Here are the Copics used:
This type of coloring/shading is extremely easy. Pick a very light and darker shade, color the entire space with the light shade. Add a bit of dark where you want. Blend with the lighter shade. Add more dark and repeat as needed until you get the colors you want. With small images, this goes very quickly and easily, and yields a lovely dramatic effect.
Note that the flowers are arranged in an irregular visual triangle. The one to the left of the sentiment takes advantage of the left justification of the sentiment, which would otherwise look odd in the middle of the card.
I also placed a large paper order last week because *gasp* I had no spare packs of Papertrey Stampers Select white cardstock. THE HORROR is over. Isn't that a beautiful pile of papery goodness? Should last the rest of the year!
The hanging on the wall is new, too...a recent splurge at Hobby Lobby. So pretty! (And less expensive than the Copics!)
What have you splurged on recently?
stamps: Hero Arts Just for You by Lia, Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts
ink: Memento tuxedo black
paper: Gina K Deluxe white
accessories: Copic markers (numbers pictured above), rhinestones