Hi everyone! Happy Memorial Day - this day, in the United States, is one of reflection and remembrance of those who have fought and lost their lives defending our freedom. While it has come to also signify the beginning of Summer and Barbecue season, it is important to remind myself of the true meaning of this day every year. For me, it means taking my family to the Memorial Day ceremony at the National Cemetery
With this on my mind, I created this card. At the National Cemetery here, you will see rows upon rows of simple white crosses. This was the inspiration for my card. It's kind of a weird card, I'll admit, because I'm not sure who I would honestly send this to, but inspiration comes from anything and I had this vision for my card and I do love the way it turned out. Instead of a card, this might look nice in a simple frame, perhaps given as a gift to someone or in honor of someone you lost while serving our nation. You could easily add a name and dates in lieu of the sentiment I used.
Anyhoo, enough rambling, I created a simple Copic speed coloring video showing how I colored this sweet image. The image I used is from Dreamerland Crafts are new company we started carrying recently and I think all the images are super sweet. They remind me of children's book illustrations. This is the first one I picked up but I know I will be getting more. I hope you enjoy the video!
Of course, I used Wink of Stella and was actually able to get a pretty good photo of the shimmer! I just love it on my images - the perfect simple embellishment every time.
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Dreamerland Crafts stamp (You Are In My Prayers)
Paper Smooches stamp (Circle of Honor)
Tsukineko Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
Copic Markers: (skin)E000, E00, E11, V22, R20, R22; (hair) E51, E53, E33, V20; (flower) R17, R24, R29, E09; (dress) B21, B24, B26, B29; (background) YG91, YG63, YG67, B92, V20
Doodlebug 6x6 Paper pad (Patriotic Picnic)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities (Crosses Two)
My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 20)
Simon Says Stamp (stitched circle dies)
Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko Embossing Powder (gold)
Tsukineko Versamark Ink
Zig Wink of Stella (clear)