Keep Swimming

When I saw this adorable little turtle stamp at Lil' Inker I just knew I had to buy him and color him.   Isn't this just the cutest?!  Now I need to buy more greens, yellow and brown so I can color him the way I really want to.

Obviously I am just a beginner with Copics and have a lot to learn, but I'm still having fun.  I accidently grabbed my darker green when coloring his little neck to blend out from the shadows and couldn't fix it.  How do you fix such a mistake? He looks a little funny, but I think the person I send this card to won't mind.

The little clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh remind me of air bubbles and add just a touch of dimension to this card.   The sketch I used came from CAS(E) this Sketch.

Isn't it perfect for my colored image?   I thought about tying burlap ribbon or twine under the picture, but wanted to keep it "clean" for the CAS challenge.

If you are looking for a card you can send to the boys, this one is it.  Nothing frilly and pink about it.  ;)   It's not "masculine" though so it can go either way.  What I love most about this card is that the sentiment fits when "Get Well Soon" just doesn't.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Card Supplies

Stamps: Sea Turtle (Lil' Inker) 
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Daffodil Delight (SU), Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Copics: W1, B0000, B02, BV23, G28, G29, RV29, RV91, YG63, YG67
Paper: Glistening 6x6 pad (Authentique), Early Espresso (SU), Sahara Sand (SU)
Accesories: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


  1. Gosh, Heather this little turtle is adorable!! Love the little crab on his back too! I think your coloring is pretty darn good. Love the sentiment too! All around awesome card, sistah!!! ♥

  2. Oh my gosh, everyone can use that advice! I love your card, and against the stripe, it's perfect. The coloring looks fine to me. I thought the markers were the same as Tombow or one of those, but this post makes me think they aren't, so maybe I don't need to buy any for a while. =)

  3. Oh, this is so sweet! What a great take on the sketch!

  4. Perfect take on the sketch Heather! This is a super cute turtle and I love the sentiment! I think your coloring looks good- I'm a novice with copics too but I think you can use the colorless blender to lighten up areas you feel are too dark.

  5. Thank you. This card makes me happy just looking at it.

    Robin, I think I tried the colorless blender and the color looked really funny and scared me. LOL So, I quickly colored over it and accomplished nothing. Perhaps I should have let the CB do its job. Keep swimming ... err.. coloring. :)

  6. Fun take on the sketch! Love the sequin bubbles!


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