’m working with a new stamp set (to me anyway, the set’s been out quite awhile). Lawn Fawn has some of the cutest critter stamp sets and when I saw this “Wild for You“, I bought it!
I also purchased the coordinating dies (separately) but they didn’t arrive in time for this posting so I used my Brother Scan ‘N Cut to cut out the images and it worked perfectly! I colored the elephant, lion, baby elephant and lion and I made sure to list all the colors I used for each critter below:
Elephants (I chose warm and cool grays to mix it up a bit).
Warm Gray Colors:
- W4 – darkest
- W2 – lightest
- Inner ears and cheeks (for all the animals) – RV11
Cool Gray Colors:
- C1 – darkest
- C00 – lightest
- for the body – Y19 darker, Y18 lighter
- Spots, top of tail, hoofs and ossicones – E15
- E30 – lightest mixed with E97 for the body
- E97 – mid-tone
- E15 – darkest (for the mane with E97)
These three colors mix so well together, I was really surprised!
For my backgrounds, I used Simon Says Stamp’s “Clouds for Days” stencil and ink blended with “Ocean” Pawsitively Saturated ink on one card and “Surf” on the other for a lighter cloudscape.
I wanted to mimic grass on a hill so I used 2 of the Lawn Fawn’s “Hillside” dies and ink blended them with Simon’s “Limelicious” and “Pearfection” Saturated inks (all these colors are from Simon’s 1st collection of Saturated inks).
I colored heavier on the bottom and lighter towards the sky.
I also colored the birthday hats and the crown and fussy cut them with my new scissors! I added some extra accents with my white gelly roll #10 pen and a few dots to my elephants with the W4 Copic marker.
For my sentiment, I thought having a sign would be fun, so I simply used my square nested dies, stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn stamp set in Black on white cardstock and used Pinkfresh Studio’s “Evergreen” ink for the “Wild” part of the sentiment.
For my stands, I die cut the one from Spellbinders’ Birds of the Seasons “Summer” die set on Lawn Fawn’s “Light Woodgrain” cardstock. To make it more interesting, I ink blended it with Distress “Vintage Photo” ink. I love using this color for that rustic look.
I played around with positioning for awhile cause I wasn’t sure where I wanted my animals. However, when I adhered my hills to the card bases, I made sure to use double-sided foam squares at the bottom of my cards. This left room for me to insert the critters behind the lower hill nicely.
Last thing I did was stamp some hearts from the set and I colored them with Copic #24 and #27 markers. I absolutely love how playful these cards are and I really feel so fulfilled and more confident with how my coloring is coming along. ;D
- Lawn Fawn “Wild for You” Stamp Set
- Lawn Fawn “Wild for You” Coordinating Die or get the bundle here
- Lawn Fawn’s “Hillside” die set
- Simon Says Stamp “Clouds for Days” stencil
- Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks – Collection #1
- Lawn Fawn “Light Woodgrain” Cardstock
- Brother Scan ‘N Cut SDX125 or here or see the full list of Scan ‘N Cut Machines
- Copic Sketch Markers here, here or here
- 6 Sets of Nested Shape Dies
- Spellbinders “Build a Summer Birdhouse” Dies from Birdhouses through the Seasons Collection
- Simon Says Stamp “Intense Black” ink pad
- White #10 Gelly Roll Pen
- Distress Traditional “Vintage Photo” ink pad
- Yoseng Tiny Blending Brushes 10-pack
- Pinkfresh Studio’s “Evergreen” ink
- EK Tools Precision Scissors (great for fussy cutting)
- Double-sided Foam Squares Mixed Lot (I buy this in bulk)