It's been a long time dream to complete my intermediate Copic markers class. Coloring as a child brought such joy to me and as an adult I find I still love the art. Instead of using crayons and crayola markers I've advanced to Copic markers. These are markers on steroids........in a good way. The capabilities are endless and while I'm still taking little baby steps with these markers, I hope that with hours and hours of practice I will be able to fine tune my skills.
This card was made for a dear niece of mine who is going on a summer long journey to Italy. She's beautiful, intelligent and quite frankly, brave. She's one of the bravest young ladies I know and has faced adversities that would make most of us crumble to the ground incapable of ever getting up again. She's a hero to me and I wish her all the best that life can possibly offer. I will be thinking of her while she's traveling through Italy and remember the wonderful time I had when I was there in my early 30's. It's an amazingly beautiful country with so much richness, beauty and heritage but hey, I'm a little biased being that I'm Italian and was spoon fed story after story about this amazing place.
I used Tiddly Inks image "Gonna Miss You" after having found this image on a blog called "Ms Petunias", a beautiful blog by Carolyn LaBille. I loved the colors she used and while I still need all the help I can get, I actually used the same colors, or nearly the same colors, as she did in coloring this image. I know in time I will be brave enough to venture out on my own, choosing my own colors and putting them together but I hope that she doesn't mind that I completely hijacked her color scheme for this image.