I printed out the "numbers" background, colored in the 9 to match the bug, added twine, layered and done!
TOP TIP: Repairing Copic Reds that have bled outside the lines:
Because Copic Reds bleed so easily - (1) I tend to color the reds first - that way if it bleeds beyond repair, I can always start over & won't have wasted the other coloring time. (2) Color inside the lines leaving a margin until you get a sense of how much the reds will bleed outward. You can always go back and do a light, thin line of color to fill in the margin. My attempts at rescuing mistakes include: (3) Wait till the red dries, two to three attempts only with the blender pen to push the red back to the line, then again wait till it dries before you repeat the steps. This is backward from a blending technique, where you want the colors to move into each other. If you wet the paper too much with the blender pen, the reds will flow into the wet area, extending the "bleed". (4) If all else fails, I will "fussy cut" the image to get rid of bleeds. (See ladybug above - LOL!) And of course, the ultimate solution - see number (1) above!
This card should be eligible for the following
Top Tip Tues Challenge #87 - Things with Wings (ladybug) TIP
Sentimental Sunday #124 - black and White and one color (red!)
PaperPlay #41 - Simply Cute
Crafty Ribbon - Children's Birthday
2 Sisters#113 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Z is for Zoo (Ladybugs are featured in the zoo at the Flea Circus!)
Digi Tuesday #182 - Warm and Fuzzy
SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES
IMAGES: The focal image is a Free Printable; background is "Pick a Number" by Can You Digi It
Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the
images; base CS is Georgia Pacific Neenah
EMBELLISHMENTS: Wobbles & twine from stash.
INKS: "Barn Door" Distress Inks were used to create the faux, red frame; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
May you color with abandon, create wildly
and always, always, make what amuses you!